nelcy of a negro-regiment; now
he must fain be editor of a
daily paper and the exponent of the
Banks dynasty. Withal he professed
the utmost zeal for the negro cause.
The other Hills is honester, diffident
of his abilities: A. C. will be the
master spirit.) Back to hotel.
In room, Ripleys, or here and
there, scribbling. By 9 came the
two Hills, A. C. bent on overpowering
me with the knowledge of his new
position. Chaffed him on his greed,
which he didn�t like. Whittaker
in Ripley�s room, below. Writing.
With Schell a, Hayes and A. G.
out for drinks and oysters about
10. Tuesday. Schell brought a
report of the capture of Charleston S.C.
to my bed-side. Out, to breakfast,
then to Delta Office. Tracy there