[Sunday] September the 17 [1815]
I spent my morning in reading. -- For it was so disagreeable I did not expect my friend. -- After dinner I made a cake. -- About four o'clock Mr. Beamish came up. -- I was quite surprised when I heard him below, for I was sitting upstairs reading-- not expecting to see anyone. He has not gone home this evening and takes my bed tonight. -- I shall be perforced to seek a lodgement elsewhere. --Mr. William Allen came in, a little while, this afternoon for the newspaper. -- I believe all the fates are against my friend's coming over, for this is the second Sunday appointed.