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Text for Page 038 [01-16-1851]

              16. Thursday. An hours sketching on the end of the pier at far of Canal
Street, to the interest and admiration of divers loafers who thronged thither
for that purpose.   Then at work on the head-gear all day. Dillon
Mapother called and stayed an hour in the morning.     Evening, sitting
at work, Waud bearing me company on hear the booming of cannon, and an-
ticipating the advent of the mad steamer Atlantic, which hath delayed over
long, we go to the end of the street, pass an hour gazing out on the
tranquil water and misty horizon, mid a posse of good tempered b�hoy�s
and loafers, then a stroll along the North River, in and up Broad-
way, and so back. Drew an hour or so, subsequently.
  17. Friday.  Drawing all the morning.  A visit from Mr Hart.
Afternoon a letter (by the �Franklin� I suppose. last night�s steamer)
From my mother and Naomi. a draft for �12 in�t, 5 for
a gift to Mary Ann, and remaining 7 to me. Contribution made by
all, my father, Ned, Rosa and Naomi and Charley.   Now God bless them
� more do I value it from the thought of it�s thus being raised than for
the value of�t, I swear.            Also, a notification of a little gift par-
cel, anticipated to be at Spottiswoode�s, Bible printers. Dressed, and
a walk to Clift Street about it, calling in at Park Place by the
way.    Unsuccessful, not available yet.   Returned calling in at
Butlers, and seeing him, all alone, by the way.   Drawing all the
evening, Waud with me, and after 10, Charley.  Pleasant enow
during the earlier part, but to the latter Waud petty and manifest
ing desire to inflict pain to a degree.  Horridly splenetic that he could
not ruffle me, contradicting himself a score of times, and generally
unhealthy in mind.       Gave him rugh physic by candour, letting 
him now paltry �twas.   He hath a morbid idea that the world
ill-uses him, and again that he, by the performance of little               
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