Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 5

Wednesday. 9th.

Friday. 11th.

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Thursday. 10th.

Morning fine weather. I went to the Office and occupied myself as usual but not to much profit. Mr. Jones came in and paid me his Note which with other collections makes a considerable sum. The time for the payment is soon approaching.1 I collected several of my own Dividends and found them favourable, but the account of a late loss affects very much some of the Insurance Companies in which I am interested. I imagine it will abridge my expected receipts a little. The vessel was run down at sea and was insured for more than a hundred thousand dollars.2 To set off this, the National Insurance made a Dividend today. Walk. Afternoon, the Arabian Nights, and Cicero’s fifth Tusculan. Evening my wife had been to Medford but returned late. German.

1.

That is, to Isaac Hull Adams.

2.

The ship Pagoda nine days out of Boston for Valparaiso with a cargo worth $100,000 was sunk by collision with the ship William Pitt from Liverpool on 12 March (Columbian Centinel, 10 April, p. 2, col. 7).