2. Saturday. Up betimes, down town to breakfast &
post-office, Picayune Office, Wells & Webbs &c. To room and
drawing till 2. Mr Hart & Dillon called. They leaving
Waud came. Mrs Welden called. I to dinner at Erford�s,
thence down town, to Picayune Office & Strongs. To Brooklyn.
Thence back to New York, supped at Goslings, and to room.
Storm again. Slept till 9 1/2, then to Erfords. Found
Mr Hart, Dillon & Yatman. Out to see fireman�s pro-
cession & returned again. Waud & two fellows came. Parted
at 12. Sick and queer all this week.
3. Sunday. To Jersey City by noon, dining with
Mr Hart, Dillon &c, and tarrying the day. Dillon off
in the afternoon, nor appeared any more that day. I
and Mr Hart crossed to New York by 8 1/2, and leaving
him at Erford�s, I went to Mulberry Street for carpet-
bag. A hot night, lightning glare behind the house tops,
and streets explosive with anticipatory patriotism. Called
at Beach Street, and learnt that �Mrs Whytal & Mrs
Kent had just gone to �Taylor�s� with a gentleman�; and
that �Mrs Kidder was in the country with a day or two.�
So I went to Erfords, (passing by Taylors on the way.
There was a great mob of well dressed folk going in, and