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Text for Page 115 [06-10-1851]

              Afternoon doing divers odd chores awhile, then out, and an unsuccessful call
at Roberts.    Subsequently talking with some of the firemen attendant on the
Chamber Street engine,  I, at their request fetched the picture.   But they
didn�t  at all like being represented as such �hard-looking� customers, and
guessed that Philadelphy companies turned out more like that that New York ones.
Talk with the foreman about drawing the �machine.�     Evening, at 8 went to
Wall Street, and there encountering Mr Holmes & Gleason walked with the
former to the Fulton ferry, crossed to Brooklyn, to this boarding house in Wash-
ington Street.   A spacious corner house, trees about; a flight of steps from
the little garden to the door.    Inside, a wide hall & staircase; drawing
room, well carpeted, paintings, a piano and music.   Saw the proprietress, a
stout, [words crossed out] looking dame.   Ascended, & concluded to come there on
Friday night; sat awhile with Holmes, then returned, straw hat buying
on the way.                      And this day is Mary�s birth day.   I ought to pen the
name No More, now.
  11. Wednesday.  To Washington Market, and selecting a busy part, 
there stood sketching the butchers stalls & appurtenanees, to the infinite ad-
miration and respect of their proprieters.   Many were the boys inquiries, and
much there interest in seeing that transferred to paper which they were wont
to regard as so common place.    �When�s the paper comin out Sir?�  In
about  a fortnight. �By [word crossed out]. I�ll buy it then!�  [words crossed out]
[word crossed out].   The rest of the forenoon & part of the afternoon making drawing 
from the
sketch.  Then, getting a note from Genin meanwhile, to Strong�s for displaying
the sketch.     Got a block to draw it on, left Strong & Butler, & to Genins.
There arranged to go up to Fonthill Castle on the morrow, as Forrest had in-
timated he was going thither at 8 in the morning,  and would then accord
me entry.       Evening Dillon calling, with him and the two oil paintings
to Kentucky Hall, Perry Street,  leaving them there for raffling.     After an               
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