Committee met again at Mr. Ware’s chamber; after reading all the letters, I was requested to select from them. White went to Boston, and spoke to Mr. Dingley, who sent back my volumes of Gibbon’s roman history.1 Drank tea and passed the evening in Mead’s chamber, and retired very early. The weather has grown quite moderate.
1. The only extant copy of Edward Gibbon’s The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire in the Adams’ libraries is a broken six-volume set of at least two editions, London, 1727–1788, containing the autograph of JA and bookplates of JQA (Catalogue of JA’s Library description begins Catalogue of the John Adams Library in the Public Library of the City of Boston, Boston, 1917. description ends ).