ale at Erford�s, then parted.
6. Sunday. Dined leisurely at Erfords, then by
3 called at Franklin Street for Waud &c. Out.
Walked on to Grand Street, called at Nagle�s room.
Found his room companion Briggs there, cigars and talk.
This, [words crossed out] young fellow, had been in England with
Pell the �Ethiopian [Sercuader?]�, himself in the darkey
business; � plays at the �Fellows Minstrels.� Divers stories
of the craft. Nagle came, and an actor, who plays at
Wallacks. The two professionals got up an impromptu concert,
the actor singing songs from the �Beggers Opera�, Briggs doing
divers darkey ditties with banjo accompaniment. One very lucky
pretty tune he played �the Arkansas� reel.� Left
them at 7, thence supped solitarily at Sweeneys, then to
room. Read Emerson for an hour or twain. Then to
Beach Street; called at Mrs Kidders, where I stayed till
7. Monday. Down town for Blocks &c, to the
Picayune Office, met Robinson there . Returned to room
by noon; drawing. Dined, as wont, at Erfords,
finding Neagle & Noah, and actors there. Drawing
till 5, then down town with �em. To Wells & Webbs,
Picayune Office, then to Engravers in Fulton Street.