feeling hot & unholy, walked down to Fulton Street to find
Waud & Brightly, but they were not there. Met Holcomb,
and to the �Rainbow� with him and other two. Anon to the
�News� Office, with them till 12 1/2, then to room & bed.
14. Monday. To the Harpers with Brightly, intro-
ducing him; I got paid for drawings, he carried two away
to engrave. To the Shades for ale. Met Swinton, Davis
& Rogers there. To room drawing. Picayune work.
Evening, Drawing. Davis came, with two fiddles. Got him
to go purchase straw & restuff my mattrass, which he did leaving
my room half full of the displaced straw. Down town anon,
to the woodpeckers. A bitter, deathly cold night, and a
raging wind blowing. Over to the �News� office, looking
at drawings &c. Brown & Waud returned with me,
calling at �Shades� by the way.
15. Tuesday. Down town. Returned & drawing,
after getting rid of my room-full of straw, the which
I accomplished partly by burning, partly by pitching out
of window, partly carrying down into cellar, (using an
old coat as a sack. Waud called. A letter
from Barth. Is inclined to matrimonalize again.
What will not plenty of leisure effect! (Barth got wed yesterday.) Drawing till
10, then to reading till 1. Finished Carlyle�s