Steamboat into New York. I made an acquaintance in a Methodist parson from Missouri.
A very well disposed man to all appearance. He talked politics, and asked me to correspond
with him, gave me his address. Revd. James Keyte, St. Louis, Missouri. Spoke of Benton
and his prospects, said Scott would probably lose his election although his opponent
was not inimical to the administration. So far he has been right.1
Dr. Huntt went on in the Eastern boat. In the evening I went to the Canal Street
Theatre with Watkins who is here on duty in his new capacity of Lieutenant of Marines.
The melodrama of the Ruffian boy was performed, I was extremely inattentive.2