Rode to town this morning as usual. Occupied all the morning at the Office in examination of my brother’s affairs. I can hardly define what I did, but this is certain, that I was very busy all day. My mind is however as yet so distracted with the multiplicity of my occupations that I am not so much in advance as I wished. Many persons called upon me for payments of money which I made and on the whole advanced pretty rapidly. I rode out of town and spent the evening in conversation with my father. Mr. Brooks’ law case.