Morning at home, engaged in reading the last Number of the Quarterly of Philadelphia.1
Not much interesting matter in it. Conversation with Abby. Reflection upon her character.
Impatience predominant. Natural character fine, but the early neglect had fixed roots
difficult to eradicate. I see her difficulties strongly and have tried to change them
by urging to the extent of her patience. Now I am soon to marry her when this will
not do and kindness and affection are all. Much of her character is fascinating and
her vivacity, playfulness and affectionate simplicity are delightful characteristics
for a companion in life. Mr. Davis of New York was here in the afternoon, lively and
amusing. Nothing remarkable otherwise. Mrs. Brooks was uncommonly well today.