I went this morning after finishing my Record, to the Dentist’s and suffered the disagreeable
sensations consequent upon the extraction of a large tooth. Dr. Gunnell1
was however much more successful and calm in his operation than the man some weeks
since who so tortured me as to make my resolution a very painful one to execute. The
day was spent in occupation at home. Received a letter from Abby and on the whole
felt much better. Evening alone at home.