Returned to town after an hour with Abby. Found another short letter from my Mother intimating pretty certainly that she would remain at home. Read a portion of the Lecture on Practice by Judge Howe, and copied Executive Record, in the afternoon, with a few sections of Cicero in review. My face and throat felt so unpleasantly that I had some idea of again going to a physician but decided upon postponing it. Returned to Quincy in the evening. Mr. and Mrs. D. Greenleaf were there. Had some conversation with Mrs. Adams upon the subject of Abby Adams’ remaining at Washington—a little sentiment. The Nursery looks well.