Morning at the Office and in Court, but finding nothing very instructive there I occupied
myself in writing a letter to my Mother. Little or nothing of consequence took place.
A rumor of an engagement between Mr. Webster and a young lady of this place was the
prevailing topic of conversation.1
Afternoon reading Say, the day was mild and pleasant. Abby was in town at Mrs. Gorhams
and I found her walking to her brother Edward’s. But of course I could see very little
of her. I took a walk as usual, and in the evening sat at the Office reading Pope’s
Letters. The Moot Court having adjourned for the Season. Returned home early.