present part of the afternoon. Sat up talking till
some three o�clock I think. Shakspere, Homer,
Ariosto & finally Sweeden borg.
6. Monday. Breakfast � then at about 1/2 past 7
to the Goverment boat and was rowed over to Castle
Garden � thin snowflakes falling, a leaden sky,
and buildings thinly coated with snow. To Office.
Weed called. Drawing till evening, Fred Great-
batch calling. Met Joe as I walked down town
to supper. Bed early after a little reading.
7. Tuesday. Down town. Snow and mud all
the way. Winter all the year round it would seem.
To Lantern Office. Hinsdale, Bellew, Brougham
& O�Brien. Saw Lockington. Called at
Reveille Office, and at Mathews�. Nought for
Reveille, called at Genins, met Warren Butler
who told me of the non-departure of his brother