Wrote to my Mother according to custom after which I went down to the Office and prepared
a case for argument. Conversation with George. It stormed as violently as it has done
during any day this winter. Rode to Medford with Mr. Brooks to dine. It was cold and
unpleasant. Found the family much as usual. Occupied part of the time in reading Miss
Edgeworth’s Novels, and part of it as usual.