as security. He has been up to Albany about
the peculation charge, and returned, declaring that
he �knocked them fellers higher than a kite.� May
be. But the Governor was a personal friend of his,
and appointed him.
12. Sunday. Over to Parton�s. A cheery morning,
but a dull brooding day threatening snow. I like
Parton, there�s so much in him and he has no
meannesses. Bit of a walk at sunset. A Dentist
�doctor� his niece and Ulric came in the evening.
Left by 7 �, to New York, Chapins� and Edwards�.
Haney just left the latter. The nice girls looking
nice, and Matty very pretty.
13. Monday. Rain, fast, fine drizzle. A long-
waited for letter from Hannah. God love her! how
little worthy of her I am ��. Writing.
14. Tuesday. Down town through fog, mud and driz-
zle. To Gt Republic mag. Office � got M.S. �Didn�t in-
tend to have much light literature � I could see there was
only one story in No 1 � had stories for the three next months
&c.� To Post Office. Up town. Found Hitchings and a
sculptor named Jackson at Haneys, joined them. With
Hitchings to his newly taken picture room on Broadway
where we met Rouse. He draws heads splendidly in crayon
� thats his speciality. A thickset, bearded, somewhat
abrupt man � said when I alluded to a picture-exhibi-
tion got up for the benefit of some artist�s widow that
he �had never heard of the man.� Rather an air of