The weather extremely pleasant. The Country looking beautiful from the effects of a white frost which was very heavy upon the ground. I rode into town having Abby in company with me. At the Office. Morning passed without doing much. I picked up a case to argue on Saturday for the Moot Court and made a slight examination into its merits. Also a case or two in the Massachusetts Reports. Read Mr. Burke in the afternoon, but could not succeed in fixing my attention to it at all. Spirits so variable as to affect the proper frame of mind for study. In the evening, I went to a small party at Mrs. Frothingham’s. None but the family of the Brooks’ and Grays. Probably given to Mrs. Sargent though she was not there. I got through as well as possible, but it was irksome. I would not at present give vent to my feelings for they are of a singular and unwelcome tone.