Morning at home, Weather being very warm, I was not so well engaged as I should have
been though. My time was a little wasted, it must be confessed. I forgot to mention
yesterday that I received three letters, one from Abby, one from Mr. Brooks in answer
and one from Richardson.2
The second was a mild, moderate answer and pleased me well, although in very general
terms. Two gentlemen dined here, Messrs. Talliaferro of Virginia and C. Biddle of
Blunt was to have been here but he left the City. In the evening a ride.