Rose at 5 ― very fine, but horribly cold.

Began to work on Mr. Edwards’s Bethlehem. B.H.H. out with rifles & did not return till 11. ― I breakfasted alone at 9.30. Letter from Louisa Shakespeare & Sarah Markham.

Lunch at 2. Worked on till 6. Then walked on the hills, & came back with the riflemen.

Dined at 7 with B.H.H.

Later, a nephew of old Mr. Mabbott’s came: Mr. M. died to day.

Rain at times all day.


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