It was so warm again this day, that I did not set out from Haverhill, till between
3 and 4 in the afternoon. On the road I met at different times Mr. Tappan, Stedman
and Thompson, and Tom Hooper. I arrived at Mr. Tufts's in Newbury-Port, just before
sun-set. I did not enter the town with the most favorable impressions: about three
weeks hence I am to become an inhabitant of the place; without friends or connections,
I am to stand on my own ground, and am in all probability To live here three years;
whether agreeably or, not time only must discover; but the presages within my breast
are not such as I should wish realized.