Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 5

Wednesday. 16th.

Friday. 18th.

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Thursday. 17th.

Morning to town with Mr. Brooks. The day was as warm as any we have had and it seemed to me as if I had not been so much called upon to be out for the whole season. I went to the House leaving my Key at home and trusting to Mrs. Fields’ being there. But I found her out and had to repeat the hot walk. The transfer of some stock &ca. consumed a vast deal of time and I was excessively heated. My father also 344came in and called at my Office. He was to attend a meeting of the Overseers1 and from thence go to Medford.

After a variety of occupations, I went for the Carriage, called at the State House and went in that manner to Medford barely escaping a thunder shower of some violence. There were at dinner today, Mr. and Mrs. Everett, Mr. McCracken a gentleman from New York, a friend of Henry Brooks, Edward and P. C. Brooks Jr. and Mr. Frothingham. It was tolerably and the company left us early. My father to spend the night here.

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The Harvard Board of Overseers met at the State House (JQA, Diary).