Morning beautiful. Remained at home writing and answering a letter from Abby which
reached me this morning instead of yesterday occasioned by a delay in the Post. I
rode afterwards to the Norfolk Steam Boat to see Thomas off to his destination at
Old Point. The day was as fine as any of the most beautiful we have in this finest
season of the year. On my return I finished my letter to Abi and passed the evening
as usual, quietly at home.