the meal, a bottle of champagne and
cigars, Capt S. assigned to me the
house of Mann as quarters, which I
incontinently visited, finding it a big
roomy one, containing plenty of mat-
trasses and some furniture. Then
to the house fronting the Provost Mar-
shal�s office where I found Howell.
Anon Hills and Shaw came and Lieut.
O�Gorman, the young Irishman, who
had been about to arrest me, on quitting
the Laurel Hill. Drinks and talks.
Supper with a little military crowd,
anon in parlor. Then to the �minstrel�
entertainment, given by negroes, offi-
cer�s servants, and excellently well-
done, especially as regards a �Robert
Ridley� performance. With Shaw, Hills
Howell & O�Gorman back again to
house opposite the Provost Marshal�s
Office. Drinks, then with Howell to
my quarters. The lower rooms, or
two of them locked up, so we proceed-