[Thursday] November the 16 [1815]
This morning I have been washing. -- After dinner, Mr. Beamish came up. He helped Papa kill the cow. After they finished, Mr. B. and me went to Mrs. Allen's and spent the evening. Betsy and Charlotte came over after tea. -- Sally and me played backgammon, while the rest of the party amused themselves talking politics. -- We had to come home in the rain. Mr. B. has taken my bed tonight.