Went this morning to the English Library. Went to a bookseller’s shop and bought some books.1 Mr. Wolff came here in the forenoon. Rainy weather.
1. One that can be identified is Jean de La Bruyère’s Les Caractères, 2 vols., Paris, 1768 (Catalogue of JQA’s Books description begins Worthington C. Ford, ed., A Catalogue of the Books of John Quincy Adams Deposited in the Boston Athenaeum. With Notes on Books, Adams Seals and Book-Plates, by Henry Adams, Boston, 1938. description ends ).