Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 5

December. 1833. Sunday. 1st.

Tuesday. 3d.

Monday. 2d. CFA Monday. 2d. CFA
Monday. 2d.

Morning cloudy and mild. I went to the Office and was occupied there in reading the Parliamentary History. Only one or two interruptions. Dr. Brown, the Quack who wants my house 103 Tremont Street in connection with the other,1 and Mr. Peabody. Nothing else material.

Politics are not pleasant. Mr. Rush has come out against the Bank and the question seems likely to become Antimasonic. If so, of course I am out of my element. Took a walk. Afternoon, writing and copying my answer to my father. Tom Jones and Smith. Correspondence, Boileau and Racine.


John A. Brown, “botanic physician,” lived at 105 ( Boston Directory, 1833). In the entries below for 20 and 26 Dec., CFA refers to Brown as “the Steam Doctor,” and in that for 10 Feb. 1834 calls the house he occupied, “the Infirmary.”