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          Aiken.   Brigham�s Wharf-Restaurant.
the N. Y. Times.     He d____d Rawlings as a hum-
bug, narrated how the Doctor had compelled Max
Weber�s hospitality of t�other day, winding up by
borrowing $5 of Aiken to treat the band with.   �I
knew I was losing the money,� said Aiken, �but I
hadn�t moral courage to say no.�     We breakfasted
together comfortably at the restaurant attached
to the Hygeia, and then I sought Brigham.    Loaf-
ing, dining and visiting a steamer with him � a
good deal at the Quartermaster�s Office.     Hall
returned from Camp, having spent the night with
Hayes.     Supped at little restaurant near the
wharf, of which Brigham was part proprietor.  He
had foreseen the chance of making money by this, in
view of the enormous influx of troops, got permis-
sion to erect a neat wooden shanty with an adjacent
bar-room (where, in obedience to military orders,
only wines and ales were retailed to officers and
civilians) and gone partners with some sutler;
together they were doing a roaring business.  At
the wharf.          Regiments disembarking, among
them, the 62nd New York, once the Anderson
Zouaves, some of the officers of which recognized
me.        To a blind-room at the Hygeia with
Hall.     Scribbling.    Wrote to the Tribune for
money, mine, including sundry disbursements
from Wilkeson, getting low.
29.	Saturday.   Breakfast at wharf restau-               
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