1. Tuesday. Drawing till 3 or so, dining at
the �Shades�, meeting Neagle, (the bookseller) there, and Gotch
on returning. Waud and Field in my room all the after-
noon, I going down town with eight drawings on wood,
big & little for Picayune, and three for �Lantern�,
done this day or yester even. To �Heller�s� Entertain-
ment in the Evening, having had ticket proffered me with
by Price. Ingenious diablerics. Robert Houdinisms &c.
2. Wednesday. Stirred out not at all, save for
meals all the wet, dismal day. Field with me from
11 till 3, dining in company at the Shades, where I
met Watson, who told me, first how he had left the
Lantern work, they owing him considerably, then that
Allie Vernon was working for him �Valentine� making.
Field left after dinner, I drew on. Levy called Waud with me
part of the time, and all the evening. Supped at
the �Shades� together at 11 or so, then parted. A
perfect deluge of rain plashing down.
3. Thursday. Drawing till 2, dined; then
Field called. Down town, at Mathews, Picayune
& Lantern Offices, Wells & Webb�s. Crossed