Morning at the Office and in Court. The place was crowded as it was expected that
a case of defamation would come on between Mr. Fales and two Milliners who charged
his Wife with stealing. It was carried up to the Supreme Court. I saw more of the
practice in this Court than usual, today. Received a sweet Note from Abby1
which made me glad, and a short Letter from my Father together with the Washington
Pamphlet of the Correspondence.2
Some of the papers are very astonishing. Afternoon, Adam Smith and evening, Pope.
The weather very bad.