Weather very bad. Went to dine in Georgetown at Baron Huyghens’, the Dutch Minister. The company consisted of the Corps Diplomatique. But there was more than enough and so we were some of us in danger of getting nothing. It was settled finally by one of the daughters’ leaving the room which gave the desired place. Such an affair is very aukward particularly when you are one of the persons left out. Such happened to be my case. Mr. Rebello2
and I were in some train to be compelled to divide one chair between us. The dinner was very good. And I drank more wine than usual. On our return, we just dropped in at Gen. Jessup’s, found very few there and dropped out again.