Morning reading Cicero before and Blackstone after breakfast. Received a letter from my Mother in very good spirits and felt so myself. Afternoon at Mr. Frothingham’s to see Abby and drank tea there. Evening, dressed and called for Abby and Julia Gorham to go to Mr. Homer’s1
ball. He is not tip top but there were many fashionable people there. I met Allyne Otis who is here on a short visit to his father. He looks much the same as usual. I enjoyed myself quite tolerably. There was a formal Supper. The house is magnificent, and although there was not sufficient light to give the proper excitement, it was twelve before I got to bed.