Went to hear Mr. Frothingham on the vices of the hour in which of course he handled the Belknap business. I thought his view of the decline of moral sentiment hardly sustained. I believe people in the aggregate are always better than they were a year ago. Spent the evening at Mrs. Joys. It was a rainy evening and the conductor let us out at the wrong St. in the dark and we wandered about in unfinished streets for a time. The house is very pleasant and she has it furnished in great taste. I dont know what Mrs. Stoddard might not have volunteered had she been there.