Fine morning. I went to the Office and passed my time very quietly reading and writing and making up Accounts. Mr. Ladd called in and 232we had a talk. He is the least punctual of my Tenants, and the most requiring in repairs. I talked to him plainly and he promised much better. I should like to get rid of him as a Tenant, and would let the House to the Steam Doctor if he would take it.
Walk. Quiet afternoon copying my letter which is a critical one. Then read more of Bacon’s admirable Treatise. Evening at home—Mackintosh his account of Hartley, Tucker and Paley. Read Walpole to my Wife.