all boarded up. Tree tops and herbage seen within. A
fine unmolested place for snakes I�d fancy. A Telegraph
station near on the heights, below us the commencement of another
fort. Brown & Swinton commenced stone throwing awhile.
Returned & aboard ferry-boat by 6, meeting Leslie there. /
To New York, fed, then to my room. Reading together.
Montaigne, Browning & wife & Motherwell.
21. Monday. A June day misplaced. Drawing, with
open windows, sunlight streaming in & balmy summer air.
Down town by 3, thence after leaving drawings at Picayune
Office, called at Strongs & got $18. To the South Ferry
with some thought of proceeding to Fort Hamilton, there to call
on Creecy, but only crossed to Brooklyn, made a call,
& returned to go to Burtons, seeing the �Merry Wives of
Windsor� indifferently well marred. Costumes good. Ben
Haun the check taker there. Took him and another out at
the close & had oyster supper.s
22. Tuesday. Drawing; down town. Evening with
Waud to Mignon�s Gymnasium, Crosby Street, which we purport
joining. Fellows there doing Amusing Calisthenics. Leaving
at 9 or so, I called at Mr Greatbatchs. Their little boy
Will is sick & dangerously so.
23. Wednesday. Drawing. Down town, Picayune Office,