I walked to the Capitol, but finding nothing was going on, returned directly. In the
evening, we had a Drawing room. My time passed quite agreeably. I spent most of the
evening with Miss Brooks. This young lady has been somewhat in my mind of late. I
have been somewhat disposed to pay her attentions, which in the first place were paid
only from an inability to get rid of them. But latterly I have been thinking more
seriously, whether it would not be expedient to pursue the subject. My mind is not
yet made up.