Bright & cold North wind. Evening ― very cold.

The Saturday Steamer only came in at 9. A []1 day! ―

Letters from C. Fortescue, & F. Lushington, & T. Cooper[.]

Worked at Butrinto.

Hutton, Lawson, & Wombwell came.

The sun now comes over Fort Neuf at 3.30 ― & the rooms are useless thenceforth.

At 3 ― called on Miss Goldsmid ― & on the Decies. The Politi rooms will not be vacant ― so unless the Maude & Cravens go, I am off.

Walked a little way to the One Gun. ― A half-drunk sailor on a grey horse insisted on shaking hands with me ― “I know you’re an Englishman by your jib! ―” ― & wanted me to go & “have a drop of something to drink” with him.

Dined at 6.30. Penned out till 9.15.

Cold & cross & sad. ― High North wind.

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

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