gingly we assent. Then the story
explodes as a prodigious Sell!!!
It is celebrated by whiskey-skins
up till midnight, only H. Hills slight
ly resenting it. Then we retire to
our very-much need slumber.
7. Wednesday. Abed till 11. News
of Howell going off to Baton. Rouge
Hamilton up. He has left the
Times account to Cozzens and �written
an editorial.� Gets his news rather
as a gentleman than as a reporter.
His extraordinary Galveston (?) sket-
ches exhibited on Monday might, drawn
from misconception of Howell�s account
read to him. Chaff and talk there-
on: Hamilton perspiring in apprehen-
sion about Cozzens� account and his
drawings. Out for a meal with H.
Hills and Hayes, to cheap place, for
meal. Left latter there and took
stroll with Hills, to Canal Street.
Small purchases. Left Hills &