A cold clear morning. I took a shower bath but it is so cold that I believe after this I shall give it up. With but one intermission since I have begun in June last, I have when at Medford constantly taken it and I think my health has been very much aided by it. Mr. Brooks being about to be absent from home all day, I went into town accompanied by my Wife who wished to see and to consult her sister. Time at the Office. My father came in on some commissions of his. Nothing new.
Called for my Wife and returned to Medford to dinner. Afternoon quiet. Read the second volume of Quinctius Heymerau von Flaming and was amused by it although I do not think it equal to the first. Evening Mrs. Gray and Miss Henrietta called. I managed notwithstanding to read a good deal of the second book of the Metamorphoses.