Alas! Last month was a sadly non=advancing one. ― [gr.]

Painted but little: but packed & sent off 2 packages & a trunk. At 5 ― came by train to Lewes. Mrs. H.H. had gone to Salisbury, where Mr. B. is dying. Bern, & Julia, & a nice girl, Eliza B., were at home. Evening very pleasant. ――

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