Up by 6. Breakfast. ― Off ― Expss train by 8. (Mr. Halkett.) Stopped at Reigate, & waited for the 11 o’clock Lewes train, ― which took me there in time for an early dinner with the kind Husey Hunts.

Julia [Lewin] is going to be married to a Mr. Sharp ― formerly curate here ― & heir to much of Baroness Sternberg’s tin. ― I am very glad of this. ―

The H.’s are always the same ― & Bern looks & is much better ― & all the more from the Rifle exercise. ― Afternoon pouring rain. Supper at 8 ― Mr. Sharpe also. ―

Played & talked  till 10. Sleepy. ―

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