A cold and clear morning. I went to town in the Carriage with the ladies, my wife, Mrs. John Adams and Elizabeth. I left the first at the House, where all the improvements have been made and prove really beneficial. Then to the office where I passed my time in Accounts and also occasionally performing commissions. Mr. Walsh came in and we 118had a talk upon politics which look at present about as we would have them. I saw A. H. Everett for a few moments and Mr. Brooks also, but the days grow shorter and shorter.
Returned in the Carriage with Mary sick. Afternoon out upon the hill where my men go on with excessive slowness. I must awaken them. Then to the Quarries. Colburn showed me two of the posts he has got out. They will do although not the very best in shape. He has also got nearly all the underpinning to the House which as it comes from the same piece of stone will probably be uniform.
Home. Evening, almost all the family having retired or being otherwise occupied I read Goguet, and passed an hour in assorting papers.