Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 5

Wednesday. 2d.

Friday. 4th.

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Thursday. 3d.

Morning cloudy with a little drizzle. I accompanied Mr. Brooks to town and went to the Office where I passed much of my morning. Busy in Accounts although I had no visitor on the account of rent. The pressure for money is said to be considerable at which I wonder, for it seems very certain that no profits are now made upon undertakings.

We got the news today of the adjournment of Congress. A long and an interesting but not a profitable Session to the people. The struggle for victory between power and the people will now commence. But the prospect is very dubious.

Home to dinner. Afternoon reading King’s Australia and the Ghost Seer the extracts of which in Follen’s book I have read twice and mean to send for the book itself. I also read Ovid. Nothing further remarkable.