No kiss – A- poorly. She was rather out of sorts last night – queer temper because, as I fancied, I had heard first from Washington about Sir Joseph Redcliffe’s estate. I had best have told her merely that W- said he had made a bid for it.
Not well written letter but she was not in good spirits, so I said nothing – silent all dinnertime and afterwards the annoyance of her temper brought [all the blood in my head].
A- right again now – my silence seems to bring her round best, giving way to her will not do.