Morning at home. Read a portion of the Life of Columbus to my Mother. The mail brought
us pretty poor News of a political character from Pennsylvania.1
Took a walk. Day lovely, met Johnson Hellen, chattered half an hour with him. Spirits
very variable. Returned to take a ride with my Mother from which we did not return
until late. Thomas B. Adams arrived this evening from Quincy looking well, on his
way to Old Point Comfort. Passed the evening at home.