Morning a little later and consequently studied Geography after breakfast. Law as
usual. Received a letter from Abby, which I wrote an answer to directly and which
occupied me the remainder of the day. Evening Billiards with the family. I heard to
day of the death of my good old Master Dr. Ironside of whom I have said much in the
commencement of this book. He was the only Instructor I ever had who ever conciliated
my affections. A good, mild tempered, kind-hearted man. There are few who would create
in me such feelings of regret. But it is the fate of all sooner or late.