1. Monday. Writing till evening. Out with
Cahill for ale; he remorseful and talking about
his having been making a fool of himself.
2. Tuesday. To �Evening Post� Office, saw Nord-
hoff and Maverick, then to Jersey City and by
a crowded stage, in which I was seated by a
rather pretty woman (a carman�s wife, going to
visit her husband, who had volunteered) to New-
ark Bay. Inspected the camp of the Anderson
Zouaves. A breezy, sunny, but unusually cold
day. A five-mile walk back to Jersey City.
A blustrous, raw evening. Abed early.
3. Wednesday. Writing. Looked in at 745
in the evening, Matty being alone in the base-
ment, her sisters and Nast on the housetop,
watching the comet. Selwyn, Hayes� brother-
in-law came. Left soon and called on the Wood-
ward girls, taking them out to have ice-cream.
The night hot, the streets pyrotechnic, the girls
in great spirits. Taking them back to the house,
I found Richardson, who boards there.
4. Thursday. Up betimes and to 745, find-
ing Haney, Jack, Selwyn and Nast on the
door-step. Presently breakfast down stairs,
during which the girls appeared, Sally with
her annual headache. After 8 I set off