money checked the defendant�s plea. My heart sickened
at the thought of this to any sensitive mind.
[word crossed out]. Poverty is a serious and
most wretched thing � a great ail, and pampored Ignorance
alone can deny it.
14. Thursday. Drawing on paper � unwell ��loafing.�
15. Friday. Afternoon to Warren Butler�s � I didn�t get paid �
then to Schnieders in Bowery. Chill, driving windy day.
Evening, gossip, Chaucerian reading with a Mr James Brown, who
has just left the room, now. Must check tendency to this, keeping
approbativeness down � Besides Book-information is here, all exported �
nothing im ported. Papers, and a letter from Boutcher. (My birthday)
16. Saturday. Work till Evening, then crossed to Jersey
and Boot-shop. Old Collinson. (Hughie away home for the morrow.)
Divers glasses of ale and port-wine with Orenford Chrispin, then
returned to New York.
17. Sunday. Crossed to Jersey, and called at York Street for
Collinson, designing a walk. He already started. So alone along
the rail-road up to Bergen. Long spearlike Icicles depending from the
rocks, dripping water; clear, sunny, chill day. Back to York
by dinner time. Reading and dozing subsequently. Fred and Edward
came, and left. / Read in Police Gazette that Hawkins has got
thirty days imprisonment. Serve him right. / Evening, in
the sitting room with Brown, Martin and others. Latter gives
insight into Slavery position. Anticipates that the Free-soil party