Morning at the Office. Received a very pleasant letter from my Mother, in very good
spirits, which I answered directly. Occupied the remainder of the morning in reading
Mr. Austin’s Life of Mr. Gerry, parts of which are interesting. Afternoon, reading
Adam Smith, though not able to fix my attention properly. The subject, though intricate,
is very interesting. In the evening I went to a meeting of the Debating Society. Subject
of Infant Schools, and licensing Lottery Tickets. I took no interest in either. I
was appointed on a Committee at the next evening on the subject of amending our Constitution.
And this affords an opportunity, if I desire, to improve it. But I cannot tell.