Morning pleasant although uncommonly cool still. I went to town accompanied by Frank Frothingham who returns home from his vacation. Mr. Brooks intending to dine abroad went in his own conveyance. Morning taken for the most part at a wine sale which I at-328tended for the purpose of procuring some for Mr. Brooks. There was a great deal of various sorts sold at reasonable prices. I bought White Hermitage and Rudesheimer. The rest of the day was spent at the Office quietly writing. Returned to Medford to dinner. In the afternoon, read part of Cowper’s Correspondence as published after his death, Mr. Jay’s book and Ovid. Nothing material. Evening quiet. Cowper.