Called upon Putnam after leaving the office, and passed the evening at his lodgings:
I have a greater regard for this young fellow than I had when at College. He is friendly
and good-natured, and pursues his studies with diligence and attention. Perhaps indeed
that now the warmth of emulation has subsided, and we can in no instance be rivals
neither he nor I view each other in the same light, that we did nine months ago.