thither, indoors and out. At 4,
dined at Gen. Hamilton�s. Major
Harai Robinson, Shaw, H. Hills, Alexan-
der & others there, not the General.
One Hayne an Irish-faced ex-Ala-
bamian and recent Texan loyalist,
distinguished himself by talking just
the reverse of his asserted principles.
Discussion as to how war ought to
be prosecuted. Almost a row. Back
to hotel, with H. Hills, Shaw
and Leland or Alexander following.
Loafing about hotel. In the evening
I am introduced by Hamilton to
one Johnstone, claiming to be of the
Phila. Enquirer. Rashly, I introduce
him to others. Rumor of the return
of Burt with news of a big disaster
at Galveston, Texas. It resolves it-
self into telegram from Burt, from
down the river to Gen. Banks. In
the evening* up in H. Hills� room, with
him, Alexander, another and pre-