Morning to town. Occupied a little at the commencement of the day but afterwards my
friend Richardson called in and I talked over things with him pretty fully. He comes
to see me seldom so that I am glad to have him kill a morning sometimes. Mr. Alden
Bradford called in consequence of a letter which I wrote to him some days since to
make a settlement about the rent of a pew belonging to my father in Brattle Square.
Having no money to give me, he gave a promissory Note. I have some prospect of getting
this money now, which was near proving a bad debt. Much money has been lost by George’s
total neglect of books and accounts, and I can only pick up here and there a straggling
debt which is going on merely by sufferance. At one I went to see Abby who was at
the House, staid a little while and returned. Afternoon, George’s papers until five
when I rode with Abby to Medford. Mrs. Brooks very sick. Dr. Davis1
and Miss Catherine Dexter there. Evening quiet.