Amos Farnsworth describes some visitors named Stewart [perhaps Alvan Stewart and family], who he first met in New York. Abolitionism is reviving in Groton, Mass. Rev. Dudley Phelps has lost much influence over the anti-slavery people. Amos Farnsworth complains of the influence of the local ladies on the minister. Amos Farnsworth thought of congratulating Mrs. Maria Weston Chapman on getting involved in another mob when Pennsylvania was burned, but congratulates her instead on her recovery from a recent illness. Amos Farnsworth comments that "this anti-slavery business is interminable," and likens it to butting one's head against a stone wall.