Morning pleasant. I was oppressed with a fit of dullness and low spirits. How much
my temper and disposition changes by circumstances. Returned to town alone. At the
Office. Found a letter from my Mother1
which was extremely dull and pained me considerably. Another from my father in a
pleasant and confiding tone. He invariably intimates however his disposition to suppose
me a political man, a course which only strong circumstances could induce me to pursue.2
Read Kent. Afternoon, Executive Record. Went to hear the Sheriff of the County deliver
a Lecture in the Court room upon the difference in the duties of an English and an
An amusing if not useful production. The bar generally were present. It was a voluntary
on his part and caused peals of laughter. In the evening, took a walk in the Mall.
The weather was warm and evening very beautiful.