Story-writing and Impecuniosity.
the dressiness of his wife &c. Nast and Sally
were present; didn�t mix much with the rest, but
laughed superfluously at Miss Rogers sayings.
Haney came in anon, from a call at Bellew�s.
Mr. Russell was of the party and Mrs. Edwards.
Eliza is willing to be great friends with me just
now, she wants to pump me about Haney�s cold-
ness towards her. Artless creatures young girls
1. Saturday. Heavy snow-storm all day.
Story-writing in better spirits than of late, though
in debt for three weeks board and otherwise hard
up. Cahill came up by 4 P. M. so deplorably
drunk that he tumbled down the lower stairs, in
quitting my room, and I had to help him to his.
In the evening to the house of Mr. Frank Moore
in Union Square, according to appointment made
by him, which he broke. I had addressed
him by letter in re a projected Diary of Charles-
ton doings, during the Sumter business, advertised
for publication. Very snowy night.
2. Sunday. To Bellew�s by 5 P. M. Out
with him. He told me that he had received a
letter from O�Brien, on Lander�s staff, at
Cumberland, Md. At the Woodbine in the