Morning at the Office but not occupied very usefully. Called at Dr. Gorham’s and Mrs.
Frothingham’s to see Abby but did not succeed. In the afternoon I saw her for an hour
at Dr. Gorham’s. Then went and took a walk which I have established for myself as
a practice as I find that this cold weather braces me severely. In the evening I called
for Abby and took her and Julia Gorham to Mrs. J. Amory’s.1
As Abby was very lame I was anxious that she should not dance, and although it was
rather a tedious thing to her to stand out, and I was apprehensive she would not bear
it well, yet on the whole she went through it in a manner rather gratifying to me.
At home early.