Morning at the Office. Received a pleasant letter from John, asking my assistance
in a plan of his respecting the French Claims. He wants to get business before them
if a Board should be constituted as is expected shortly. I wrote a reply immediately
and told him that I would do what I could.1
I was occupied in my Middlesex Canal paper nearly all day. After dinner, went to
see Abby at Mrs. Frothingham’s and passed the afternoon there. I went also in the
evening, in order to escort her to see Miss Carter who has just lost her brother,2
passing the evening with Mrs. Frothingham, myself.