Morning at the Office, passed in reading the Massachusetts Reports. Little of any
consequence occurred. This was the day appointed for the trial of Genl. Lyman, and
with some much interest was expressed.1
Mr. Quincy failed again yesterday in his election for Mayor.2
This is marvellous. Afternoon, reading the Secret Journals of Congress, and in the
evening I wrote a draught of a reply to my father. So that the day was on the whole
passed over quietly and more busily than any for a week. Little therefore to say.