I have caught a severe cold and feel unable consequently to get up directly. Wrote a letter to my father which kept me busy until eleven o’clock when I started off in a waggon to Genl. Dearborn’s after some trees which he had given to my father. The dust was dreadful. Having obtained the trees, I rode with a man I got in Boston to Quincy and arrived to dine, after which I was busy setting out the trees. With the advice of Mr. Price Greenleaf I took the lower part of the ground which had been set apart for a nursery and put there in one row forty English Oaks, and in three more, fifty three Elms of the third years growth. I also planted eight Elms and eight buttonwood or plane trees in the inclosure next to the house called the clothes yard, and sowed some shellbarks and pacane nuts as an experiment. A good day’s work. Took tea and returned but severely burnt. An unpleasant ride. Evening with Abby at Chardon Brooks’.