by the way. Had a bathe, then to Erfords, where I found
Waud & Damoreau.
19. Sunday. Breakfast at Goslings, then to the Bat-
tery to find Waud & Charley, but they off. So walked
to the Collins Hotel, Canal Street; and anon met them.
All with Miss Brown into Waud�s boat, and rowing down
the glorious river through the sunlight to the English Frigate
Leander, hither sent with Commissioners for the Great Exhi-
bition. Arrived at the side, some five or six boats there,
their contents crociferating or contesting right of ascent, the water
rushing by like a mill dam. Some excitement, and I,
Charley & his sister mount, Waud staying to tend boat. Went
all over the vessel, every thing preternaturally clean, and
everywhere man o�wars men with white loose trousers, shirts
and blue broad collars, stalwart, handsome, healthy fellows
some of �em. Down below, where they were dining, and
where Charley successfully transferred a bottle of brandy to some
of the fellows. Back, to the Battery, thence walked
to Vesey Street, parting with Miss B. Dined with them.
In room �en dishabille. Erfords by 4, took sundry
drinks, then leaving Waud; out into the blazing, blister-
ing streets again. To Collins hotel, and Miss Brown�s
room thereat. Up at the top of the house, overlooking the