Morning to town. The weather showery and unpleasant. Engaged all the morning in duties incident to my new situation as manager of my father’s affairs. I went to the Bank and to see Mr. Brown and arranged as to the purchase of forty three shares of stock of the New England Marine Insurance Company by the sale of so much six per Cent Stock of the United States. Then obtained a power of attorney to effect the transfer. This being over, I went to West Boston Bridge to make some inquiries in regard to that stock without success. Stopped at Dr. Welsh’s for some articles for my father. The afternoon was busily engaged in drawing up papers relating to my administration account and also the agency. This detained me until seven when I returned to Quincy. Evening, Conversation.