Wrote to my father according to custom, and in reply to a letter received yesterday
from him. Morning at the Office and again in the afternoon. I went to see the Statue
of Washington by Chantrey1
which is just raised in the State House. It disappointed me very agreeably as I had
been dissatisfied with the print. I do not know whether to approve entirely of it’s
location. I was this evening invited to Mrs. Derby’s2
and had accepted, but as the time drew near I felt it impossible to go without Abby,
and so after an hour’s indecision concluded to stay at home.