Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 5

Thursday. 27.

Saturday. March 1st.

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Friday. 28th.

Our weather is perfectly delightful. Mr. Walsh took up the whole morning in conversation excepting a short time when I was at Auction purchasing books. Procured a copy of Constant’s book upon Religion which is a standard.1 I propose to read it. Politics still prevail and money and Bank affairs.

Walk. Miss Julia Gorham dined and spent the day with us. Afternoon, Dubos, and Terence, Adelphi. Evening I read the Annual Regis-271ter and went with my wife and Miss Gorham to visit Dr. and Mrs. Stevenson. They wish for visitors to enliven them since their misfortunes. Returned home after ten.

The Dr. is a very singular man. He forms opinions and feels little hesitation in expressing them. Those opinions are of the most monarchical tendency in politics. There is much of that sort of opinion in this part of the Country, but it is kept down in secret.


CFA’s copy of Benjamin Constant’s De la religion, considerée dans sa source, ses formes et ses développements, 5 vols., Brussels, 1824–1825, is in MQA.