along the Brooklyn shores, opposite to Staten
Island, (quite a Hollandish-looking locality.) Re-
turned to a cosy dinner at 3; and by 5 to
Partons. Stayed there till 9 or 10. A very
pleasant evening. �Fanny�, Grace and Miss
J accompanied Dyer and myself to Fort Green
on our departure, I walking with the former.
Scarcely anybody at our Bleecker street, boarding
house, now. I think I was its only male inmate
last night. Sol and W Waud were out rusticating
temporarily, Haney I know not where, the Scotch
man Leslie at Shrewsbury, and even the clergyman
Martin off somewhere.
18. Monday. To �Courier� Office, for payment
for article which I took �em on Saturday, and
first became acquainted with its insertion, in consequence
of an allusion to it by �Fanny Fern� on Sunday.
Times Office &c Nothing reportorial doing. Return
and at my story scribbling as usual.
19. Tuesday. Called in at Scoville�s house
Franklin Street. He has removed the �State Regis-
ter Office� from Albany to New York, designing
to make an evening paper of it, advocating Fremont
for president (under the honorable idea that he will
�betray the North,�) and Greeley for governor of N.Y.
state. (I learnt some of this from Tom Picton
whom I met yesterday talking with Gayler at Strong�s
door. He wanted me to write for the paper.)