Slept well ― but rose less well: throat better, but cough odious ― & asthma horrid.

Wrote 8 letters ― Fairbairn, EdwardsMastersWalters, &c. &c. &c. &c.

At 3 as it was really fine & warm I could not resist going out, so I called on Col. & Mrs. Sykes ― then on the Crakes: then across the Park to Fanny Coombe, where I saw Percy & Laura & their mother. Then I returned to 10 [Stanhope] St. & dined there.

Poor old Mr. Crake: he is fast going away.

Mrs. C. is always very unbecoming: ― & the squabble between mother & daughter sad. ―

Edwd came in: the Dss. of St. Albans is to be married to Lork Falkland! ―

And pretty Miss Barnaby to be Dss. of Portland.

So, I grew better somewhat & came away at 10½ & wrote 6 notes. ―
Mrs. Maclean.

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