A cloudy morning but it cleared away and became a very fine Indian Summer day. I went to the Office and passed my time in reading Milton’s Defence of the People of England. One or two persons came in. Mr. Knowles, the Carriage maker who did not seem pleased with my objections to his tufts, and other parts of his work. I doubt very much whether he will be able to maintain his reputation if he does not pay more attention to thoroughness of detail. Mr. Hayford the Mason called in at my request and I gave him directions. P. C. Brooks Jr. called about a Pew at Mr. Frothingham’s Church. I authorized him to make an arrangement to suit himself.
Walk—Then home. In the Afternoon, I finished my revisal of the Article upon Hutchinson and to get rid of it, inclosed it to Mr. Everett. Perhaps I may have to send back for this also in consequence. Copied some letters left by my father and despatched several of the Packets he left, so that by night I found my work to be done considerably lessened. Leisure hereafter for the Winter, I hope.