19 February: . . . Called on Hunter St Paul’s Ch: Yard who had rejected Mrs Hays MS And wch I am, tho’ I do not like the job, to offer to Mawman.
1 March Sunday: Forenoon – Wrote Memds looked over Accounts Wrote letters to Mrs M. Hays, Jos: Wedd abot Motion on Saturday &c Jameson abot Opinion wch I had given on foreign bill of Exchg:
5 June: Brother & Sister breakfasted with me – Afterws the Colliers called on them And they all went to Belshams. A. Robinson called on me & informed me of his change of partner. At 12 I set out on a walk to Wandsworth where I dined & spent a few hours very pleasantly with Miss Hays tête a tête. She was in good health & spirits And she certainly seems to have a prospect of future comfort in her improved state of mind. In her Northamptonsh[ire] retreat she had suffered greatly from living with an exceedingly vulgar & coarsely minded woman from whom she had indigns to endure – She is now going to reside with a Mrs Pennington at Clifton a lady who promises to be a companion of her own character – of delicate habits & warm sensibility who in early life was the Sophia of Miss Seward Miss H. informed me that Mrs Fenwick is coming to England to procure her Boy a situation She writes in great trouble to Miss L abot her boy & herself & says she shall be witht money & withta home <yet C. L. has> 90£s <sent her by her> daughter <I fear this is a> wilful concealmtAt all events <I fear she will be a> burthen <to her friends> In my walk home I called at Mr Mullets Clapham Road. I found him an invalide & apparently alarmingly ill at his age, tho not immediately in danger Mrs Evans too has been very ill. Thus a respectable & amiable family I once knew so happy being broken up by E’s death may possibly be soon scattered altogether.