glorious Mercutio (my favourite of the play) � what a very
world has Shakespeare created here.
14. Friday. More calls. Munford�s. M�Makin, (Editor of Courier)
Dined at French Restaurants. Then to place of embarkation. / Let
me not forget my visit to Independence Hall, though. The room in
which the declaration was signed. Statue of Washington with stamp
act under his feet � portraits, of him, full length ones of Lafayette
and Pain. Two old chairs of the period. / The
�Burlington� just arrived at 1 � had to wait two hours and a half
ere starting. The Delaware by sunset. Burdentown. Railroad-
delay, progression and retrogradation, weary work. Amboy.
Arrived at New York at just 2 o�clock in the morning. Ferry.
15. Saturday } boat gone of course. So a bit of a stroll about
Broadway, then went to the deserted Battery and lying down on
a bench with carpetbag for pillow went fast asleep for an hour or
two. Five o�clock. Ferry boat and Jersey. Bed till noon.
Did not stir out the rest of the day. Re-reading �Peter Simple.�
16. Sunday. Sailing about the bay, Communipaw &c all
the morning, with Joe, Wing, Ben Haun &c. In the afternoon
again � West, Wing�s �boss� being with us. To New York
Cemetery � or rather what is to become it. Returning found
Fred and Edward on the beach. Reading during the