with Picton & another in Fulton Street, then to room, after
dining at Sweeneys, meeting Roberts. Out again and
down town through mud & rain, meeting clever snob O�Brien,
to Lantern Office, Richards & Johnsons, met Price, in
at B & P�s, got paid, called in at Nagle�s new old
book store, supped at Sweenys, then through rain mud and
mist to my warm and quiet cock loft. Writing till
11, letter to Barth.
5. Sunday. Domestic chores &c. Dined at Sweeney�s.
A dull, muddy, overclouded lukewarmish day, miry pools
in pavement, streets solitary & Sabbathically blank. To
my room, reading Poe. Waud down stairs at work on the
inevitable portrait, Fay wood-pecking. Nagle and a
certain crony of his called. / At about 5 turned out
& to Mr Greatbatch�s. Supped there and with the boys
to hear Chapin preach at his new Broadway Church.
His text, (as wont,) from the New Testament. �They
have their reward.� The soul of his sermon, that each
act, ambition, & aspiration, involves its reward or retribution;
� awful judgment too this.
6. Monday. At work drawing. Come Waud, & Will
Kidder, and anon, they being gone little Parmeter the adver-
tisement Solicitor, who bored me awhile, then left. Hard at