Very last packings. Left key & responsibilities with Spillman. Shall I ever return or not? ―

Wished P.W. goodbye. ― Called at Macbeans, & got 65 Napoleons ― & 250 dollars. ― At 10, George & I came to the Rail, & waited till 12 ― getting to C. Vecchia by 2: The Alban hills ― gray as the day was ― were pretty: but how little have I seen of the country at Rome in 1859! Getting the last room to be had, I achieved passports, & places before George came, after wh. we walked out of the city. Poor fellow! How glad he is to be away from that prison! ― a table d’hôte at 6. ― & to bed early ― at 9.30.


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