Not having received any letters from home last night leading me to suppose that my
presence would be needed at Quincy today, I decided upon going to Medford and in consequence
rode out early. Found the family much as usual. Mrs. Brooks looks very poorly. Mrs.
Frothingham and her family and Mrs. Everett were at dinner. Little or nothing occurred
of any incident. It was not one of my pleasant days, for my spirits were low and Abby
was not in her pleasantest mood though I found nothing to complain of. I sometimes
require much soothing, and sometimes receive it in most delightful ways, but this
was not one of the days.