Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 1

453 March 1825. Tuesday. 1. IX:20. CFA March 1825. Tuesday. 1. IX:20. CFA
March 1825. Tuesday. 1. IX:20.

Morning at home, weather fair, lounge, meet Burton, conversation, home. Dinner. Supreme Court, Mr. Bibb and Ogden. Evening, first visit to A., original sin.

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2. X.

Morning at home, walk to visit old College acquaintances, Burton at the house, Mrs. De Wint arrives, evening Circus with Johnson. Cataract of the Ganges,1 noise.

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A “grand romantic drama” by William Thomas Moncrieff.

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3. IX.

Morning at home, lounge, a large family, Mr. Cook and Mr. Cruft dine here, evening, John out at Houston’s,1punning scene at home until very late.

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Possibly John H. Houston, clerk in the fifth auditor’s office ( Washington Directory, 1822, p. 45).

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4. VIII:30.

Inauguration of JQA to be President, procession, walk to the Capitol, home, receiving company, Madame unwell, expresident’s, with Burton, evening, ball.

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5. IX:30.

Arise fatigued, reading Don Juan, Mrs. de Wint disagreeable, walk, change in the city, evening, my uncle and aunt Smith, evening, laziness.

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6. IX.

Not at Church. Johnson off, Madame unwell, walk, Don Juan, my own letters, evening, conversation John and Burton, Mr. Davis &c.,1 warmth, second visit to A., child.

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The Boston lawyer, John Brazer Davis, who was seeking a diplomatic appointment (Henry Dearborn to JQA, 24 Jan. 1825, Adams Papers).

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7. IX.

Morning at home, walk with Burton, visit my aunts Frye and Smith, 454return, pleasant dinner, Mr. Cruft and Sullivan, English wine, evening, Oyster supper.