When I went to the office this morning I found young Pickman of Salem there. I was
acquainted with him somewhat in Europe, and I believe he is mentioned in the first
volume of this repository.1
(repository!) He has been studying more than two years in Mr. Pynchon's office; and
proposes now to pass five or six months in Mr. Parsons's. And I shall be very happy
in this additional companion, as Townsend and Amory are both soon to leave the Town.
I pass'd the evening at home, and my friend Little spent it with me.
Wrote nothing, though it was very necessary.