Nearly the whole of this morning was consumed in answering my father’s letter. My reply was a pretty bold explanation of the state of affairs here. I am not altogether convinced of it’s prudence, but as it appeared to me an outline which might do credit to my abilities in my father’s estimation, I decided upon sending it, taking a copy as usual in my Letter book.1
I read a little Law and passed a short time in Court. In the afternoon, was occupied in obtaining from among my books those volumes which contained my Documents.2
My celibacy is likely to be so long that I am tired of waiting for it’s end, and therefore will do as well as I can without being established. In the evening, Percy’s Reliques. Two young ladies, Miss Gannet and Miss Brooks, (not Abi), at the house.