My Wife was not so well today, having some return of her fever. I went to the Office where I did not much and to the Athenaeum after more books for my study of coins. I think I am now making some progress, in distinguishing them, without reference to their inscriptions. Home rather late and read no Sophocles but sat with my Wife until dinner.
Invited to dine at Mr. Brooks’. A few there and we dined on venison. Mr. B. Gorham, Mr. R. D. Tucker, Governor Everett and Dr. Frothingham. A pleasant dinner as Mr. Gorham was talkative and not so disputatious as he sometimes inclines. Home and passed the evening in coins. Letters today from father and mother.1
JQA’s letter was of 20 Feb., LCA’s 20–21 of Feb. (both in Adams Papers). They were, primarily, happy responses to CFA’s report of the birth of a third son.