Morning at home as usual, with my Mother. Conversation somewhat exhausted but her
spirits seem to remain tolerably good. I begin to feel considerable inconvenience
from want of exercise and my spirits by some manner of means seem to be very much
depressed. Received a letter from George,1
communicating to me the result of the business instructions which I have given him.
He has invested for me of the sum of one thousand dollars which my father gave me
on my coming of age, four hundred and fifty dollars in six shares of the Boston Bank
at seventy five dollars a share, and four hundred and twenty dollars in seven shares
of the State Bank with an advance upon them of twenty one dollars as they have the
dividend on. There is still a balance of more than a hundred dollars which he is seeking
to invest. This was on the whole, quite satisfactory, and I felt relieved from some
anxiety on this account. Went to ride with my Mother and occupied the afternoon in
I could not get all that I have to say in one letter. Evening with my Mother.