This day I went with Mr. Artaud and Mr. D. to the Comedy at the Court. We had the Misanthrope with a ballet. Mr. Artaud went afterwards to Mr. Rimbert's. Went and took a walk with Mr. D. in the summer garden. Cloudy weather in the morning, but cleared up at about noon. Mr. D received a letter from Holland.1
1. Letter unidentified, but apparently not from either JA or Thaxter.
Stay'd at home all day. In the afternoon Mr. D. went and took a ride. Mr. Hoogwerst came and paid us a visit.1 After supper Mr. Peyron came here with Mr. Montréal. Good weather.
1. Terminal punctuation supplied.
In the forenoon Mr. D went to Mr. Wolff's. In the afternoon I went and took a ride with him. Fine weather.1
1. In the margin: “Mrs. B. brought to bed.”
N(1782)S. July. 1st. Monday.
This morning I went to the English Library and took out 1. volume of the preceptor, and thrée of Clarissa.1 Rained all the afternoon.
1. Robert Dodsley, The Preceptor: Containing a General Course of Education. Wherein the First Principles of Polite Learning are Laid Down . . . for . . . the Instruction of Youth . . ., 2 vols., London, 1748; and Samuel Richardson's Clarissa; Or, The History of a Young Lady . . ., 8 vols., London, 1747–1748.
In the afternoon went with Mr. Artaud to Mr. Rimbert's and to the Shops. Mr. D. went to Mr. Wolff's. Variable weather.
This afternoon I went and took a ride with Mr. D. to Caminostrow. Fine weather.