in mind and body, a reaction from a horrible fit of
despondency I fell into last night on quitting Bellew�s.
Hannah�s letter had affected me intensely. Its love
and trustfulness inspired me with a sort of agonizing
tenderness and despairing impatience that I could not
have her � now � for my wife � that slow, wearying, heart-
aching months and years may have to grind on, before
20. Monay. To Fowler and Wells� & Masons.
It will take �em two weeks or more to get the new
edition out. Slow coaches! Other calls, Frank Leslie�s,
Picayune &c. Haney, Bellew & �Doesticks.� (This
in the afternoon. Writing all the morning.) Wrote
to Hannah at night.
21. Tuesday. Looked into the Sunday Times Office
to thank �em for their notices of my book. Saw Howard
and Du Solle. The Mrs Eller who did the Express
article wrote it under the belief that �Doesticks� was
the author! To Picayune with article I had written
before going down town. Accepted. To Post-Office
&c. Evening writing to Alf Waud, and anon in
Leslie�s room, with him and Latto. They�ve wound
up matters at the store, closed it and Latto is going
to editorialize in a to-be paper � the Scottish Ameri-
22. Wednesday. Mrs Andreotti came in, as I
sat after breakfast, reading in the parlor. Her hus-
band has proved himself an infernal scoundrel.