return to Yonkers. Finished the drawings on wood.
21. Saturday. Settled up, and aboard the 7 1/2 boat, and to New York.
Arrived, to Robinson Street, letter from Alf, having lain there a week; then
to Strongs, to Andersons, to Holmes and to Chamber Street. (The boy An-
dersons had been hunting about for me rarely during the week.) Saw Mr Great-
batch & Joe; to Duane Street , saw Fogarty; to Canal Street, (Homer & wife
at Genessee,) to Mulberry Street and dined with Mr Greatbatch & family. Got
newspaper; then little Edward going out with me to Moreys the tailors, in Madison
Street. Cruelly hot day. Soda water & strawberries. Alone to Perry St.
Learnt that but 7 chances would complete the number for the Raffle, which
would come off to night. To Duane, saw Mr Hart & Dillon; to Strongs
& Andersons, fearfully hurried & horridly perspiring. Got paid for Washington
Market sketch by Strong, and $5 from Anderson on account. Then running to
the boat; just in time, aboard and up the Hudson in the golden summer
afternoon; a fresh breeze coding the reeking humanity with which the boat was
laden. As though little Yonkers were my home, was I glad to see New York
recede, and look upon the trees and rock bordered shores. Arrived;
supped; and a walk out, and as the sun sunk behind the tall rock-
Palisades on the opposite Jersey shore, did I dip in the Hudson. Bathe
over, thoughtful walk back, noting noise of the frogs & gleam of the firefly,
and thus, to bed.
22. Sunday. Stroll, through and about the village. Houses of brick &
wood, some almost hidden by roses; pool of water, with dome and minature
cataract, church with a stumpy spire, stores & signboards. Talk with
a half muddied individual with dirty skirt, who undertook to set forth the impro-
priety of wearing a beard. / Pusuing walk, along the rail, & up the steep bank
In leafy dell, thicket all around, fern and tree-trunks at my feet, and
a little brooklet that welled over the black pebbles and disappeared under an