11. Wednesday. Drawing till 2. Down town after
dinner. To Lantern Office. Got $3 paid. To tailors ordering
summer clothes. Back, drawing. Evening at Gymnasium.
Waud there. Carroll &c. Left at about 9 1/2 & to Beach
Street. Talking with Mrs K and others. Got daguerrotype.
Leaving, called in at Erfords for a glass of ale, Waud &
Damoreau there. I wonder now, what Charley would have
thought had he known I had Lotty�s portrait in pocket.
But I told him not � why should I?
12. Thursday. Drawing. Waud in room with me all
the morning. Afternoon, little Edward Greatbatch came. Out,
to Brooklyn � Return.
13. Friday. Down town with some 16 or more drawings on
wood. To Wells & Webb, then Harpers, anon Strongs.
Dining at Erfords, Waud & Damoreau found me there,
& all three off to Staten Island. Rambling about Clifton
Park, trees clad in bright spring verdure, sky darkly,
deeply beautifully blue, thicket, copse & pod all most
lovely to look upon, everything so peacefully, holily tranquil.
Finding a dismantled cottage we by using beam as batter-
ing room essayed to render it still more picturesque, and effect-
ted much damage, till a hornet�s next being laid bare
we were off. Sundry drinks, and to New York by