Morning to town. Occupied during the morning in copying some Executors papers for
my father, in making a settlement with T. O. Brackett upon George’s Note for One hundred
dollars with interest from the third of March which I paid, then went to Hancock Street
where I made my arrangements with Miss Oliver and concluded the lease. Ordered Hollis
to make some small repair that was required on it and then went to Mr. Foster’s and
ordered a paper for them in this way getting through the business. Mr. Curtis called
upon me about the expedition to Weston and I fixed Tuesday for it. This consumed the
morning and I then rode to Medford. Found Mr. and Mrs. Frothingham and Miss Mary B.
Hall at dinner. Mrs. Brooks is sick, and gets no better. I am distressed for the consequence
and Abby was evidently much depressed by it. Evening, a Medford party, a thing highly
distressing to me, but I got through with it better than I expected. I forced myself
through the form of introduction in many cases and so saved myself the trouble of
being a post all the evening. But it was fatiguing and did not pay [for] itself.