Mild day. I went to the Office early for the purpose of meeting Mr. Stanwood, Mr. Beebe and Mr. Pickering for the settlement of the matter of his house. They came at the time specified but completed only a part of the arrangement, as Mr. Beebe was not prepared to pay the interest. He said he would come next day. After they were gone I occupied myself in sending away some numbers of my Pamphlet.
Isaac P. Davis called in to speak of Mr. Everett’s continuing and intimated that he could now fix no time. I told him I was glad of the suspense, which I am as I dislike much to be hurried in my work.
Letters from home. My Mother writes quite often.1 Home to read Herodotus. Afternoon taken up very much by Mr. Sayer who was fitting the drawers of my cabinet of Medals which have never before been finished. Evening, reading Lockhart to my Wife and afterwards upon work.
Beginning with her letter of 15 Dec., received on the 19th, LCA, to the end of the year, sent to CFA a series of journal letters: 16–21, 22–24, 24–26, 26–28 Dec., all in Adams Papers.