Deborah Weston describes her ride to Groton on the stagecoach, the conversation on the way, and her adventure in holding the reins of six horses while the driver went back for a bundle that had fallen off. In Groton, Mrs. Sarah C. Rugg is resolved to have the Grimke's lecture as often as possible. Deborah Weston writes that "The Dr. [Amos Farnsworth] refuses to have anything to do with asking them as the abolitionists have deserted him...when they lectured here last summer, but his house is open to receive them." Then if Dudley Phelps refuses the meetinghouse, "it were better for him that he had never been born." Deborah gives local news. At first Deborah was a little "ennuyed" [sic], but I painted vigorously and "soon got over it." She asks Anne to relay a message to Lizzy Chapman, that she wished Lizzy had been here when they spent an hour sliding down a hill. At a meeting, it was unanimously voted that the Grimkes be invited to lecture there. She sends a message from Dr. Fransworth to the Grimkes. "The Pepperell people are very much ashamed of the Barn, since Angelina [E. Grimke] spoke in the state house."
Written on page four, above the address, is a short note from Deborah Weston to Maria Weston Chapman. Deborah writes: "I hope Dear Maria you will find something interesting in this letter."