at Franklin Street boarding-house. Supped with them,
then long book talk with much reading aloud by him.
Tennyson, Emerson, Carlyle with others innumerable,
A right pleasant evening. Left about 1, then to my
room & bed. Brought a pile of books away from Weldon�s.
19. Sunday. Leslie called, talked awhile, (I recei-
ving him in red flannel shirt & pants.) Brown down
stairs. (Dined at Sweeneys, then to room, &
Dillon Mapother & Kelly coming out together. To Williams
burgh & a long five miles ramble, clear icy day,
boys skating. Returned Brooklyn ferry-way, down
Fulton Street, supped at Sweeneys, then to room.
Down stairs with Waud awhile, reading Tennyson
aloud; they leaving I stayed on till 12, reading
& conversing. And now to bed.
20. Monday. Drawing, on wood. Will Kidder
came, and turned over pictures on the floor till 3,
when he left & I went down town. Brougham re-
turned from Philadelphia. Bellew came in, defiant,
handed letter to Brougham, (containing possibly his
bill,) and incontinently departed speaking no word.
/ Talking with Allie Vernon & Watson. Carroll
anon. / To �Picayune� Office awhile, then