Morning at the Office, and in Court of Common Pleas. It is my custom to devote the
Morning to study but perhaps it would be equally useful to spend it there. I heard
a case argued for the recovery of money lost at play. Action of assumpsit under a
Special Statute of Massachusetts. It was also particularly interesting to me as Mr.
Kinsman was making his first trial. He had the correct side and his opponent, Mr.
S. D. Parker, did not succeed although his argument was ingenious enough. Verdict
for the Plaintiff.1
I then went to Mr. R. D. Shepherd’s where Abby was passing the day with his daughter,
and remained a little more than an hour. After dinner I rode out to Watertown and
paid the long contemplated visit to Mr. and Mrs. E. Brooks. Not being at home, I left
my Card. Returning through Cambridge I seized the occasion to repay the visit of Lothrop
to me. As we were not on perfectly good terms when we separated, and he was so fortunate
as to make the first visit by card, I was glad of being able to return it in character.
And so we are even again. Evening busy at home.