Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 5

Sunday. 30th.

Tuesday. 2d.

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Monday. July 1st.
Medford

The day was excessively warm. I went to town and was engaged pretty actively, first, in finishing off my Quarterly Accounts, second in 119 my affairs. Purchased of my Broker, Mr. Degrand, a four month’s Bank credit for a considerable sum which made it necessary for me to be active in the collection of my Dividends and putting all my affairs in train. The Dover Stock has done very well1 and my residence out of town enables me to spare more of my money than I could otherwise readily to without. This with two or three small interruptions consumed the remainder of my day.

I rode to Medford and found my Wife and child whom I was glad to see. The Afternoon was passed with little or no regular occupation although I did not quite pass it without reading—One or two Articles in the Monthly Review the most interesting of which was upon Mr. Jay’s late work.2 The Writer is not a Convert to Mr. Sparks’ new doctrine.

In the evening, we all went down to Mrs. Angiers for the purpose of paying a visit to Judge Cranch and his Wife who happened to be there. By we all, I mean Mr. Brooks, Mrs. Gorham Brooks, my Wife and self. After stopping some time we returned home and found our child quite sick with pukings which we did not understand. She had been unusually fretful which with her is an unerring sign of indisposition. From the want of an experienced person in the house, I had an anxious and sleepless night.

1.

Shares in the Cocheco Manufacturing Co. of Dover, N.H., given to ABA by Mr. Brooks (vol. 4:129).

2.

A review of William Jay’s Life of John Jay in the American Monthly Review, 4:35–79 (July 1833).