I was quite busy all day but what constituted my occupation beyond filing my papers I cannot think.1
In the afternoon I was fully occupied in writing to Abby, in answer to her’s received last Friday. In the evening Miss Mary Buchanan came to remain with us a few days.
1. CFA also worked on the Executive Record, read Disraeli’s Vivian Grey, and began An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by the Order of his Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, ed. John Hawkesworth, 3 vols., London, 1773 (D/CFA/1).