The weather was beautiful and the country looked irrigated and refreshed. I walked
to Meeting with Chardon in the morning and we heard Dr. Thayer. He is a good man but
not much of a preacher. I went again in the afternoon in the Carriage. Mrs. Thayer
is a good woman and no more. Our females in this part of the Country seldom preserve
any interest until late in life. It goes with the externals and mind is then discovered
to have been wanting. Mr. W. Ward and a son of Dr. Thayer’s called in the evening.
The former is very political, if I can so use the term, and I conversed much with
him. I do not like young Thayer and so had little to say to him. Evening with Abby
and on the whole had about as happy a day as I have ever had since my engagement,
I might say, during my recollection.