[Thursday] January the 4 [1816]
It has been a beautiful day. I expected company; but, as no one came, I went to Mrs. Allen's to tea. Betsy and E. Farquharson was there. Mrs. Brinley and myself played backgammon a game or two __________t to playing "Blindman's Buff." Edward and
                                                                 lady and gentleman with
                                                            to my friend today, nothing
                                                            yesterday.