Morning as usual at home. I am now gradually attempting to return to my old habits.
But indulgence has weakened them. The accounts from England relating the state of
political parties in consequence of Mr. Canning’s promotion1
are very amusing. I am struck particularly with the similarity to our State of things
here. Two gentlemen, Col. Crowell2
and Col. Trumbull, dined with us today. The former, the famous actor in the Georgia
affair. After dinner I went out to take a ride as usual and spent the evening with