Attended the officers ball last night at
Fort Davis: We went down in the post
sleds, and had a most enjoyable even
=ing. Present Major Booth, Lts. Massie
and Knudson, Dr. Jerrauld: Mr & Mrs
Strong : Turner. Mrs. Crane, Miss
Fink, & quite a pleasant party.
The roads were splendid & it was
a beautiful night & an enjoyable ball
- although I did not dance - could
only play wallflower & smoke.
In view of the theft of my mail I
have determined to quietly and one
at a time so as not to excite comment
remove from the public service such
men as are held in here by bad influences
Not long ago I caused the Marshal to
remove young Cody, bailiff - the son of
the detective & intimate with Stevens.
This afternoon I intend to cause
the clerk to remove Herren & appoint
honest Sam. Taylor, in his place &
then in a few days I will insist