little snob is he, and saith droll things sometimes.
For instance in relating the story of our turkey-stealing
& cooking exploit, some old lady happened to question
the cleanliness of the noble Hudson river. Quoth Mason
�Why they caught a bass with a clean shirt on there, the
other day!� Left at 11. / Had a letter
from Charley Brown, about getting woodpeckers to go on
1. Monday. Downtown, to Reveille, where I found, on
getting copies of the paper that dodging, envious Mathews had not
used my this weeks cut, getting one from [words crossed out] Boyd instead.
Funnily small dodgery is it! To Bunnell & Price�s, to
Strongs, to Lantern, (where was Powell,) & then to Weed
with drawing. Got a huge armful of boxwood at Wells
& Webbs, then through miry street & drizzle of rain back
to my room. Drawing till 7, only going out to dinner.
After supper, a call at Royals. Wrote letter to Charley
Brown at night, with proofs of wood-pecker Copcutts, who had
called. Sat up drawing till past midnight.
Tomorrow is the day of Presidential Election. Albeit a
looker on, I hope Scott�ll get it. Yet perchance it is