I had some thoughts of leaving Haverhill this morning; but it rain'd all the forenoon;
and as I am not in any particular haste, and my friends here are still willing I should
remain with them: I determined to defer my departure a day or two longer. I staid
at home the whole day. Mr. Thaxter spent the evening with us. He finally declared
that he intended if no unforeseen event should take place, to be married before next
December, and I am heartily glad of it.