Letter from Charley.
1. Saturday. Wrote Tribune editorial. Down
town with it to the office, looked into Haney�s
and returned. Edge and Boweryem in my
room in the evening, the latter jawing wearily.
2. Sunday. Scribbling till 4. Then to Leslie�s.
Met House and Clapp by the way. A lovely Septem-
berish day. Stayed at 38th Street till near 11.
3. Monday. Down town in the afternoon. A
gusty, sunny day.
4. Tuesday. To Harper�s. At Haney�s
met Bellew; anon Banks. Uptown. Writing
letters. One arrived from Charley, dated �9
Willow Cottage, Canonbury.� It answers my
inquiries about my Lecture project, estimating
the cost of such an exhibition at about as many
pounds as I have dollars, so I must e�en say
Good Bye to the present hope of returning to En-
gland. �As regards home affairs all things
are just as when you left, excepting our Father�s
fast breaking up and I should think would not
live long: he�s kinder, I think, than he had used
to be.� (Poor father, God help him!) �I am not
much there, being too happy in my own little
home, with my dear little wife and child, who is a
great favorite with all, being healthy and a most
merry little thing. God only knows how much love
it brings out of one�s nature, dear Tom! one�s