My article did not appear this morning but is promised for tomorrow. I requested that particular attention should be paid to the typography. In the mean time more leisure is given to me for working upon my great subject. I went to the Office for the purpose of dispatching my usual work. Mr. A. H. Everett called in to ask me to dine with him on Friday. He told me that he had concluded to write for Mr. Hallett and should begin when I had done. I told him that I should still be obliged to hold the columns of the Paper for some time as my argument would be long.
I then went to the Athenaeum for the purpose of looking up authorities and stopped to see Mr. Hallett at his house for the purpose of arranging with him how they should be furnished to the Centinel. We had much conversation in which we pretty clearly matured the plan 159of operations for the campaign. Thus is as I hope a nucleus formed for a party organization which shall save us from the undermining action of treacherous friends.
I spent the whole time until dinner in the Athenaeum, then home. Afternoon continuing the work which I opened out to it’s full extent. I must now proceed to redraw and improve by putting in strength. With the exception of an hour’s walk with Louisa and an hour in the evening with my Wife, I worked.