I rode into town this morning after spending an hour with Abby, the recollection of which induced me to make the remarks upon the preceding page. I felt slightly melancholy as I was apprehensive that a trivial speech of mine had left an unpleasant effect upon her mind. She is in some respects a little childish. Time will certainly wear off some of this, but in the mean time I have a difficult part to play. Morning passed at the Office and in Court. The afternoon in study at the Office. In the evening I attended a Moot Court which is established here by a Society of Students at Law. Heard an argument, which was all on one side owing to the misunderstanding of the Parties. It was hardly a regular Meeting.1
They commence on Monday next. And I am Chief Justice as we commence in the order of our names. After this Richardson and I took Supper at the Exchange.