Morning at the Office and in Court. The land cause was going on and as I took no interest in it and found little profit, I went to my Office to study Blackstone over again. Nothing remarkable took place. George showed me an interesting letter from my father which I read with much interest and attention.1 In the afternoon, finished Smith’s Wealth of Nations, a book from which I have derived instruction and amusement. I propose following up the subject with some of the later writers. Evening at the Office reading the Disowned.
JQA’s letter contained further details of his fight with the “thirteen confederates” (JQA to GWA, 13 Mar. 1829, Adams Papers).