Violent N-W. wind all day. Towards evening ― & up to 10. ― tremendous.
Passed an uncomfortable & almost sleepless night ― a big steamer waking me ―― so I did not rise till 8. ―
Worked at Nos. 21 & 22 ― (which I finished ―) & No. 23. ― Smaller 30 Tyrants.
Major Bethun came ― a nice fellow. Mrs. Lyell later ― a nice woman.
Later, Dr. Roberts, Captn. Wilkinson & his 2 children ― all nice people, but they took up a nice lot of time.
Did not go out.
Stephanizzi 6 to 7.
Penned out ― (A. Procopius.) till 10.
Sea & wind frightful.
No steamer (due on 21st) in yet.
Partly from indignation ― partly from the awful noise & confusion ― sleepless & ill all night.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]