At about 10. o'clock Mr. Thaxter came in from Hingham on his way to Boston: he stay'd
but a few minutes, and I set off with him. We got into Town before one. I dined with
Miss B. Smith,1
who still lives in the house that was her father's. Mrs. Cranch was there, and went
for Braintree soon after dinner. I went and spent the evening with Dr. Kilham at his
lodgings: he has made himself rather unpopular, by opposing the submission of the
federal Constitution, to a State Convention, and I think he is perfectly right, in
preferring his independency to his popularity.