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[[underline]]June[[/underline]] [[underline]]1866[[/underline]]
of gentlemen in the laboratory & could not see him.  In speaking of Dr. McCosh's book The defence of fundamental truth he gave me an interesting sketch of the different schools of philosophy of the old world.  He does not think Dr. McCosh quite equal to [[task?]] of meeting Mr. Mill.
He asked me how sculpture was progressing & when I told him I thought I had no talent said he once said to Father "Prof. do you ever feel yourself to be a fool for I do.  Father said he was glad to hear Mr. T. say so as he very often had the same experiance.  It took him a week sometimes to reinstate him in his own good opinion.  Prof. Agassiz who was present that every man of sense felt so at times  That only a fool thought himself always wise.  Count Portallis & daughters called to say "good bye"
13th  Dr. Craig came in the evening but stayed not for fear of the varioloid.  Nell continues to improve.  The addition to the constitution recom
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mended by the reconstruction committee has passed the Senate.

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14th  Count de Lasteyrie called to return a book  He did not leave as expected to do on Sunday owing to the illness of his son.
15th  Nell much better but Father not well.  His illness probably due to a great change in the weather.
16th  The Gillises came last evening to see us.  Both our patients doing well.
[[strikethrough]]August[[/strikethrough]] July 30th  It is a long time since I have made an entry in my diary.  Mother Father Nell have all been sick and Carry & I have thought of little but nursing and also being nursed having yielded to the general condition of the household.  The Senate & House adjourned on
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