Morning cool but pleasant, I went to the Office. Very soon after Mr. W. Spear came in from Quincy and I was occupied in going through a settlement with him for the price of some ship timber bought of my father at Quincy. This transaction turns out very favorably. A large balance was due after paying off every charge which will be sufficient to pay the greater part of the charges incurred this year in building at Mount Wollaston.
My time much taken up so that I had no leisure for a walk and this was the less necessary as Mr. T. K. Davis proposed one for the afternoon. Mr. Forbes came in about the horses and consented to the reference, better late than never. This is a vexatious business.
Home late. Afternoon, walk with Davis to the Norfolk house to pay a visit to Mrs. A. H. Everett, we found her and her husband. Conversation for half an hour and then return. It was not until seven that I got home. My boy is much better. The Measles have been light. Evening, E. C. Adams came in and spend an hour—After which, Swift. Four years of Anne.