Rose  late. Very high wind. mountains invisible. In dressing ― without my glasses, took hold of a hornet, which stung my right hand’s middle finger very badly indeed. Happily, [Nartolion] relieved it, but I was unfit for 4 hours ― & could not move my hand  or arm. At breakfast Dr. & Mrs. K. ― Afterwards ― later: packed for the Lebanon, ― leaving a chest, & 2 lots of things here. Letters came for Hasbey from Col. Churchill.

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