A very warm day indeed. I accompanied Mr. Brooks to town. Passed my time at the Office reading Jefferson and also in the performance of several Commissions which I had been charged with. Nothing of particular interest in town. Returned to Medford to dinner. Afternoon. Continued the History of Maritime Discovery and Hume’s Moral Dissertation, Utility, and not Self Love which system he combats more successfully than he builds the other. Ovid’s Elegies. I do not turn my time to much profit. But the circumstances must excuse me. Evening at home. Maritime Discovery which is interesting though almost too brief.