I have learned to play cribbage, it helps to pass the time. I was not allowed even to send messages by those other officers who went yesterday. If I do not go by the next boat I shall give up.
Try to communicate with Arthur; failed. He will feel awfully about it. He was so glad to think I was going home.
SOURCE: Francis Winthrop Palfrey, Memoir of William Francis Bartlett, p. 134