Returned to town rather earlier than usual, as Mr. Brooks came in with me. The morning
was pleasant and we had an agreeable ride. On reaching town, I attended Court as usual.
The Inaugural Address of General Jackson was much the subject of Conversation. It
is a feeble production, remarkable for nothing but it’s jesuitical spirit in the leading
topics of difference at present agitating the Community, and the strong contrast it
presents to the productions of his predecessor.1
The afternoon was passed in writing, and the evening at Dr. Welsh’s, conversing with
Miss Harriet upon matters and things in general.