Received letters from my father as well as my mother.1
The latter in a very dispirited strain, as usual. My not coming on has affected her
very much indeed. It now remains to be seen how far George’s visit may be a pleasant
one. Called to see Abby and did very little in the way of law. Afternoon at the Office,
finished Hoffman’s Legal Study, a good book but not sufficiently practical. Evening
at P. C. Brooks Jr. with Abby.