Kettle : Bateman : The Halls.
of Hall, the artist. Returning met Capt Kettle,
absent, on the recruiting service from the army
of the Potomac. He said he had seen me on
the Peninsula once talked adulation of
McClellan (like all the fools and knaves I
know), and a little about �Lyddy�, his wife.
in doors all the evening.
17. Wednesday. Met Richardson. To the
Winter Garden again and saw Hall�s brother,
also Bateman, father of �the Bateman chil-
dren� that were, � a hard-visaged, merciless
looking man talking with Jew Stewart alias
O�Flaherty. Down Town by omnibus to Ful-
ton Street. Met Jack Crockett and had a
talk and drink with him. To Waters and
son the engraver, and saw Hall. Half an
hour there; then up-town by omnibus. Rich-
ardson called in the evening. Went to Hall�s
lodgings in the Varick Street near Houston.
He lives there with his mother, a good-tem-
pered cheery Englishwoman, the widow of
a London actor whose name I remember
in connection with the Strand theatre;x
also a widowed sister, who is rather good-
looking. Very kindly people I found there.
Hall with the assistance of a younger brother
clerk or box-office attendent at the Winter
x He is mentioned in Yates�s autobiography.