Copied a portion of Mr. Vaughan’s papers before breakfast which now becomes later and later. So that the morning is found to be exceedingly short. Little was done in it. I took a short walk and called at Johnson’s Office where he gave me the news of the political result in Delaware, which is quite favourable.1
Returned home. This contest is now raging with the utmost violence and it is impossible to decide in which way it will result. But our hopes are now high. Received a pretty letter from Abby, and on the whole felt in pretty good spirits. Took a long ride with my Mother and Mary and in the evening the family assembled in the circular room for the first time since my arrival here.