asking me to take dinner with
him this evening - Mrs. Jarvis
has gone to Baltimore.
Had a fine dinner with Jarvis
& Clarke at the old ante bellum
"Hancock" restaurant on
Pennsylvania Ave, south side.
block west Post Office - fried
chicken & gravy & hoecake -
cooked by a big fat negro
Dick Ryan says that he inquired
& found out that no formal report of
the Sub Committee will be made to the
full Judiciary Com: That Nelson
wants to make a strong report against
me - but that Pettus wont sign it - &
will make a very mild one - & Foraker
one in my favor - so they will just
state their views orally to the Com.
& let that body take the responsibility
That is better than I expected even
if it is not what I wanted -