My usual business employed me, Filing Newspapers, a vocation which will shortly cease. The political News of the week is gathered up. Not much at this time to be sure. In the evening a ride with the family.
Monday July 16th.
Occupation somewhat as usual. But finding myself likely to be affected with another abscess like that in March last and coming from the same tooth I gathered courage and went down to the dentists (Gunnell) to see if he would be more successful than the other man. As it had been broken below the gum, there was some doubt. But he performed the operation easily and relieved me from a trouble of very long standing. I hope the abscess will now disperse. In the evening a ride with John.
Tuesday July 27th [i.e. 17?].
I did not take a bath this morning and shall discontinue it for a day or two. I arose very unwell and continued so all day but in the evening felt better. Mary Hellen was quite sick and the family look all of them very poorly. This day passed off in idleness except receiving and answering a letter of Abby’s. A ride in the evening.