The page for Friday, March 8th says:
At office 5:40 A.M. Waiting for Mr. Stapleton to return. He is off with Mr. Moore. Truly a strange deal on hand. The least said in a diary the better. Received letter from Maria. S.J. too. Papers from N.Y "Herald" of date Feb 18. Mr. Hazelton took home and arranged time on 4 more sheets. Mr. Moore and son trying to learn things. (as always, you can click on the image to get a larger view)
Questions and comments:
- Mr. Moore, I believe arrived the day before (March 7th)
- He’s brought some news from New York that Nathaniel doesn’t like (and doesn’t want to write down)
- “Maria” could be his sister Marie.
- This is, I believe, the first mention of Mr. Hazelton.