Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 2

Saturday. 9th.

Monday. 11th.

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Sunday. 10th.

Passed the morning at home at Medford reading and amusing myself as usual. Time for a good deal of reflection upon much that has occurred during the past week. Mr. Palfrey preached and dined with us,1 and I was consequently out of civility compelled to attend Church in the afternoon. The Sermon was flowery and I was quite uncomfortable. Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Brooks Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Everett called in the course of the evening. I did not see the latter. Took a pleasant walk to the partings, as they are called. A certain Miss Parks, a cousin, is making a stay there.2

1.

John Gorham Palfrey (1796–1881), who was later to become a close associate of CFA’s in the Conscience Whig movement, was at this time Unitarian minister of the church in Brattle Square, Boston ( DAB ).

2.

One of the daughters of Warham Parks and Rebecca (Gorham) Parks (1765–1837), who was Abigail B. Brooks’ aunt (Wyman, The Genealogies and Estates of Charlestown, 1:424).