Fine day. I went to the Office and finished most of my business for the present quarter. Called upon Mr. Mason and received the balance due upon the Estate in High Street and drew up my inventory for the year which gives a tolerably favourable result. Thus business matters being settled I took my walk.
Afternoon reading Bacon, finished the first volume of the Silva Silvarum, and wrote to John,1 and in part to my father. Read Harrington to my Wife. The style is very charming. My boxes arrived from Washington.
CFA to JA2, 30 Dec. (Adams Papers), an acknowledgment of receipt of curtains purchased from John and his wife, also of a letter from JA2 (22 Dec., missing) relative to the terms of sale and settlement. CFA also comments generally upon the political and economic issues in Washington and Boston.