The weather being warm and my horse not having had a day’s rest for some time, I concluded
upon remaining at Quincy the whole day. My time was mostly occupied in study. I read
a large part of Cicero’s Oration for Roscius over and then took a bath at the wharf.
Passed the remainder of the morning in reading some lives in the Biographia Brittanica.1
Mrs. Foster, sister of Mrs. T. B. Adams, and some of her children dined and passed
the afternoon here. My College Classmate, Charles, was of the number.2
In the afternoon I read part of Voltaire’s Peter the First and passed a short time
in the Nursery. The Chesnuts are at last forthcoming. Captains Morris and Patterson3
of the Navy called here in the evening. The moon was bright after the thunder shower
which occurred in the afternoon, and made the piazza delightful.