CINCINNATI, April 10, 1861.
DEAR UNCLE: — You spoke too late. I am again settled in a respectable practice. I tried a case today and shall try another tomorrow. Mr. Hassaurek, the German who gets the highest office, viz., nine thousand feet above the sea at Quito, leaves a good German practice. I have taken it with his half-brother, a bright, gentlemanly, popular young German.1 It will have both advantages and drawbacks, but it was the best that offered, and not getting a letter from you, I left the solicitor's office yesterday and entered my new quarters at once. I enclose my card for the German side of the house. I feel free and jolly.
R. B. HAYES.
1 Leopold Markbreit.
SOURCE: Charles Richard Williams, editor, Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes, Volume 2, p. 8