Morning at the Office. Time a good deal distracted but I succeeded in writing my usual
letter to my Mother before the time of the Mail. The remainder of the morning was
passed with George in an investigation of Mr. Hilliard’s Book Store after Pamphlets
but few of which we found relating to our subject. After dinner, occupied at the Office.
Read Mr. D. P. Brown’s Review of Mr. Brougham’s Speech on the Law.1
A slender performance. In the evening I went to see Abby who was at Mrs. Frothingham’s.
Found Mr. Gorham Brooks there and heard of his engagement to Miss Ellen Shepherd.
A thing which has been drawn out to great length. Evening pleasant but these long
absences certainly tend to chill the feelings considerably.