Attended divine service all day, at Dr. Channing’s. Heard in the morning Mr. Gannet
to whose Sermon I could not pay much attention. In the afternoon, Mr. Frothingham,
a very remarkable address, upon toleration. I admire the sentiments of it, though
I confess I think them ill adapted to our meridian. We are an intolerant people. The
weather was disagreeable and a light snow was falling throughout the day, but as George
had not been to the Office yesterday, I went to see how he was. Indolence and inactivity,
mental and bodily, are his troubles. I spent an hour with him, and returned to tea.
I thought in the evening I would visit Mrs. Frothingham, but was so coldly received
that I shall not go there soon again.