I attended at the office the whole day, and resumed Blackstone, whom for three or
four days, I had laid aside. I did not however read a great deal. In the evening I
took something of a long walk with Townsend; and as I return'd stopp'd to sup; upon
the birds, which Amory and Stacey, had been hunting for in the course of the day.
There were three other gentlemen there, Mr. Coffin, Mr. Winslow, and a Captain Cochran.
We got to singing after supper, and the bottle went round with an unusual rapidity,
untill, a round dozen had disappeared. I then thought it was high time to retreat,
and with some difficulty slip'd away from those of the company, who appeared to be
the most inspired, and took a walk with Townsend; it was after one in the morning
when we got to my lodgings: after setting there about an hour and smoking a pipe or
two we both went to bed.