Bellew and, returning, joined him and Chaill
at a newly-opened, semi-British store, where the
former was engaged buying cheese, bacon &c, and
where we drank, a superfluous proceeding on
Bellew�s part. Haney had recently left the
two. Writing during the evening. Cahill up
later. Having spent all his money, he is clothed
in his right mind.
27. Wednesday. Down-town with Shepherd
by 12 � to keep appointment with Hayes the en-
graver. As he didn�t come, went to F. Leslie�s.
Newman there � conciliatory � showed me a
sketch and accepted suggestions as to its im-
provement. To Haney�s. He going off to-night
for a Thanksgiving Day at Nyack with the
Nicholses. Hayes in to invite him to Brooklyn.
Return up-town and writing during the eve-
ning. Shepherd up part of the time.
28. Thursday. In doors, alone, writing
till 4, then off for Brooklyn. Met Bowman
in crossing the Park. He returned from Washing-
ton two weeks ago and projects going to Cali-
fornia. Passed Thorpe on the ferry-boat. At
Hayes� by 5. He occupies ou the upper part of
a neat house in State Street (not ver far from
the residence of Sol Eytinge) and I found him
watching over a sleeping and very fat baby, of