Letter to my mother after which went to the Office but not to do much. Heard that
Mr. Emerson had been taken alarmingly ill at Concord on Monday last. I have always
thought he would not live very long although he may survive this.1
Rainy and disagreeable all day. Afternoon at home copying Executive Record and then
went to Medford with Chardon Brooks. It poured the whole way. Found the family at
M. much as usual. Had some conversation with Abby of rather a serious nature and reflected
much upon her observations.