Decoration Day, and no session.
Recd telegram from Joslin & he came
on from New York tonight to urge the
sale of the Courthouse block in
Fairbanks to his bank. I took him
out to see Genl. Cecil Clay, the Genl.
Agt. of the Dept. of Justice, who soon
convinced him that (1) It would sign in
a Special Act of Congress (2) which could
not be had before next winter (3) and that
would kill the present appropriations
for courthouse & jail &c. &c. in short
that it could not be done. Joslin
will go back to N.Y. tonight satisfied
that it is utterly impracticable to even
urge the matter.
Recd. copy of "Confidential. Ex. Doc.
No 7." being the secret dosier in my
case printed by Sen. Nelson, this evening
from Sulzer. Also saw him - it does
not add much if anything to the fight,
but gives me a list of the witnesses
against me - the prominent one
being Bion A. Dodge.
Recd. letter from Debbie.