Performed my usual duties this morning, after which I took a walk with Johnson and John to Mr. Force’s in order to subscribe to a paper for George. It has been set up here for political purposes and as he is pleased to come out strongly in favour of Monsieur, it is as well as not that the family should patronize him. He has accordingly obtained at least two dozen subscribers from persons who are connected with us alone, and he says that he has no reason to complain of want of encouragement. It appears to have had considerable effect on the popular feeling and has taken a pretty high rank as a paper already. It is said that some of Congress have it’s direction.1
After dinner, Mr. Petry came in and played Boston2
with my father. John ran away and I took his place, although it is some years since I practised the game. Consequently I lost.