21. Tuesday. Down town at noon. To Fulton Street,
the Picayune Office & Wells & Webb�s for blocks. Evening
at Banks, commencing learning French under his instruction.
22. Wednesday. Drawing, to dinner at Grand Street.
Banks up at noon, Alf Waud & Clarence Eytinge at 6.
An evening walk to Canal Street, thence to the Battery, which
for the present, (and perchance for ever,) has lost all its old beauty;
mud and dirt heaps, piles and inclosures marring everything.
Lonely and matagrabolized.
23. Thursday. Thunder, lightning & rain, the latter
almost continuous all day. Out only for meals. Webb called,
and spake of Welden�s recent accident. A circular iron plate
on the side walk, being unsecured gave way beneath him, precipating
him half down it, and doing internal injury to the bladder. B
Banks up, at noon. I�ve this day finished Parton�s
Life of Greeley. Wrote to Barth.
24. Friday. Made a drawing on wood. Down town,
and to the Rainbow, calling on Welden. He lay alone in an up-
per room, weak, but not in present pain, though the injury is severe
and will be felt all his life-time. He has, to-day, commenced on
action for damages, laying them at $10,000. Dr Tuttle came
up. Welden employed me as amanuensis to a lady-friend. To
the Picayune Office, Levison & Haney there. Sold two cuts,
got $5,,50/100, (the first money I�ve earned since my leaving New
York a year ago.) With Haney dined at Frankerhoffs, then
I to the Post Office, getting a letter from Dillon. Subsequently
with Levison, Haney, the Wauds & Sol Eytinge, to Jersey, there