A ball and Supper at Mr. Vaughan’s. I don’t know what got into me but I resolved to stay it out. And it was near twelve o’clock before I came home. Not that the ball was very extraordinarily agreeable but that I was in the whim. Saw Wyer. Have I mentioned him before? What a queer genial Paul Pry in real life. A most diverting animal when one is entirely at leisure to hear him. But sometimes a little of a bore. Not so this night however.2
1. In the morning CFA read Voltaire and Spenser and visited T. Clay, probably Thomas H. Clay, son of the Secretary of State (D/CFA/1).
2. Edward Wyer was noted for his love of gossip (E. F. Ellet, The Court Circles of the Republic, Hartford, 1869, p. 129).