commanding a fine prospect of the river Potow-
mack and the surrounding country. In the even-
ing, I arrived safe at Gadby's Tavern
pleasant ride, than I should have had in the stage.
Thus it sometimes happens that our enjoyments
arise out of disappointments.
A respectable person at the
inn being about to return towards Fredericksburg
afforded an opportunity of sending back J. C.'s
horse, and I accordingly availed myself of it. I
supped and spent this evening at E. S.'s, a valuable
medical friend in this city.
were spent at Alexandria
in commercial engagements. The next day I took
my passage in the packet for George Town
had a pleasant sail up the Potowmack; having a
fine view of Washington City
capitol and of the President's house; which are in
sight all the way from Alexandria. In the evening
I came to George Town
company with a Messenger who had just arrived
from Spain, with dispatches for the American
gent person, the time I was with him was spent