Returned to town with Mr. Brooks, taking leave of Dr. Thayer and wife. Office, found a letter from my Mother in tolerably good spirits, conversed with George some time and then went with Davis to the gallery of paintings, calling upon Dwight on the road. He was not at home but we met him at the gallery. Lounged away an hour there, and the result was that I did but little during the day. Afternoon, Executive Record, and papers of Novanglus. Went to the Office to get a companion for a walk and instead fell into conversation with Davis which did not cease until ten o’clock in the evening when I returned home.