Morning at the Office, reading the Massachusetts Reports and the third Volume of Kent’s
Commentaries. I also took an opportunity to look into Austin’s Life of Gerry and read
a few pages upon the old party times.1
Afternoon, read over Adam Smith’s masterly Chapter upon Stock. Evening, Mr. Boswell.
My time now passes very pleasantly in regular and constant attention to very interesting
subjects, my spirits generally good, and presenting on the whole a powerful contrast
to my condition last year, proving to me that my course has been the correct one.