With Watson to the Whig Review Office, where I saw Mr
Priestley. Got the five �Historic Tableaux� of mine
which have appeared in the �Lantern�, taking them as
$20 off what they owe me. We found the blocks up
in the top room, amid a wilderness of others. / To the
�Literary World� Office, saw Mathews & Holly, once
of the Democratic Review. He was a rabid democrat,
a �manifest-destiny� & Douglas man then (now, having
left the Review, he don�t think it so �shure� �Pierce will
be elected! Hey ho! cap and bells again! / To
the woodpeckers, leaving one huge drawing & two
two column cuts for them. Got 8th no of �Bleak House.�
Return to room. Down town again, Lantern Office &
Strongs, where I met Mrs Norman & Mrs Ebury,
Barth�s acquaintances, they purchasing things for their store.
I like the latter lady, quiet and gentle-faced � Don�t
like the old woman, � slightly dictatorial I fancy. Re-
cieved from her a comprehensive no-meaning �you�ll call
on us &c and replied with the necessary insincerity.
Back. Dined at the Shades. Met that fellow boar-
der of Wilkins who I directed to Holmes some days back.
Introduced to others, � [words crossed out]
[words crossed out] Dined. To room & work.