Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 8

Wednesday 24th.

Friday 26th.

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Thursday. 25th.

Clouds but warm. At home. Mr. Brooks and Sidney and his Wife to dine. Quarries.

My face continued to pain me all night and this morning, but it gave signs of relenting. The weather is exceedingly moist for the season of the year.

I read a little while, walked down and paid a long visit to my mother and found a copy of my Article in Mr. Hunts next magazine.1 It is full of errors. I sat down to correct it when Sidney Brooks and his Wife came in and after them Mr. Brooks. My father had been invited to join them and came upon his return from Boston. The dinner was pleasant enough but I could not enjoy it.

Directly afterwards, the whole party got into the Carriage and rode to the Quarries to see the columns and other work for the New York Merchants’ Exchange.2 Returning, I had all of my friends to tea. Mr. Brooks spent the night here.


CFA’s review of George Tucker, The Theory of Money and Banks Investigated, would appear under the title “The Theory of Money and Banks” in Hunt’s Merchants’ Mag. for August, vol. 1, p. [110]–124. A draft is in the Adams Papers, M/CFA/23.1, Microfilms, Reel No. 317.


The construction of the new Merchants Exchange in New York City, 1836–1842, with its great Ionic columns of Quincy granite, was the architectural event of its time. Its designer was Isaiah Rogers, formerly of Boston; see vol. 3:xiv; DAB .