Down upon the water side, and along upon the marshes with my cousin all the forenoon,
but we were obliged to retire before we wished. In the afternoon I wrote an answer
to Mr. Belknap. I have ventured upon a step, which perhaps some persons may censure;
but as the circumstances are I know not what else to do, and if I am justified in
the minds, of men, possessed of candid and liberal sentiments, I feel very indifferent
to whatever may be said by people of another description.