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.