The child had an excellent night so that she appeared quite nicely this morning. As I had written to my Mother what was calculated perhaps to alarm her1 if I should not go to Quincy and as Mr. Brooks was to be absent all day tomorrow, I concluded to go to Quincy instead of returning. Went first, however, to Boston. Occupied there in the usual manner with me at Quarter time—Drawing up Accounts &c. Mr. W. Lovering called upon me with respect to an Interest in land in High Street, possessed by my father, for which he makes an offer.2 I told him I would let him know. The day was showery so that I could not be in the Streets much. Rode to Quincy and found the family much as usual. My Afternoon was spent in making up the Arrears of my Diary as well as reading. Quiet evening. I went to bed early.
2 July (Adams Papers); the subject of the letter was LCA2’s indisposition.
On JQA’s interest in property on High Street, Boston, see vol. 3:210.