Nichols the Picture Seller.
entering the room unexpectedly, caught him
1. Tuesday. Down town by 9 � with article
to the �Evening Post� office. Saw Maverick and
Nordhoff. To Weston�s, the �Courier� and �Times�
office; met Oscanyan at the latter, who told me
he had been writing editorials on the East, for the
�Herald.� Walked with him to the �Post� again.
Saw Godwin; proposed going to Kentucky to
report the war there, he in favor of it. Met
Nichols the picture-dealer, who has been in Eng-
land to present that of the City and Bay of New
York to the young Prince, at the cost of certain
subscribers here � hooked into it by Nichols, who
despaired of selling the picture. He is a humbug
and, artists say, a rogue. Talking to me of
a puffed attempt to get up a gallery of U. S. pictures
in London, he said it failed because the Ameri-
can artists were d____d fools; which might have
been a just aspersion, had they trusted him. Hith-
er and thither. Met Cahill and Armstrong
momentarily. To East Broadway, saw Hart
and German. Up town. Writing to William
Tew and his wife. Hart up in the evening.
To Haney�s together.