The preceding short space of time spent so delightfully in quiet at home, was broken
to day by starting with Madame on a journey. I went very unwillingly, she went against
the advice of all her friends. Her motive was unaccountable.2
Madame, Elizabeth and myself with three Servants formed the party. The whole labor
of taking care of them devolved upon me. We went as far as Rossburgh this evening.