This morning I went to the French Consul's and from there to the Governor's of this place. We saw Mr. Logonare1
at the Con•
suls. We gave him a Letter and carry another to the Governor's and gave it to him.2
He said he would give us a Passport this afternoon3
or to morrow and that it was impossible to go till monday. Very fine weather. I look'd this morning out of our chamber window and saw a beautiful sight. The waves all foaming upon the Beach and Breaking made a terrible noise and as beautiful a sight as I ever saw in my life. We expected to see a Nun made to day but we were disappointed. The Nuns are shut up in Convents and never see any men Except the friars. <
[They go? ...] different [... reasons?]. Sometimes the thing is this. In these European Countries a Girl must marry the person that her parents [to?] chuse for her. If they are ever so obstinate as to absolutely refuse to marry a Person>
This afternoon the Gentlemen all went to see the armory but I was a writing a Letter4
and therefore could not go.