Morning at the Office, Blackstone. Conversation with George. Went to the Gallery of
Paintings and lounged away an hour in examining them. It is rather a pleasant way
of passing time, and I was a little dull, owing perhaps a little to the fact that
I do not hear from Abby. After dinner, occupied myself in copying Executive Record,
finished Voltaire’s Age of Louis 14th, took a walk and in the evening, read part of
Cicero’s Oration for Quintius.