I returned to Boston bringing Abby with me. Morning at the Office. At one o’clock
paid a congratulatory visit to Miss Frances Dehon,1
lately declared to be the choice of Mr. Sidney Brooks. I found her pleasant but not
in the least handsome, and scarcely qualified to supply the place of his former betrothed,
Miss Marshall. In the afternoon at the Office and in the evening at George’s. His
situation makes me quite melancholy.