Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 6

Thursday. 10th.

Saturday. 12th.

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Friday. 11th.

Morning windy but clear and mild. I went to the Office and turned my attention immediately to a settlement of accounts upon the draft of Mr. Johnson. I called at the Bank, settled with it for the interest and then drew the balance with which I redeemed my Cheque payable this day, of Mr. Stanwood. Thus one half at least of Mr. Johnson’s property is disposed of. I received a letter from him,1 requesting advice and information which I laid before Mr. Brooks. So far so good.

Wrote some Notes to several guests for Monday, and took a walk. My resumption of this practice even for three days has been decidedly beneficial. Home, to read Livy, the history of Camillus– Hooke’s Commentary not by any means the most favorable. In order to form an 350opinion, read Plutarch’s Life,2 which is after all a meagre abstract of Livy.

Evening, began my third number respecting General Harrison which I propose to make the finisher of the correspondence. Went to Mr. Brooks’, a supper party—Judge Lyman and his daughter Mrs. Henshaw, W. G. Brooks and his Wife and Elizabeth Phillips, Mr. and Mrs. Frothingham and ourselves. Home late.

1.

6 March (Adams Papers).

2.

A set of the Lives, 6 vols., London, 1758, is in MQA.