Moncure Daniel Conway, Diary, 1851-1853, MC 1999.6, Moncure Daniel Conway Family Papers, Archives and Special Collections, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, p. 34.
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3d. Found a good many Fred'g & Va friends: Gallaher, Wellford, Forbes, Tyler, Wallace &c. Went to see Prof. McC: he was at his Sisters. He looked very well. Mrs. Emery was there. A match. Went with Preston Wellford to Girard. It is the only building I ever saw that came up to the idea I'd formed: the Capitol wasn't a touch. Went to Fairmount - a delightful place truly. Went to Prof. Crook's to dine by invitation. Prof. McC came up with Mr. E. Profs. McC, Crook & all the ladies and I were all engaged examining a silk for a dress for Miss Kate Emery who is to spend the winter in Phil. Went to see the Gallery of Fine Arts. Resolved to go back and consult Dr. Smith about my eyes - The Phil. Doctors being all too gt. by repute. Took tea at Mr. [one word illegible] McClintock's. Talked on all subjects. He is charming: he talks much of his Tour in Europe. He is going to Va: asked a Letter of introduction by John M. Daniel. Ed. Ex!