Wednesday, Mar 29, 1882 Went down town this morning and had an interview with a Mr. Hubbard, the Giffords lawyer. I can see he thinks it would be best for them to settle it, that while in his opinion they have a clear case, the natural sympathy with the wife will weigh against them. I wrote James Gifford today I would come up there on Monday but this afternoon he came into my room. Just as we got talking Miss Nesmith and her sister called and we did not finish the conversation. Healy the artist called. He always takes pains to call on me. I suppose one of the secrets of his success is his affability. Calvert, Mary and I called on Mrs. Putnam and her daughters at the Grammercy Park hotel. They are all going abroad in May. Calvert and I went around to the Century afterwards and smoked a cigar.