Morning passed principally in Court, listening to an argument on the part of Mr. Fletcher.
I see no way of shewing my disposition to do business so ready as being in Court,
and propose to attend generally. Richardson came in and I went with him and sat in
the Office. George came in and shewed me a letter from my father to him on the subject
of the present controversy with the Federalists.1
I dined at Mr. Frothingham’s as Abby was in town. Had some conversation with him
upon the election of Mr. Quincy to the Presidency of Harvard College which took place
today. After dinner, sat with her an hour or more and then went to the Office and
read one or two Chapters of Adam Smith. Evening, finished Boswell. He has been an
amusing Companion for my evenings and I am almost sorry to come to the close.