Read a little Philosophy before going out to Medford. Rode out after breakfast. Weather
cold and raw. Found Abby was not well. Did not go to Meeting during the day, but remained
at home consulting books upon agriculture and the planting of trees. But little however
can be learned from the mere theory. Practice must do the rest. Afternoon with Abby.
Evening, Dr. Swann, the family physician came in. And consequently I sat but a short
time with Abby.