Morning pleasant. Passed the day at the Office and in Court. I generally devote the
hour after breakfast to that purpose after which I read Law. Richardson and my brother
George called this morning and passed an hour. Received a letter from my Mother, which
amounted to exceeding little. After dinner, read Minot’s account of the Insurrections
in Massachusetts in 17861
which afforded me much new matter never before under my notice. In the evening I
went to the Tremont Theatre. Saw the Opera of the Barber of Seville in English, so
that I have now seen it in all it’s forms. I liked it least as I saw it this evening
but the intrinsic merit of the music and the piece is such as to make it in any shape
delightful. We have not sufficient talent to support it fully with us. Mons. and Mad.
Vestris danced afterwards and displayed beauty indeed. Their performance at New York
when I saw them was nothing to this. It is astonishingly fascinating.