rain-threatening day, down town. Post Office, Engravers, Lockington,
Lantern & Reveille Offices. Met Fagan � he�d not been able to
hunt up my quarters at Niagara, though present. Wells &
Webb & Brooklyn. Return, tired out at 7 and
lay down. Davis came & anon Joe. Joe off for Austra-
lia next month.
22. Sunday. To Governors Island, from the Battery. There all
day in company with Barth, divers other folk about though. At night
abed in an upper room of the Hospital, Barth giving up his bed to
Beukman who was sick. Lay talking of old times & anticipatory
Australian experience till past midnight.
23. Monday. New York. Reveille & Lantern Offices. At
my room drawing. Reveille office again in the afternoon. Drawing
in evening, dull enow.
24. Tuesday. Finished two cuts by noon, to dinner & to
Roberts, he out. Return & (after a call on Mathews &c) work. Sup
ping at Reade Street, met one of the Holtein Boarders, who inquired
much after Mr Hart.
25. Wednesday. Did drawing on wood, with intent to take
it to Strongs; then to Roberts with two cuts, saw him, left them.
To Lantern Office, no money from ever-promising never-performing
Powell. Return, Barth came and stayed hours twain, during
which I did big Reveille cut, a plashing rain-storm deluging