A fine clear but quite a sharp day. We feel cold more from it’s long cessation. I went to the Office. Received a letter from A. B. Johnson of Utica to whom I sent a copy of my Pamphlet.1 He asks for a copy of the former one and expresses his dissent from my views respecting a National Bank. I immediately sent him a copy and at the same time wrote a short letter maintaining my opinions.2
Mr. Walsh made his appearance much to my surprise. He has verified my apprehensions, being resolved not to go and has come back to relapse into idleness. I had not much time, but took my walk and read Herodotus as usual.
In the afternoon, resumed the book of Father Jobert upon Medals which I followed up with some industry. I also looked over the MS to see if I could not make some changes in my Lecture with which I am not satisfied. Went down to make a call at Mrs. Frothingham’s, my Wife having taken tea there and found an assembly of the family. Evening tolerably pleasant. Home early, looked over Plutarch’s Essay’s.
Alexander Bryan Johnson to CFA, 6 Jan., Adams Papers.
To Johnson, 10 Jan., LbC, Adams Papers.