Morning at the Office and in Court. The land cause was going on and as I took no interest
in it and found little profit, I went to my Office to study Blackstone over again.
Nothing remarkable took place. George showed me an interesting letter from my father
which I read with much interest and attention.1
In the afternoon, finished Smith’s Wealth of Nations, a book from which I have derived
instruction and amusement. I propose following up the subject with some of the later
writers. Evening at the Office reading the Disowned.