Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 5

Thursday. 16th.

Saturday. 18th.

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Friday. 17th.

Misty again but it cleared away towards the Afternoon. I passed my morning in reading Horace and attending to the Catalogue until 90my trees came out of Boston which have been unreasonably delayed. After that, my whole time was taken up in giving the directions necessary to transplant them. My space is but limited, and I was compelled somewhat to crowd it. But by diligence, I effected the placing of the greater part of them. Whether any of the forty will take is very doubtful, but I always calculate that the number of chances of success is greater than the price given for the whole, that is, that though many should die, yet enough would remain to compensate. I have ten Maple trees, ten Firs, ten spruces and ten white cedars. I consider the second, the most and the first the least promising. Evening, quietly at home.