Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 6

Wednesday. 19th.

Friday. 21st.

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Thursday. 20th.

I went into town again today. The morning pleasant and cool. To the Athenaeum where I found no notice of my Papers. Dignified silence. This is certainly the most effective reply. To the House and thence to various places where I proposed to execute Commissions. I 200have so many things on hand as to make my time very valuable. Called at Russell and Odiorne’s about publishing my pamphlet. He said he would send to the Printers and get estimates. Thus passed the time and I returned to dine.

The town is full of the Abolition projects and the Meeting to be held to counteract them. This takes place tomorrow night at Faneuil Hall; the application is signed by most of our respectable citizens. I am glad I have nothing to do with it.1

Afternoon passed at home. Mr. and Mrs. Cruft with their son and a Dr. Breck of Alabama called. Assorting old files, five out of six papers of no value and yet I am afraid to throw them away, or destroy. Evening, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Greenleaf with their Niece Miss Mary Ann Greenleaf called and spent a few minutes. The sky was clear enough but before long in the night clouds came up with heavy rain. I this day dispatched a second bundle for Mrs. Smith.


Among those at the head of the movement for the anti-abolitionist meeting was Peter C. Brooks (JQA, Diary, 18 Aug.).