Weather very bad. Went to dine in Georgetown at Baron Huyghens’, the Dutch Minister.
The company consisted of the Corps Diplomatique. But there was more than enough and
so we were some of us in danger of getting nothing. It was settled finally by one
of the daughters’ leaving the room which gave the desired place. Such an affair is
very aukward particularly when you are one of the persons left out. Such happened
to be my case. Mr. Rebello2
and I were in some train to be compelled to divide one chair between us. The dinner
was very good. And I drank more wine than usual. On our return, we just dropped in
at Gen. Jessup’s, found very few there and dropped out again.