Morning at the Office. Looked over some Chapters of Blackstone and a long Essay of
Mr. Butler upon the Feudal System. I think I am pretty well acquainted with that subject.
In the afternoon. Wrote to my Mother and read Adam Smith. Spirits rather dull on account
of my intended stay in Boston. In the evening. Attended a meeting of the Debating
Society. The subject was the expediency of religious Controversy. I became warm, but
did not say much. The evening passed quietly and rapidly and the subject was not disposed