A cold morning. I went to town in the Carriage with my Wife and Mrs. J. Adams, with the intention of finishing the work left undone before. Accordingly I regulated my Accounts and finished all other commissions enabled to get through just in time for the hour of return.
Brought with me from the Athenaeum Parry’s second and third voyages which I go on with. My afternoon is commonly very short, and employed in manual exercise at my house. To day they had finished laying the gravel upon the circular road before the door. But there is yet much to do. The evening was quite cool and I sat downstairs reading over the voyages of Parry and attempting to pick and choose.