Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 5

Monday. 25th.

Wednesday. 27th.

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Tuesday. 26th.

Fine day. My time was consumed in reading German, until my Mother was ready to go to Boston where I accompanied her, in the Carriage. I had not much leisure from the necessity of attending to her, but had enough to accomplish two or three small objects for which I most particularly came in. Office and Accounts. Returned home early.

Afternoon, finished the assortment of the Letters remaining of my father, but I have not succeeded in laying my hands upon them all. Read a little German and my usual portion of Ovid. Mr. Webster, with Messrs. Mangum, Tyler, and Ewing being the Senate’s Committee of Finance came out this afternoon but I did not go down to see them. Read Ovid as usual and came across two or three of his beautiful passages which interspersed with his tediousness relieves it materially.

Evening a family tea party. Mrs. Angier and Mrs. Boyd, Mrs. Adams 374with her two sons Thomas and John, and Miss Harrod. Cards which have become a great subject of amusement to my Wife and the family.