Morning clear and pleasant. I went to the Office and passed my time almost entirely in Accounts. Made a draught of the comparative income upon the property which has resulted from my own care and attention, in order to understand my precise relative position. My desire is to keep within bounds. The temptation to do otherwise is great but I hope to resist it.
I have in my head a plan to erect a house in Quincy, the year after next which may probably take some of my savings. The unsettled state of my family is against it. But my children require very much the Country air and their number is now rather large for my father’s house.
Walk and Livy. Afternoon, Sismondi and Corneille, with de la Motte Fouqué. Evening, Junot, and a visit to the Miss Inches—A full dress but limited party. Dancing on the Carpet and a Supper. I amused myself more than usual with Mrs. B. Gorham who is a conversible woman. Home early.