Returned to town with Abby and Mr. Brooks in his Carriage. Office. No letters, then
to Mrs. Frothingham’s to see her upon her return home. They have difficulties as well
as all others and I must say do wrong sometimes. The return of Mrs. F. rather diminishes
my opinion of her character. I think her a good woman but not capable of that decided
course of conduct which influences a really high souled female. I can easily account
for her anxiety to return but it looks like selfishness, to give way to it. At the
Office as usual all day, finished Hutchinson and evening, Cicero and Record.