I was at the Office in the morning excepting a short call to see Abby. Dined at the
Exchange Coffee House with John and Thomas J. Hellen who has come down from Groton
for a day or two. He looks badly. We recommended to him to leave Cambridge which he
seemed to relish very little. His time has been much wasted in dissipation.1
In the evening I went to Mrs. Frothingham’s and was much entertained. The rain was
tremendous all day, and more particularly this evening.