I rode into town this morning after spending an hour with Abby, the recollection of
which induced me to make the remarks upon the preceding page. I felt slightly melancholy
as I was apprehensive that a trivial speech of mine had left an unpleasant effect
upon her mind. She is in some respects a little childish. Time will certainly wear
off some of this, but in the mean time I have a difficult part to play. Morning passed
at the Office and in Court. The afternoon in study at the Office. In the evening I
attended a Moot Court which is established here by a Society of Students at Law. Heard
an argument, which was all on one side owing to the misunderstanding of the Parties.
It was hardly a regular Meeting.1
They commence on Monday next. And I am Chief Justice as we commence in the order
of our names. After this Richardson and I took Supper at the Exchange.