Morning at the Office. Received very pleasant letters from my Father and Mother. The
first was full of interest, being in his peculiar style. The second was very pleasant
and disclosed more of the plans than usual. I am glad some of the servants are coming
on. It will be a great advantage. On the whole, my spirits were more elated than usual.
I was busy in copying the Paper on the Middlesex Canal. Dined at Mr. Frothingham’s
with the family and Henry Brooks. He is very pleasant. Abby was not in very pleasant
humour, so that I did not have a very agreeable afternoon. This is a candid confession
but I am never disposed to make concealments. All I wish to do is to make allowances.
Busy, the remainder of the afternoon. In the evening, called for Abby at Mrs. Warren’s.
She is an old lady and a very coarse one. The family to whom Julia Gorham is connected
are attentive to Abby, so she returns, but excepting the Gorhams, they are my aversion.
Returned at ten, perfectly tired out.