Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 6

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Charles Francis Adams, 1833–1836

Resides in Boston with wife and daughter at 3 Hancock Avenue and maintains an office at 23 Court Street.

1833 March 6 Admitted as counsellor at the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts.
1833 May 2–Sept. 7 In residence for the summer at Old House, Quincy, with JQA and LCA.
1833 May 14–21 Publication of his antimasonic articles in the Boston Daily Advocate, begun in December 1832, is concluded.
1833 May 15 Transfers the books JA had given to the town of Quincy in 1822 from the Old House to the “Office,” which he converts to his study.
1833 June Prepares a catalogue of JQA’s collection of pamphlets.
1833 June 21–26 Remains with JQA at Quincy during President Jackson’s triumphal visit to Boston and Cambridge.
1833 July His essay-review of Robert Vaughan’s Memorials of the Stuart Dynasty is published in the North American Review .
1833 July 23 Begins making transcripts from the family papers out of fear of loss or misplacement.
1833 Aug. 8–Sept. His brother JA2 and family visit at the Old House.
1833 Aug. 25 An unpleasantness with his brother arises.
1833 Aug. 31 Begins extensive program of “methodizing,” ordering, and binding family papers.
1833 Sept. 2 His brother-in-law Henry Brooks dies in New York.
1833 Sept. 4 Elected a delegate to the Massachusetts antimasonic convention.
1833 Sept. 12 Participates in the nomination of JQA for Governor at the antimasonic convention and is appointed chairman of a committee to draft a Memorial to the State Legislature.
1833 Sept. 18 President Jackson removes public deposits from the Bank of the United States.
1833 Sept. 22 His first son, John Quincy Adams (JQA2), is born in Boston.
1833 Oct.–Jan. 1834 Serves as JQA’s emissary and deputy in the gubernatorial contest.
1833 Oct. 22–Nov. 1 His four articles on “The Proscription of Antimasonry” are published in the Boston Daily Advocate.
1833 Nov. 7 JQA leaves Quincy for Washington on the eve of the election.
1833 Nov. 11 No candidate receives a majority of votes in the gubernatorial election.
1833 Nov. 27 Buys a gallery pew in First Church, Chauncy Place.
1834 Jan. His essay-review of vol. 3 of Thomas Hutchinson’s History ... of Massachusetts Bay is published in the North American Review .
1834 Aug. 18 Becomes twenty-seven years of age: “the critical year.”
1834 Oct. 23 His brother JA2 dies in Washington.
1834 Nov. 10–22 Journeys to Washington with his mother.
1834 Nov. 22 Takes up residence, with his wife and children, at the home of Peter Chardon Brooks on Pearl Street in Boston, remaining until 11 May 1835.
1835 Jan. 19–May 22 His series entitled “Political Speculation” in ten numbers is published in the Boston Daily Advocate.
1835 Feb. 20 JQA is defeated by one vote after a month’s deadlock in the Massachusetts Legislature in the election of a United States Senator.
1835 March 31 Effects the reburial of JA2’s remains in Quincy.
1835 May 11 Returns to his residence at 3 Hancock Avenue.
1835 June 27 His second son, Charles Francis Adams (CFA2), is born in Boston.
1835 June 5 Receives from JQA his collection of coins and medals and is stimulated to a lifelong interest in numismatics.
1835 June 23–Aug. 4 His “An Appeal from the New to the Old Whigs,” signed “A Whig of the Old School,” attacking Daniel Webster’s position on the Executive Patronage Bill, is published in the Boston Daily Advocate and the Columbian Centinel in eight numbers.
1835 Sept. 2–Oct. 30 His five articles entitled “On the State of the Nation,” signed “A Calm Observer,” are published in the Boston Daily Advocate.
1835 Sept. 14–21 Travels with JQA, Peter Chardon Brooks, and party to the South Shore, Cape Cod, Nantucket, and New Bedford.
1835 Sept. 30 His An Appeal from the New to the Old Whigs is published as a pamphlet.
1835 Oct. 8–Nov. 6 His eight numbers on “The Policy of the Antimasons,” signed “A Massachusetts Voter,” are published in the Boston Daily Advocate.
1835 Oct. 21 A Boston mob attacks William Lloyd Garrison after breaking up an abolitionist meeting.
1835 Nov. 26–Dec. 8 His series of three numbers on “The Presidency,” signed “A Massachusetts Antimason,” is published in the Boston Daily Advocate.
1836 Jan. 6–March 29 His “Reply to Mr. William Slade of Vermont,” signed “A Massachusetts Antimason,” in nine numbers is published in two series in the Boston Daily Advocate.
1836 May JQA, in the House of Representatives, begins the effort he would continue until Dec. 1844 for the repeal of the “gag rules” and his long-maintained opposition to the Mexican war.
1836 May 10–20 His anti-Webster series “Plain Thoughts for Plain People,” signed “A Plain Man,” is published in the Boston Daily Advocate in three numbers.
1836 June Writes “The Slavery Question Truly Stated,” which the Boston Daily Advocate publishes on the 24th and 25th.
1836 June 15 Leaves Boston with ABA on a six-week journey to Niagara Falls, visiting New York State and Canada.