Morning cooler but fine weather. I went to the Office and was engaged in rectifying my Accounts which I finally succeeded in doing-225So that instead of finding myself nearly two hundred dollars deeper than my Accounts show for, I find a few dollars against me which exceed my actual expense. This is far the best error. It is not worth going over the accounts again to correct it, but I intend after new year to begin upon a new and a more accurate system.
Had one or two visitors. Mr. Walsh, an Applicant for the Office opposite and Mr. William Spear from Quincy. Walk. Afternoon Bacon. Virgil. Received a long political letter from my father and a short business one from T. B. Adams.1 Quiet Evening. Finished Byron’s Corsair to my Wife, and began an answer to my father.2
JQA to CFA, 2 Dec. (Adams Papers); the letter from Lt. Adams is missing.
To JQA, 8 Dec. (Adams Papers).