Packed hard all day. Letters from Ellen, & wrote to J. Edwards.

Walked to Foord’s, Bickers, Roberson, ― met J. Gould, ― & Digby Wyatt, whom I met, & agreed to dine with, & so gradually back. ―

Mr. Blackstone, of Turin memory ― called: a nice sort of fellow. ― see July 23. After all, his ‘advices’ about Courmayeur were not so “boshy” as I fancied them.

At 6 to D. Wyatt’s ―where I enjoyed a quiet dinner immensely ― & talk with him afterwards. ―

Roëds friend, Boothwick, asks me to dine tomorrow ― millions of miles off ――― but I suppose I must do so: tho’ I dread it.

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