I went to town today, Joseph H. Adams accompanying me. My time was as much taken up as it commonly is. I went round upon several commissions for my father and called to see Mrs. Frothingham about some arrangements respecting my man. I then went to my Office where I had a few moments talk with Mr. Walsh. Mr. Hartwell came in about my well and engaged to do it, but the main point, the when, he would not pronounce. He would see me again. Mr. Brooks also came in for a moment to inquire about Abby and leave a Note inviting her over on Friday to Medford.1 Mr. Ayer also came in to give me his account of timber to be furnished for my House. I looked it over with 93him so as to try and understand it pretty well. Thus the time passed so that I had hardly a moment for Mr. Curtis who called about some Charlestown Deeds and Mr. A. H. Everett who talked very disagreeable politics. He is an unfortunate man in being an electioneerer for himself.
Home, Joseph with me, who goes tomorrow. He told me an unpleasant thing, that a son of Mr. De Wint’s had run away and Mr. Angier under whose care he was, knew nothing of him. After dinner, with Price Greenleaf and my father over the ledges of the former’s father. We went to one owned by Mr. Richards and some others. The quantity of the material ready to be furnished of the very best quality is what surprises and exceedingly astonishes me. I wish to obtain some statistics but find it difficult. We stopped to see Price Greenleaf’s nursery and planting works, after which we reached home exceedingly tired by the day. Evening quiet.
Letter in Adams Papers.