remaining part of the evening ale and politics.
24. Tuesday. At work on the Ned Buntlinean subject all day, till
afternoon, when I rushed out to Duane, for last number issued of Copperfield.
Didn�t get it. Returned there after supper, and after a walk to the
old pier, at the Shades with Mr Hart, Dillon and Butler.
25. Wednesday. Drawing all day. Evening called in on Andrews
and sate conversing with him for a couple of hours, he being unwell;
cold and sorethroat. Talk of Texas, of the South and North,
of nationality and lastly of books. He goes South in a fortnight.
26. Thursday. Drawing during the morning. Afternoon took
the block first to Dewitt and Davenports, then to Orrs. Got paid
$5, in place of 8, under some paltry pretence of divers alterations
being necessary, ere it could be cut. To the Life Office, where I saw
Mattice; then to Butlers & Brown�s. There half an hour, then
returned, getting a $3 hat by the way �taking� but so much of the
5 owed by Butler since December last, �in trade.� Evening in-
doors and dull enough.
27. Friday. Both morn and afternoon at Duane Street,
subbing up my knowledge of perspective, under Mr Harts superintendence
; projecting re-application to Anderson. On returning, a letter from
home. Harry Gunn in California, having sailed from Australia there
to. And Master Dickon Gume is wedded to a Banbury girl, and
in business, at his trade as a butcher in some American city, though
which one the deponent sayeth not. / Returned to Holts at