Morning as usual. In the day I was occupied in filing and arranging papers as usual.
After which I sat down and wrote a long letter to Abby in answer to her last. In which
I got over the subject which she touches, for the present. At some future time it
will be well to say more of it.1
In the evening I took a ride with my father and Mother. The former of these two seems
in very low spirits today and not in good health. I have felt much concerned for him.2