Morning at the Office and in Court. The place was crowded as it was expected that a case of defamation would come on between Mr. Fales and two Milliners who charged his Wife with stealing. It was carried up to the Supreme Court. I saw more of the practice in this Court than usual, today. Received a sweet Note from Abby1
which made me glad, and a short Letter from my Father together with the Washington Pamphlet of the Correspondence.2
Some of the papers are very astonishing. Afternoon, Adam Smith and evening, Pope. The weather very bad.