Monday. March 12.

Wrote a letter to Mr. Boyd[1]— I never will be too kind again to anybody, in the way of writing or speaking. Told him what Papa said!— Told him that I was far far more disappointed than he cd. be; for that Miss H M’s eyes wd. probably soon be well, & that then he wd. have “a more agreable & satisfactory, tho’ not a more willing & anxious secretary, than I could be”. After I had sent away the letter, I regretted that expression. I think he will take some notice of it. Out of spirits all day.

1. For the letter, see BC, 3, 7–8.

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