Rose at 7. ― packed till 11. ――

Letter from Ann, enclosing poor Mary’s ― a most sad one. Sarah seems to have left towards the end of July, & may have really been in the vessel! ―

Left cards P.P.C. & came to Rail at 12. Mrs. Henry Bruce was there. ― & G. & Mrs. G. Scrivens ― with whom I came on to Lewes. Day fine. Walked with Mrs. H.H. & Julia S.

Dined at 6½.

Always pleasant ― & these people are kindness itself.

But I am cold ― & hate winter: ― & unhappy at thinking of the Royal Charter.

Sleepless & sad.


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