Returned to Boston with Abby whom I left at Mrs. Frothingham’s, then to the Office.
Found the accounts from home rather more favourable. At the Office reading, but not
so profitably as I ought to have done. Afternoon, reading the speeches of Messrs.
Giles and Bayard on the bill relating to the Judiciary.1
Then called at Mrs. Frothingham’s to see Abby but found she had left town, upon which
I left myself, with George. On our arrival at Quincy, we found the President had gone
out on a fishing party with the gentlemen of the town. On their return they announced
an unsuccessful day, on account of the violence of the wind. It was rather a singular
day to attempt an expedition of the kind. I felt sleepy and retired early. John had