Gray day: no rain.

Did not go out.

Wrote to Sir J. Reid, Mrs. Potter, Mrs. Sandbach, Mr. Edwards, Mrs Clive, & H. Stansfeld

asking for

No one in the Corso, so I suppose there is some demonstration  elsewhere.

G. is out. A queer sort of man came with a letter to him, ― & would not give it to me. ――

At 6 to Macbeans. Procession of holy somebodies, ―― Newton, O’Brien, ― & the Malcolms at Dinner. As usual ― immensely pleasant. The Monday affair was very much discussed. Tuscany is annexed.1

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

  1. Tuscany, Parma and Modena, already united into the United Provinces of Central Italy, voted to be annexed to the Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia after Napoleon III agreed to recognize the annexations in exchange for Savoy and Nice. []