I was more attentive at the office than I expected to be between two sallies. I had
determined before I went to Haverhill, not to go so far as Boston till the spring;
but I have now altered my resolutions, and shall go from hence next monday, for a
fort night. This is not the way to acquire the science of the law, but dissipation
is so fashionable here that it is necessary to enter into it a little in order not
to appear too singular, and as Mr. Parsons will probably be absent for three weeks
to come, I know not that I can take a more eligible time for a vacation.