The coldest morning we have yet had this winter. Wrote a letter to my Father but it took me four hours to do it and copy it. Which shows my want of resolution and my perseverance in the same deed. Office later read Blackstone. Afternoon copying Judge Howe’s Lecture. Took a walk as usual with Richardson. Had half determined to go to the Play but determined differently on looking at the Box book. At home read Middleton and Plutarch. It was too cold to copy Executive Record.