After passing a little while with Abby I rode into Boston. Found at the Office for
me three letters, one from my father, very short merely to preserve the regular series
and two from my Mother. She seems to have felt the observations of my letter of the
28th of last month much more than I had intended.1
It is difficult to deal with sensitive women. Read Kent and in the afternoon, Copied
Executive Record with a short notice of Cicero. Rode to Quincy and passed the evening
partly in weeding the Nursery and partly with Thomas in conversation.