Day very pleasant. At the house as usual, but delayed a little by the want of some stones which were engaged to be furnished. The remainder of the work now goes on with great rapidity. The inside and outside coatings are going on together. I am in hopes that this week 269will see them finished, after which, the other work will be tolerably rapid. And I shall be relieved from this great anxiety.
Home, where I read with pleasure and ease a considerable portion of Homer’s 5th book. My father went to town for the purpose of joining a fishing party, and my Mother came in and passed an hour or two in conversation.
Afternoon, ride with my wife down to Quincy Point and from thence to Braintree by Weymouth landing, calling for the children at their school upon our return. A very pleasant ride. Wieland’s Abderites. Evening, Mr. Beale and his daughter Anne came in for a short time. Nothing new. My father got home at about eight o’clock much fatigued. Read a little of Humboldt.