A clear beautiful day of an Autumn climate. I was at the house again today somewhat, as I am preparing the grounds this week for final disposition. I sent another paper upon Texas to the Quincy Patriot. This has but a limited circulation, yet it is all I can now conveniently avail myself of.
Read and finished the sixth and began the seventh book of the Iliad. All my Summer’s work and a very poor Account it is to give. Arranged a few volumes in the library besides. Afternoon, it being a fine day, I decided upon making that long contemplated trip to Dedham to get those Deeds sent by me in November last.
The Country was very fresh and I have a very particular admiration of the scenery in Milton. There is a rich rural scenery with round mountainous projections in the distance, which delight me. I remained at Dedham only long enough to call upon the register of Deeds, get my papers and return. I got a little out coming home so that I came to the foot of the blue hill. This I did not regret as I got home in good season to tea.
Evening, Loto with the children, after which writing upon Currency. This is the day for the meeting of Congress under the special call, at which the public attention is now very much roused.