Hazy weather again all the forenoon.
I went and pass'd an hour with my friend White before dinner. Spent the afternoon
with Mr. Thaxter at his office. Mr. Dodge was there, a great part of the Time. We
conversed upon various subjects. Mr. Thaxter whose feelings are very warm, express'd
his sentiments quite openly with respect to a gentleman, whose political conduct has
been of late somewhat suspicious. I drank tea at Mr. B. Bartlett's: Parson Smith with
his lady, Captain Willis and his wife were there and Mr. and Mrs. Lee from Cambridge.
It was the first time I had ever been in company with Mr. Lee. He has, I am told much
more show than solidity. He does good however with his fortune; and this is meritorious,
though the motives by which he is actuated, may not be the most noble and generous.1
Return'd home at about 7 o'clock, and received an invitation from Judge Sargeant,
which will detain me here one day more.