Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 3

Friday 27th.

Sunday. 29th.

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Saturday. 28th.

The morning was clear and became very warm. I rode to town and passed a great deal of my morning in bringing up arrears in my Diary which had occurred for a considerable time previous. This irregularity from town puts every thing out of order. I also went down with Mr. Brooks to see Mrs. Sidney Brooks who has just come to town. She looks tolerably but not very well. Our visit was short and I returned to my Office to study the business of New’s Estate. Made a draught of an advertisement of the Sale and then returned to Quincy. Pursued my Catalogue in the afternoon.

Robert Buchanan this day left us. During his stay we have been much enlivened though some things in him I did not altogether like. He had become so much pleased as to depart with great regret.

My Mother was not so well today. In the Evening, my Uncle the Judge called and Abby accompanied me to visit Mrs. Danl. Greenleaf at the foot of the Hill.1 She was not at home but we spent half an hour looking at the place which is pretty. Bright Moonlight.


Daniel Greenleaf and his wife Elizabeth were cousins; they had no children. He owned the wharf on Quincy Bay from which JQA customarily swam during the summer months. See entry for 25 Oct. 1829, above, and Greenleaf, Greenleaf Family , p. 210.