18. Wednesday. Finished Reveille subjects. To Lockingtons, to
Dickinsons, (in whose room Weed & Randall hold part;) left cuts,
to Post Office & Lantern Office. Dined. Return in the afternoon.
Boy came with subject for Lockington. Evening supped at Sweeney�s
and then called on Royal. There till 10.
19. Thursday. Did drawing for Lockington & two Lantern
subjects, on wood. Down town by 1, dined at French�s & to Lantern
Office. Brougham returned. After waiting some hour & a half saw Powell
& got $6 paid on account. Walk up Chatham Street & to room.
Evening after supping, a ramble on the Battery.
20. Friday. Drawing on wood, subject proposed to take it
to the Harpers. Evening, Barth called. He, in the ensuing fort-night
to start for Fort Mackinaw, on one of the northern lakes, there to
tarry till his time of service be expired. Out
with him, supped at the Saint Charles & then to Niblo�s. A farce
and then ballet dancing, in which a certain Mlle Pougaud was the
star. �La Manola�, an exuberantly coquettish, triumphant, defiant
exquisite Spanish dance was wonderfully done. Certain other pirouettes
& entrech�ts were there also the reverse of decent & buxom Mlle was
very much under dressed even for the standard impudence of ballet
costume. Met Mathews & Burkhardt there. Left
at conclusion, to my room & a talk, then Barth left.
21. Saturday. All day long worrying about, during a dull