I went to town this morning and occupied myself very much in superintending the work doing at my house, that at 55 Hancock Street and also some Accounts at my Office. Mr. Ayer today brought me his demand and I had not yet had a moment of leisure to look it over. I paid on account and referred it to next week for a final settlement. I thus exhausted the morning and even returned home quite late.
Afternoon, engaged in finishing the planting of trees on one side of the house, which was accomplished and even in their naked winter state, they add to the appearance of comfort. My work on the Lecture was continued in the evening steadily.