Occupied two hours before breakfast reading Sir William Temple’s Essays.1
At the Office but read nothing. In the Circuit Court but nothing was done. Found a note requesting me to be at Mrs. Frothingham’s at 11 o’clock where I went and saw Abby for a few minutes. Then I lounged two hours in an Auction Room before time to return to dine. Mr. Frothingham is a pleasant man. After dinner I sat until five o’clock with Abby, when I went to the Office for a moment and home to tea after which I again went down and spent the evening at Mrs. Frothingham’s. I am extravagantly fond of Abby, and felt today as welcome as when I should see her after absence. I declined an Invitation to Mrs. Boott’s.2
1. A copy of Sir William Temple’s Essays, 2 vols., London, 1821, is in the Stone Library.
2. Presumably Mrs. Kirk Boott, the mother of Mrs. Edward Brooks (Columbian Centinel, 9 May 1821).