October 26, 1849 (Friday)

Still clear and beautiful, but indications of a change, which I suppose will take place tomorrow or Sunday, as I wish to go to Norristown.

Was at the F.I. Exhibition a few minutes this evening, afterwards went to the Walnut to see Hudson.

For more on the Franklin Institute Exhibition, see the entry for October 18.

At the Walnut Street Theatre, Irish comedian James Hudson had the leading role in two plays.  First, he played Connor the Rash in Dion Boucicault’s The Knight of Arva (in late 15th century Catalonia, Irish mercenary Connor goes from poverty to royalty in ten days).  He followed that with the role of William Shakespeare O’Leary in the now obscure Irish Diplomacy; or The Member for the County.

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