Fine now always. ― Cold & cough bad.

Drew at Damascus & the Cedars. ― At 1 C.F. came. ―

Story of 2 Omnibus Drivers discussing offers to the daughter of one. “Why not have Bill… he is well off ― &c. &c. &c.?” ――― “Because you see I likes eddication, & Bill, tho’ a good fellow, is such an illiterate b――. ― Would you believe it, I saw one of his love letters to my daughter, & from beginning to end, wherever it was used, ― the word c―― was spelt with a k!! ――”

Worked at the Cedars till 5, dined at home. Walked to P.W. J.G. there. W. progresses, but slowly. (cold & cough bad ― mine.)

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