by him from a friend, enclosing one
from Marble to the latter. �Poor beast-
ly drunk Ripley.� Howell�s con-
fidences pertinent to the matter,
Marble�s letter to him about Ripley.
Ripley discharged from the World.)
17. Tuesday. Rewriting and
18. Wednesday. To Era Office.
A long stroll, in company with Howell
and Hayes about the French quarter.
Former hard up. Planter�s meet-
ing in parlor of St Charles. At it.
Knapp, Walker and others, the Hills,
Schell, Hamilton, Hayes, Slack,
Howell � all of us there.
19. Thursday. Writing. Another
planters� meeting and Gen Banks pre
sent. His speech to them. Writing.
20. Friday. Writing. Out with
Hamilton (Hayes following) to the
foot of Canal Street, I to witness the
departure of parolled Confederate soldiers