Cloudy & wet. By 9 was aboard the Newhaven Boat. ―

The Passage over ― starting at 9½ ― was a misery, though more on account of the probability of worse weather, than the actual  roughness. I just kept from being quite knocked off.

At Newhaven by 3. ― Custom House, & off at 4.

Found Bern & Mrs. Hunt at Lewes, precisely as kind as ever. ― The Humphrey Blackmores with them.

Dinner & evening most pleasant.

Slept uncommon.

The unvaried kindness of the these friends is a matter of wonder. ―

[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3.]