Morning mild and pleasant. I went to the Office after transacting business at the Bank. Received today the payment of the long expected remittance from T. B. Adams. This engaged me in Accounts which were not fully made up before Mr. W. Spear came in from Quincy and entered into various discussions respecting affairs. I find a great multiplicity of interests springing up in that direction. He had not finished before Mr. Josiah Adams Jr. came in and kept me a good while about his accounts. I made a final payment to him previous to settlement.
An engagement made by me to see Mr. French at the Boylston Market was broken, and I reached there only in time to make an apol-183ogy. Walk. Home. Livy. Afternoon, revising and correcting my papers and reading Burnet.
The accounts from Washington are of a more pacific nature today. The Southern gentlemen felt the awkward nature of their position without having the magnanimity to own it or retract. My father is likely to have a great triumph. In the evening, read Lamartine. After which I finished the Essay on the Currency.