Cloudy today but not bad weather. Went to the Office as usual and finished the abstract of my father’s Quarterly Account. I also paid the remainder of the heavy bills against me this year. I have been anxious to do this in order to avoid being incumbered with heavy balances on deposite. It has been my endeavour to keep myself even with the world, and this may be the formation of good habits. The general distrust of the Bank note circulation is such that it cannot go much farther.
Home at noon. Read some of Herodotus. Afternoon, occupied in continuing my Lecture of which I made a new copy and this imposes the necessity of much merely mechanical labour. Evening at home. Mr. and Mrs. Frothingham came in and we sat very pleasantly during the hour or two they gave us talking of all things. After which I continued my Lecture.