To Governor�s Island, &c.
some time amid a party of teamsters, Zouaves
and soldiers, about to be sent off to Washington,
got a note to the commander of Bedloe�s Island.
By Kelly�s little steamer to Governor�s Island, saw
Col. Loomis, in command there, an old gentleman
with a large white beard, who proved as little com-
municative about the subject of my visit � the South-
ern prisoners on the Island � as most U. S. A.
officers commonly are. He was playing chess with
a German officer. Returned by a chance steamer
landing workmen. A lovely, breezy, sunny day.
To the office of the Harbor Police; half an hour
with Captain Todd, getting information about the
operations of that service. Up-town; to the �E. Post�
office. Lunched on oysters in Fulton market. To
Haney�s; saw him and Bellew. Met Nichol-
son and F. Wood at street-corner; the latter
said he and G. Arnold had been at work on a
dramatic piece �ordered� by Laura Keene. (?) A Massa-
chusetts regiment coming down Broadway. At
Anthony�s; saw Richardson and Griswold, bright
photographs for Canada folks. Return to Bleeck-
er. A note from Matty, stating that the Bride
(with a big B) has returned and is �staying for
a few days� at 745 and that �we should be plea-
sed to see� me �this evening,� and �hoping to
have the pleasure of beholding the light of my