Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 8

Wednesday 14th.

Friday 16th.

Thursday 15th. CFA Thursday 15th. CFA
Thursday 15th.

Heavy rain. To town. Office. Afternoon at home. Nothing new.

My father concluded to remain at Quincy today so that after transacting a little business of Administration I returned alone to town. At the Office.

I find the Courier has this day commenced the publication of my papers.1 The point has been gained of my admission to the press on my own terms. And hence I feel encouraged in the hope of establishing a reputation which will sustain me. Afternoon I finished and despatched two more papers which make five. Evening at home.


“Political Speculation upon the Carolina Policy,” unsigned, would appear in the Boston Courier in seven installments on 15, 16, 19, 20, 22, 24 Nov. and 1 December. In each issue it was given position as leader, p. 2, cols. 1–2, except on the 19th, when it was placed on p. 3, cols. 1–2. Drafts, incomplete, in CFA’s hand are in the Adams Papers (M/CFA/24.17, Microfilms, Reel No. 320). The thrust of the articles, directed against both Van Buren and Calhoun, is reported in Duberman, CFA , p. 64–65.