Morning to town. Occupied first in going to Hancock Street to see about the sale of
Mr. Welsh’s property. Finding nothing there, I went to another sale of certain furniture
in Chesnut Street and there made a purchase for Quincy. This took up much of the morning.
I forgot to say that I drove Abby Adams to town, a fact not in itself of much importance.
On my return to my Office, I passed a good hour in making a settlement with Daniel
Hollis, one of the tenants of my father’s houses. His account has been moving on ever
since the year 1824 and exceeds in amount six hundred dollars while our Account against
him for the same time exceeds that. I struck the balance and took his Note for the
amount over. The afternoon was passed lazily as I was fatigued, excepting that I went
to get my Astral Lamp1
and in order to be sure of it’s safety I carried the Glass myself. This was not elegant
but I have become careless of those appearances. The same thing gave me a good deal
of trouble on my way to Quincy but I at last reached there safe. Evening with my father.
Conversation upon the state of property in Boston.