Did big Reveille Cut & minors. Randall & Weed
called. Out at 7 to sup at Sweeney�s, then
returning, big tar-barrell blazing in Centre Street,
for the delectation of boys & loungers. It is a
beautifully devilish element is fire. Cold, icy clear
night; great volumes of smoke and murky house-
blocks lit up, very picturesque � all of it. Room,
writing an hour or so, reading &c.
21. Thursday. Weed called for blocks & had �em.
Breakfast at Sweeney�s, back to Office & work. Down
town to Lantern Office, saw Powell, did�nt get money.
Return, work, dinner at �Shades,� work again till 5,
then down town, Broadway, Park, Chamber Street,
every-where crowded with Militia Companies, being a Review
day. To Bunnell & Prices. He out with his company.
Met Seymour. Clever article of his �Cockney in America�
for the �Daily Times�. To Chapins, where I found Waud.
Supped with him at the �Live & Let Live�, return to
my room, he & I reading for hours twain � then he
left. ( This is a right busy, industrious time
now with me. Time runs by briskly. I almost
fear [word crossed out] its proving but temporary.
22. Friday. Drawing on wood, Rebusses &c. Dunsier