My head ach had not entirely left me this morning which I spent partly in writing but was soon taken off to go to town with my father and Wife in the Carriage. We went early to give him an opportunity to execute some business which after all, I believe he did not succeed in. I was glad of a little time to arrange my Accounts, but it was much disturbed by visits of Isaac P. Davis1 and others.
At half past two my Wife called at the Office for us and we went to Charlestown to Governor Everett’s. There were at dinner there, Mr. Brooks, his sons P. C. and Gorham with his Wife, Mr. and Mrs. Frothingham, a Mr. and Mrs. Chinn of New Orleans, strangers, J. C. Gray and I. P. Davis. The entertainment was very handsome but I did not enjoy it partly from head ach, partly from feeling no great interest in the company.
I am a little amused by the manner in which Governor Everett treats me. A sort of doubtful feeling seems to pervade him whether in fact I am politically opposing him or not, and at the same time an appearance of respect which he did not formerly show. My situation respecting him is a singular and a very unpleasant one. I can have no 69confidence in or respect for his political opinions and conduct and yet I have much feeling for his situation and amiable temper in private life. We left Charlestown at about six, bringing I. P. Davis with us to town, and thence home.
On Isaac P. Davis, Boston merchant, see vol. 3:145–146.