In New Orleans.
rain, which resembled a summer shower.
The weather being almost sultry. In the Ro-
tunda. A proposition from A. G. Hills, to go
to Berwick Bay, in the La Fourche country to-
morrow, there to visit a negro regiment. With
Hamilton and Schell, also Herbert to the St
Charles Theatre, where we saw an absurd per-
formance spoken of in the letter on the previous
page. Left after two acts. Up in the room
of Shaw and Leland; talk of Banks rule
as contrasted with Butler�s. To room and
scribbling up diary.
27. Saturday. A wet day, postponing the
Lafourche trip. With Schell and A. G. Hills
to the post-office, to Adams� Express &c. Wri-
ting to the Tribune in the afternoon. In
the evening out with Hamilton and Schell
about own, endeavoring to discover a Creole
ball, Hamilton being especially ardent for
a dance. The streets very quiet by night. Our
search proving unsuccessful we had some
lager and returned to the St Charles. Pre-
sently the vivacious Hamilton took a carriage
and bowled off, subsequently succeeding, I
believe, in satisfying his terpsichorean cravings.
Not feeling inclined for bed yet, I had another
stroll about the city, alone, returning by 11 1/2
to take a tod with Howell, then to my room.