Fog and rain. Upon the whole a very disagreeable day. I passed my time at the Office in accounts and in writing another Letter to Mr. Johnson1 inclosing him some Treasury Notes which I have held it wisest to purchase instead of keeping any money of his on deposite as things now go. The aspect of our Banking System becomes more alarming from day to day. Home to read Herodotus. Afternoon and evening, writing excepting a short time in which I read to my Wife aloud from Lockhart’s Life of Scott.
To T. B. Johnson, 24 Nov., LbC, Adams Papers.