(who�s been in California) says just as San Francisco looked,
on his visit. Wooden houses rising, show places, shanties for
liquor selling, digging of house foundations &c. The proposed
Latten Observatory now looks just like a huge reversed straw-
berry basket with end pulled off. Much bustle & clatter of
men about the �Palace�. The huge Reservoir behind helps to
dwarf it not a little. We ascended the top of the latter,
& there had a fine view of all. All the skeleton of the
building is up, save dome, and glazing & flooring in process.
Price leaving me, I tarried some space, noting the busy scene,
the city & the Hudson so calm & beautiful in the sunny
evening; & then returned to New York via omnibus, catching
a glimpse at Franconi�s �Hippodrome� by the way. Supped.
Waud at Swinton & Fay�s room, there drawing. Welden
called for few moments. To Gymnasium and there till
4. Wednesday. Drawing &c till 2. Dined, then
down town. Calls. To Brooklyn � Returned and about 8
called at Beach Street. Morse, Mrs K, Lotty and another
whist playing. Sate on sofa beside Lotty, looking on. Euchre
succeeding. Left at 10.
5. Thursday. A letter from Barth. In doors drawing
all day, a wet, drenching, depressing one. Matagrabolized.