Strolled to the Capitol. Heard a long discussion about points of order. But was more
induced to stay because Miss Brooks was there. I conversed with her all day, and only
returned home in time to dine. In the evening, I went to Southard’s.2
And we had quite a large party. It being the first this winter. I spent my evening
very much in the society of the same young lady. Which leads me to a discovery which
I have been gradually coming to for some time.