I rode to Boston in the Stage, and after passing the Morning there, took a Chaise
and drove to Medford by the way of Cambridge as it seemed doubtful when I should have
the opportunity to see it again. Having obtained a Catalogue of the graduates at the
Institution I passed to Medford. A dinner party. Genl. and Miss Van Rensselaer, Mr.
and Mrs. Davis of New York,1
Mrs. Blodget of Gibraltar, Chardon Brooks and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Everett, Mr.
and Mrs. Frothingham, My father and myself composed the Company. Sat between Abby
and Miss Van Rensselaer. The latter is a cold reserved girl in her manners but said
to be extremely agreeable when you know her well. Little of any moment took place.
A little difficulty between Abby and Mrs. E. of no moment except as it enabled me
to study more perfectly the character of the former. Remained at Medford.