Attended divine service and heard Mr. Gannet deliver a Sermon somewhat in the usual
style. I like him less and less. The morning was cloudy, but as he finished early
I took the opportunity of going to Medford before dinner. My horse was unusually lively
and I arrived there in a sleigh before their dinner time. Found Abby well and Mr.
Emerson the young man there to dine. I was obliged to go and hear him in the afternoon
and in the evening had a pleasant conversation with Abby. On the whole my last fortnight
has been very happy. And this method of passing Sunday is a luxury. In the evening
Mr. Brooks talked to me upon the subject of my marriage disclosing the fact that any
further delay should not be made by him to my marriage. Or in other words that as
soon as he could fix upon a house for us, we might use our own judgment about it.
I feel much obliged to him for this kindness, but the particular moment is passed
and now I prefer to postpone until September or October. But I am glad to see some
hope of the close of this, and though it may be a thing I should not wish, yet who
could help it.