Mild and clear. Our weather is charming. I went to the Office. Mr. Walsh made a long visit. He now has two objects in view, and he 164seems to stand irresolute between them. I shall try my best to aid him whichever way he inclines.
After him came John Kirk who amused me by his Account of his adventures since leaving Quincy. He has as might be expected been stripped of all the money he raised to go and has lost his time besides. He told me a long story about the failure of one of the Carrs, which has been the talk of the town since.1 I could give him no consolation, excepting insofar as he might rejoice that he had not been able to lose two hundred dollars instead of one which he would have done if I had not refused him.
Home. Livy. Afternoon, Burnet. Mr. Ayer came in and consumed an hour or more in consulting about the details of the building. I believe he finally understood me respecting them all. My child Louisa is ailing as she so frequently does in the winter and gives us great uneasiness. Evening went to Mr. Frothingham’s. Family as usual. Nothing particularly interesting. Home early.
Abraham Carr, a brother of JQA’s tenant John G. Carr, had gone bankrupt (CFA to LCA, 16 Jan., Adams Papers).