Morning in the Nursery before breakfast, and then a pleasant ride to Boston. The weather
quite warm all day. Passed the greater part of the forenoon in the Court of Common
Pleas listening to the course of practice. This is the last term of this Court previous
to my admission. Dined at Mrs. Frothingham’s. Had some conversation with Abby but
found myself in rather an unpleasant situation. If my own condition improves as it
has done for the last six months for three more, it would be ridiculous folly to defer
the marriage any longer. Called with her at Mrs. Dehon’s to see Miss Mary after her
return from New York. Then returned with her and from thence immediately to Quincy.
Took a bath in the evening and sat till sleep overcame me. Quite dull.