An overloaded Steamboat.
New York by the 6 o�clock boat, which, being the
last one, was dangerously overcrowded � I never
saw a boat so much so � insomuch as I got
to the extreme stern end, in case of a capsize,
that I might have a chance for an unobstructed
swim. Many passengers got off at Guttenberg,
preferring footing it to the presumed risk, and
we, at an uptown New York pier, which we were
not sorry to land at. Loafing in the parlor
the rest of the evening. I miss
Cahill a good deal; more than I should have
fancied. I was accustomed to the beggar and
he had so many likeable qualities. Saying this
to Morris t�other night; �Why, yes!� he an-
swered, �nobody else could get a word out of you
of late, so that I was quite jealous! You�d
sit glum till he came in when you�d immediate-
ly brighten up and sit chaffing with him for
half-an-hour together!� I hadn�t noticed this.
There�s a cock-and-bull story that Ledger
has been seen recently in New York, the asser-
ters two guests at our Bal-Masque. Our land-
lady came to me with it.
25. Monday. Writing. Morris up in the
afternoon. Down-town. Writing in the evening.
26. Tuesday. To 10th street after breakfast,
with copy for Addey. Saw him and Newman.