24. Wednesday. Drawing till 1, then down town.
Picayune Office, Wells & Webb, Strong�s &c. Met
my old pupil Morse. Returning through Greene St
was summoned to enter by Selina Jewell. Her
mother and sister returned from the Catskills on Mon-
day. I saw the latter, and till now had no idea
that red hair in a woman could look so attractive. Mrs
Sexton had her hair loose, being arranging it, and it
resembled ripply, burnished, silky gold and was down-
right beautiful. Her face however though fairish isn�t
handsome. Selina�s dark haired and well looking, but thin
and affected. Talk about �Mrs Hill.� The servant
who accompanied her from Boston knows the secret �
and has a husband whom she ran away from � also to
another man. Mountain House closed. / Drawing
till late. A ramble at 11, for contrast & then to bed.
25. Thursday. Down town, and drawing.
Hayes called, having just arrived from England.
A fellow voyager with him. Bellew up.
26. Friday. Down town & drawing. Illish
during the last four days � brain worry.
27. Saturday. A letter from Mr Greatbatch.
All well. They have built a house (16 by 24 feet),
and have been living in it several weeks, though �tis
not yet plastered; have a stable, two horses and a
wagon. Down town calls. Saw Hayes : and
brought back some drawings I had left at Strongs.
A little matagrabolized about it, as I�m ill content