Returned to town this morning. Passed it in a manner not altogether so useful as I might have done. Called on Mr. Davis at Mr. Webster’s Office and had much conversation with him upon many subjects. He is a pleasant young man. I then went to see if I could make any arrangements by which I might dispose of some of the duplicates and useless books which are among George’s, but I found that I should not be very likely to succeed at private sale. I then went and made a few purchases for my father. The afternoon was passed in making a disposition of George’s papers. All the manuscripts were transported from his room, and many of the books which I incline to sell were separated from the rest. In this manner I shall save a double transportation. He has many useless and some vicious books. I was delayed until late, and reached Quincy late. Evening, my father but little conversation.