Passed the morning at home at Medford reading and amusing myself as usual. Time for
a good deal of reflection upon much that has occurred during the past week. Mr. Palfrey
preached and dined with us,1
and I was consequently out of civility compelled to attend Church in the afternoon.
The Sermon was flowery and I was quite uncomfortable. Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Brooks Jr.
and Mr. and Mrs. Everett called in the course of the evening. I did not see the latter.
Took a pleasant walk to the partings, as they are called. A certain Miss Parks, a
cousin, is making a stay there.2