Saturday, 17 January 1863

Calm & fine all day ― but with clouds & gleams ― & as if the weather would change before long.

Worked at Nos. 15 ― 16 ― 17 ― & 18. of the smaller 30 Tyrants ―――― a slow process ― but persisted in as I didn’t think as it was in me to do.

Didn’t go out at all.

No Ancôna boat in.

Greek ― 5 to 6.30.

Dined at Col. Elmshints ― a kindly party ― but somehow ― I was awfully bored at times ― & hoped I didn’t show it.

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After dinner, 2 Captains of the 9th came in. Later, singing ― Mrs. E.’s is good. Mrs. B.’s loud & vulgar. Mrs. P.’s awful & distracting. Captn. [Jernagans] pleasant. ―

The belief really seems that the English go hence soon.

Dearest Ann’s Birthday. She would have been 72.


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

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