Cloudy day with a Southerly wind and tendency to rain which it did not. I remained at home very quietly. My morning divided between writing, which is very nearly finished and Livy in whose account of the war with Hannibal I again take great interest. I also devoted some time to the MS of my Grandmother which exceedingly need examination. Many of the letters written abroad, I read with great interest. They pourtray the female character in it’s best form very exactly.
After dinner I walked up to see Elizabeth C. Adams. My father has decided upon paying the balance due to her. He has therefore given the sum to me as her Attorney. I walked up there to get her to give up the Notes and to ask her what she would incline to have done with it. She left it in a great measure to me, but she intimated that Mr. Coombs had been tempting her and her brothers with golden visions in Eastern Lands. In other words I fancy Mr. Coombs is a speculator. I told her that I should not advise her to go into any thing of that kind. If her brothers chose it, they might adventure. If they lost, they would only be in just the same condition with the present one. With her it would be different. Returned home. Continued my examination of the Papers.