Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 2

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Arise, morning at home, Hoffman’s Second Lecture,1 equally dull, General La Fayette and suite including John dined out, ride, four horses, evening, billiards.

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CFA’s copy of David Hoffman’s A Lecture, Being the Second of a Series of Lec-6tures Introductory to a Course of Lectures Now Delivering in the University of Maryland, Baltimore, 1825, is in the Stone Library.

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Arise, morning at home, Wilson’s Introductory Lecture,1 dull, billiards, large dinner, ladies, Mr. Smith and G. W. La Fayette, rather dull, evening, at home.

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James Wilson, Introductory Lecture to a Course of Law Lectures, Phila., 1791.

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6. VIII.

Arise, morning at home, dinner early, The President and John, General La Fayette and suite all off to Virginia, evening, quiet at home.

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Arise, not at Church during the day, resume Shakespeare, letter to George,1 quiet life at home.

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The missing letter contained “an amusing account of the incidents of a week at Washington” (GWA, Diary, 12 Aug. 1825).

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Arise, morning at home, quiet, Shakespeare, letter to my Grandfather, billiards, company in the evening, Aunt Smith, Mr. Lee.

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Arise, morning at home, Shakespeare, Commence reviewing Junius, letter to Sheafe,1 evening, ladies, billiards.

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Missing.

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10. VIII.

Arise, morning at home, Shakespeare, Junius, billiards, evening, Mr. and Mrs. Frye. Party return from Virginia, Horse killed, trouble and fatigue.1

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JQA recorded the accident: “On ascending the hill . . . the most spirited of my four horses fell, never again to rise. He . . . died in about three quarters of an hour” (JQA, Diary, 10 Aug. 1825).

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Arise, morning at home, Shakespeare, Junius, John sick, dinner 7for Genl. Lafayette, Genl. Brown, Jessup, Maj. Thayer and Capt. Nelson,1 Paragon Steam Boat, evening, Wm. Lee.

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In addition to General Jacob Brown, the guests were Quartermaster General Thomas Sidney Jesup (1788–1860), Sylvanus Thayer (1785–1872), the superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point, and Joseph S. Nelson, of the third infantry regiment ( DAB ; Heitman, Register U.S. Army ).