Morning, returned to town with Abby, leaving her at Mrs. Dehon’s. I went to the Office.
Morning occupied in attending to George’s and my father’s affairs. I went to the Probate
Court and applied for Administration upon George’s affairs, which was granted, and
a bond made by which I as principal and my father and John as sureties, are bound
in the sum of eight thousand dollars to make all the necessary arrangements for the
due settlement of his affairs. John came to the Office and sat with me for some time.
I conversed a little with him upon my mother’s detention though I saw so clearly that
we were at odds upon that point, I did not like to risk much conversation. Ordered
some wine for my father at Dennie’s.1
This took the morning. Afternoon passed in making out my Accounts with my father.
Then rode to Quincy. Found Judge Hall and Mr. John Welles here and my father out,
which I regretted. They remained but a short time. In the evening, conversation with
my father upon business. He proposes to constitute me his agent in Boston. This is
a trust I undertake in order to benefit myself. It may be the means of giving me some
business in my profession.