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Thursday 22 May 1828

Talked again last till very late. Breakfast at 10 ½. From 12 ½ to 2 ½ wrote out the whole of Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & so far of the morning. Off from Redford at 3 ½. Went to Simpson’s Hotel, Queen Street to inquire for lodgings. Full. Then called at Gianetti’s, 39 George Street (where the Thiebauts are) & took them from tomorrow. Got to the Thackerays at 4 ½. Hair dressed at 5 ¼. Dinner at 6 ½. No one but ourselves. Came upstairs at 11. Sat up talking. Talked the more freely saying the whiskey had got into my head. Took it for the cold the damp nunk [1] air of Redford had given me. Fine day.

[1] I have no idea what ‘nunk’ means, but this is a letter for letter transcription of what Anne wrote: ‘\6\|.’ Perhaps she mis-spelled this word, or perhaps it’s an archaic or Yorkshire dialect word I’ve never heard of. If you can enlighten me please comment below.

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