occupied the interior of the carriage. We had a
very pleasant time of it driving about the green
lanes, and admiring the fine prospects, though the
roads were very dusty. Returned to supper at
the boarding-house, and by 9, the three of us
Haney, W W, and I, back to New York by
boat. A lovely night on the bay, stars above,
refreshing breeze blowing.
27. Sunday. In doors till evening, the
day being furiously hot. Calling at the Edwards�
at night, found the entire family on the house top,
sitting in a row on the ridge of the roof, the girls
singing hymns. Partons mother there too.
One of the girl�s had a voice resembling Hannah�s,
and it set me thinking � thinking �
28. Monday. Down town. Times, Picayune
Offices, Ross & Tousey &c. Writing, hard at
it all the rest of the day, and evening.
29. Tuesday. Writing all the morning.
Left article at Fowler & Wells, in afternoon, then
to Post Office. Met Walt Whitman in Nassau
Street, and at my suggestion, to a Lager bier
cellar, where we found Welden, Strong and ano-
ther. Talked awhile, till they left. Anon we
followed, crossed to Brooklyn and had a swim
at Gray�s bath. Writing at evening.
30. Wednesday. Writing and down town.
31. Thursday. Ditto. To a meeting of