Fine day but cold. I went to town with Mr. Brooks. Office. Jefferson’s Journal of a Journey through the South of France and Italy. Not very interesting. House, thence idling at the Gallery and other places. My day not passed very creditably. Home in the Carriage with my Wife who was in town. Mrs. Frothingham and two children, and two children of Mrs. Everett. Quite a load and a pretty noisy one.
Afternoon. Mandeville and Ovid, Helen to Paris. A reply eminently well drawn. There is some doubt as to the original letter being of Ovid, but I think this shows his hand. Mr. Brooks was absent all day. Evening. Mr. Frothingham came out and after spending an hour, took his family home. Hume’s Essay. Writing a little without aim.