This was a warm day and I was glad to keep the shelter of the house during the whole
of it. Amused myself by reading large portions of Wilson’s Ornithology, the style
of which pleases me, being written con amore.1
In the afternoon Sidney Brooks and his wife with her sister, and Wm. Worthington
of Washington came out together in a carriage. I was surprised to see the last mentioned,
the others were expected. They remained and drank tea here. Sidney looks thin and
unwell. The evening and night were exceedingly warm.