two Woods. Bellew had been seeing his brother
Becket, his sister and her husband � our friend �the
Mejor� � off for England, this day. (Aha! Mejor,
why did you tell so many stories to avoid replacing that
same bowie-knife. I forgive you!) Bellew was a
little drunk, too. I don�t like to see him so, for he
is, naturally, a gentleman, and one feels a little
shamed at his being affected by liquor. We all
sat down. Jefferson the actor came � joined us. He
is the crack actor in �the American Cousin.� Talking
with him, got information apropos of it &c. Brougham
and two other actors came, sat at adjacent table. Drin-
king of beer, eating of welsh rarebits and smoking of
cigars, mingled with talk of business. They want
me to do the Restaurants of New York, a la Board-
ing-Houses, for the Pic. Agreed upon, at $6 weekly.
An hour past midnight when I left.
20. Thursday. Office. At noon to Sweeneys, to
get information, Bellew wanting me to start with that.
A stylish place to what it was in my day. Saw the old
man and son. Back. Work. With Roberts by 2 �
to the Copyright Office, to see about �American Cousin�
if registered. Left him at Taylors. Up town,
dinner, a doze which I needed horribly, then wri-
ting, writing, writing.
21. Friday. Office. To Sweeney�s again, to John
Orr�s the engravers�, to add something to Williams� cut. Orr
I found in the same rooms he occupied nine years ago,