Morning cloudy but not unpleasant. I rode to Medford and found the family much as
usual excepting that it was large. Chardon, Mrs. Everett, Miss Phillips, John Gorham,1
and in the afternoon, Sidney and his wife, who have just arrived from New York. The
afternoon turned off cold. I am never so fond of Medford when so many of the family
are there, as I am thereby compelled to see less of Abby. But I had a very pleasant
evening and on the whole felt well satisfied.