The day was fine and a little dampness which finished in a gentle rain was productive of no disadvantage to my work. I had intermitted gravelling for one day in order to give time for more thoroughly preparing a bottom for it. This was followed up to day steadily. My day much taken up in superintendance but I managed to advance my work pretty fast. The main difficulty is that the field is too wide and there is doubt about the selection of points. Afternoon, Kirk had filled up the drain and that business was complete.
I walked over to see the progress in the new quarry and found a hole worked which made something of a show from the top of my hill. The stone is good but the seams are frequent. Home. Evening, instead of passing with the ladies, I retired to the study which gave me uninterrupted time and I profited by it.