15. Friday. Breakfasted at Goslings Junior, then to
the triumvirate of wood-peckers. There an hour, then called
at the Lantern Office. Powell & Brougham. Out with
the former. Parted at Windusts. To room, drew a-while,
down town again, met Brice, Pictons sub-editor. Called at
Lockingtons; fed & then at the Sachem Office. Return after
an hour or so. To Canal Street and took a warm bath.
Supped at the Shades. Writing all the evening. A chilly
wintry day, suggestive of snow outside and stoves within.
16. Saturday. Down town by 11 after writing &c. To
the wood-peckers, had to wait an hour while they finished up
the cuts, then to Picayune Office with them. Bunnell &
Powell there, and �Allie Vernon� a pretty girl who sends
verses to the Picayune, and whom I found afterwards at the
Lantern Office talking with Powell. North, Bellew and
Watson there, with a little nephew of the Latter, a juvenile
who had voyaged to Sierra Leone to lose a father there.
The little chap was very communicative anent Africa, recieving
in return divers fictions about the stuffed owl descending
on the playing of a hand organ, to write editorials, on certain
mysterious occasions. Carroll came. / Left, met
Bunnell, to Reveille Office & Mathews with Reveille cuts.