After passing an hour with Abby, I returned to Boston. Morning at
the Office reading a case or two in Saunders which is very loose reading and wasting much of my time in reading Newspapers. The result of the Kentucky election is still extremely doubtful and not less interesting.1
My own prospect depending somewhat upon it, I feel a little though not very anxious about it. Afternoon, Annual Register for 18262
and a little of Mr. Pitkin. Returned to Quincy. My father had been on a fishing expedition from which he returned somewhat heated. Passed the evening in conversation.
1. Early returns from Kentucky indicated that General Thomas Metcalfe, the Administration candidate for governor, was slightly leading his Jacksonian opponent (Daily National Intelligencer, 23 Aug. 1828).
2. The Annual Register; or, A View of the History, Politicks and Literature of the Year was published in London from 1758 to 1851.