Morning heavy rain but it cleared away at noon and made one of the fine sunsets which have marked this season. I went to the Office where I was not able to do much from the succession of visitors.
Mr. Hurlbert came in settlement of rent, after which T. K. Davis with an article drawn up noticing my Lecture to consult me. I objected to the quotation of one passage which he promised to strike out, and generally I told him that I had not been anxious the Lecture should get into the papers, but he might do as he pleased. He told me of a long article upon it in one of the evening papers, noticing it favorably.1
His father came in and talked of various things, more especially a letter in MS from Abbott Lawrence to Mr. Fletcher dated in September last upon the subject of the Currency. The views are not new and with proper allowance for party feeling are sound enough. But there are views of things which strike me as both unsound and dangerous to act upon though on Whig grounds they may be justifiable.
Home to read Sophocles. T. K. Davis dropped in after dinner. Said Hale had pleaded to retain the passage struck out and it had been so left. We got into talk on other subjects for an hour. Evening, Mr. Brooks came in and passed some time after which a little of Lockhart, and writing.
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