had forged a note on his name to
Howell, sticking it against the
mirror of the latter; saying he want-
ed to see him immediately!) Chaff
of A. C. in Hayes presence. Down
stairs to Howell, about 1 A. M.
Ripley up in my room previously.
Abed about 2. Saw Harris
at about 7 and drank with
him. The rotunda crowded: all
sorts of rumors astir; assassination
of Butler by Bouligny, at Wash-
ington one of them. One Boynton
who boarded at Mrs Boley�s recog-
nized me: he is now engineer
of the U. S. gun-boat Winona.
He left New York on the 15th.
Dined with Howell, this day, at
the St. Charles restaurant. Got
to-day�s record generally mixed
12. Thursday. Breakfast
at the Southern Restaurant. Then