Rode to town this morning as usual. Occupied all the morning at the Office in examination
of my brother’s affairs. I can hardly define what I did, but this is certain, that
I was very busy all day. My mind is however as yet so distracted with the multiplicity
of my occupations that I am not so much in advance as I wished. Many persons called
upon me for payments of money which I made and on the whole advanced pretty rapidly.
I rode out of town and spent the evening in conversation with my father. Mr. Brooks’