Morning pleasant. At the Office reading as usual. Wrote a letter to my Mother in answer
to one received from her some days since, which I omitted to mention, and that also
of a kind one from John.1
Afternoon, read a portion of Mr. Burke on the French Revolution, a third or fourth
reading. J. Otis called and paid me a visit of an hour or more, conversing upon matters
in general. Evening, as the subject for discussion at the Debating Society was not
a very suitable one, I went to the Office, and read Boswell’s Life of Johnson together
with his pamphlet of the False Alarm, upon the Middlesex Election.