Returned to town with Mr. Brooks. Suffered a little from head ache but read Blackstone during the morning. As I was returning to dinner Genl. Sumner called and asked me to dine with him which I was obliged to consent to, although it deranged me very much. I almost finished Judge Howe’s Lecture notwithstanding. As I was waiting for George we were as usual in such cases late. No body at table but Col. Cutler of the Army1
and Genl. Sumner, his wife and sister. We had a tolerably agreeable day although I was not sorry to return home. Found Richardson had called and devoted the evening to reading.