Had quite a long talk with the
young man who promised me
that he would not say anything
without seeing me in advance.
- my impression about him is that
he is already worked up to fight me
as hard as his paper will allow him.
Had a short talk with Richardson
as I came out - he seemed very
friendly - but I am afraid that
its a plant against me.
Nothing!! My friends in the Senate
seem to have quit. Piles told me this
morning that I would be confirmed
sure! but I am satisfied that old
Nelson is "smoothboring" - he is
trying his best to get between me
& Piles & is really having some
influence on Piles. Senator Hemen
=way told me about his row with Nelson
It seems to have been hot & personal.
Went out to Cabin John bridge
with Smith this evening.
Letter from Debbie. Darrell ought
to be in Philadelphia tomorrow.