to supper. Thence to Weed�s house, with drawings
on wood. Return; in Swinton & Fay�s room
looking over the first number of Barnum & Beach�s �Illus
trated News�, the which I had presented to me at
Richards & Johnson�s printing Office; being round there
mid the whirr and clang of steam worked printing presses
in company with Bunnell & Johnson. To my
room, reading awhile, then down stairs with Waud
& Fay. Reading Montaigne, for the first time.
Bed by midnight.
21. Tuesday. Rain & mud. Out by
noon, (Randall & Weed having called.) To the
Post Office, thence to Hawes� place, Moore Street.
Saw him. Dined at Gosling�s, thence called at
Lantern Office, at Picayune & Sachem. Found
North scribbling way at the latter, in hairy hybrid gar-
ment �twixst cloak & coat. Purdy coming, out
with North to drink, where were Picton, Brice &
others at the Gallic bar-room Beekman Street.
North talking on at a tremendous rate in his usual
ingenious and rampantly egotistic way. Anent a
feud he had with Putnum the publisher & Briggs
of the Courier, in which dispute he, (North) had