Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 5

Sunday. 14th.

Tuesday. 16th.

Monday. 15th. CFA Monday. 15th. CFA
Monday. 15th.

Morning clear but extraordinarily cold for the Season. I left home early for the purpose of attending a meeting of the Directors of the Boylston Market. Question as to the Appropriation for widening the Street. A discussion of two hours followed which was wound up by a recommendation to appropriate two thousand dollars in aid of the object. The sum required is five. Mr. Child dissented.1 I consider the appropriation as rather heavy. But I was surprised to find the value attached to Property up here.

This delay was a serious one to me as I had designed an early day at Quincy. Determined however upon not being put off, I started at ten and reached the house about eleven. Found the Painter gone. My 69time being short, I employed it to the best of my ability and returned to town just by dinner time.

Afternoon, T. B. Adams called and conversed upon subjects of business &c. He leaves tomorrow. I find him vastly improved. Evening passed quietly at home. Began the Itineraire of Chateaubriand.2

1.

R. Child (below, entry for 27 April). He is erroneously identified at vol. 3:220 and thus in the index (1968 edn.) as Joshua Child.

2.

CFA’s copy of Itinéraire de Paris à Jérusalem et de Jérusalem à Paris, 2 vols., Paris, 1812, is in MQA.