23. Thursday. Down town by noon, to the Reveille &
Lantern Offices. Got paid $5 at the Latter & $3 as
half payment for two other drawings I took there. Calls.
Dined, to Castle Garden; � called on May, in Wall
Street, and returned with a big piece of lead Ore, from a
mine, of which he and others have control. To room.
With Waud to sup at Goslings in the evening, had called
on him at Chapin�s in the course of the day.
Now is it an hour past midnight & I�m to bed.
24. Friday. In doors, drawing hard, on wood, all the
day, only going out to the �Shades� for dinner, & Shelleys for
supper. Did the big Lantern filibustering cut, for Picton, and
a notion to take to the Picayune. Waud called at 6, staying
but a few moments. Day overcast & chill, threatening the
usual equinoctial storm preluding Autumn.
25. Saturday. Being returning from breakfast at Sweeney�s,
to the accompanyment of the deep booming of the City Hall bell,
there rushed by some five or six fellows with their Hose Carriage;
I following it and then came to Duane Street, some five or
six houses from Broadway, east side, where was the fire. It
was at a Confectionary & French Chocolate Manufactory. The
flames were raging within the top-most story & soon darted
off of the casements, red and luridly wicked looking, volumes