Arose in better spirits. Morning at the Office, occupied in reading Law. Kent’s Commentaries,
the third Volume, which is more to my taste than the preceding ones. Also, some cases
in the Massachusetts Reports. Nothing particular happened and no Clients came in.
Afternoon with Abby. I was paid for my low spirits yesterday by having a most delightful
afternoon today. Such is the waywardness of human life. George came in and had some
conversation. The political troubles. My father is now standing on a point. His attitude
is commanding. If the future must be war, let it come. Evening, went with Abby to
Mrs. Carter’s and called for her on her return. Commenced reading Pelham, a new Novel.1