Morning, somewhat better, but felt still a little feverish. This did not prevent my
going to Medford this morning although far from absolutely sure whether it was the
better course. My head ached at intervals although before evening the pain left my
eyes where it had somewhat troubled me. But my throat and gums were in a proportionately
It is evident that I could not feel in a perfectly agreeable condition or in a suitable
one as a lover, and so I wished myself away very sincerely. Had I stayed away however,
I should have worried Mrs. Brooks and Abby much more. As it was, the latter nursed
me kindly. Henry Dalton came out here but I did not see him.