Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 5

Wednesday. 11th.

Friday. 13th.

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Thursday. 12th.

Day cool and windy. I went to town accompanied by Mr. Brooks. Office. Nothing of any consequence. Read Jefferson’s Letters. Went to my House where I found Mrs. Fields quite comfortably settled. I presume it is rather an advantage to have a House kept open. On this principle it is that I give the use of mine to Mrs. Fields who has left us 327for the purpose of taking better care of her two sons. Found some books from the binder, but the last volume of the Spectator missing. Bad business. Returned to Medford.

Afternoon. Quietly at home. I could not help contrasting the pleasantness of this quiet with the disturbed day yesterday. In truth, though company is agreeable yet it is necessary that it should be of an interesting description. Hume, and Ovid and Maritime Discovery. Evening alone at home, Mr. Brooks being down in the village.