Thursday, Near Three O'clock / Eight O'clock at Night / Ten O'clock at Night
So, this isn't exactly how we expected to find Pamela spending her wedding night: Three friends of Mr. B's have made a surprise visit, so Pamela will not be dining with him (due to that whole secrecy thing).
She then describes everything that happened after she went down to breakfast with Mr. Williams and Mr. Peters.
After the meal, the company heads off to the chapel. Pamela was extremely nervous, but they made it through the service.
Which means, Pamela informs her parents, she is now married to Mr. B.
Talk about an anticlimax!
They then all ate and drank in the parlor, where Mr. B announced that he would confer the living upon Mr. Williams that he had always intended. He also gave Mr. Williams some cash in advance to help set that up.
Everyone agreed to keep the wedding secret for a few days.
When the guests left, Pamela and Mr. B went for a ride in the chariot, and he tried to quiet Pamela's nerves.
When they got home, they discovered that Mr. B had received a surprise visit from Sir Charles Hargrave and two other men. Mr. B was super annoyed, as he and Pamela had planned to spend their wedding day together. Which seems reasonable.
Pamela went back up to her room—or rather, her and Mr. B's room—and still feels nervous.
Mr. B eventually came up to her and said he had a plan for preventing his boisterous guests from staying too long: he's going to pretend he has to leave at a certain point, thereby forcing them to do so as well.
In the same conversation, he mentioned that Sir Charles had heard about Pamela and, like other guests before him, wanted Pamela paraded in front of them like a zoo animal. In this case, Mr. B declined.
Pamela then dined with Mrs. Jewkes, which was all kinds of awkward because Mrs. Jewkes wanted to act as Pamela's servant. Pamela was uncomfortable with that.
Mrs. Jewkes offered to tell a raunchy story to cheer Pamela up, but Pamela didn't want to hear it.
Finally, Mr. B gets rid of his visitors, and he and Pamela talk marriage and class.
They eat and drink (liquid courage, right?), and Pamela keeps getting more nervous.
Seeing this, Mr. B suggested that she might like some time alone to write. You know, because all brides want to make a journal entry before their wedding night.