A dinner to the Court of the United States. Judges and Lawyers talking together. I
sat next to Mr. Hoffman.2
John’s classmate Dunbar3
was one of the company. How different his tone is from what it was at Cambridge.
In the evening, I went to Gen. Brown’s. The party was dreadfully crowded, and I was
extremely dull, for my ladies were not there. And all the rest was barrenness. Returned
home late and tired to death.