27. Friday. Drenching day.
Up about 10. In Schell�s room.
To Southern Restaurant for break-
fast, alone. To Era Office.
(Talk with Waiter at restau-
rant, looking out, at threshold on
the fast-falling rain. His testi-
money about Secession-time and how
he escaped conscription. Akin to
that of German tailor who did patch-
ing for me, in Grovier Street, as
related to Schell & myself.) Hamil-
ton up. His compliment on my ar-
ticle! Another application on his
part to A. C. A. G. and me �
about the opened letter again. To
the St Charles. In Schell�s room.
A two hours sleep on his bed.
A meal at Wibel�s
with Schell and Hayes. Afterwards
sitting in rotunda. Ripley there �
partly drunk. His talk to me and