Returned to Boston with Mr. Brooks. The weather began to grow cold. Arrived early
and found a letter from my father which was very pleasant. Passed the morning without
doing much. Looked over a Chapter of Blackstone and examined the American Law in relation
to native allegiance, but did not find any thing satisfactory. Copied Judge Howe’s
Lecture, who by the way died to day in this City. The weather turned cold but I, in
pursuance of an agreement made with Richardson, commenced a practice of evening walking.
This was a pretty severe trial for a beginning. The night was colder than any we have
yet had. Attended the Moot Court and heard a pleasant debate between Emerson and Dorr
for there was not much legal acquirement in it.1
After this I went home and read Middleton and was otherwise busy until quite late.
The cold was so severe as to affect me even in bed.