Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 2

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Morning at home, Spenser, Voltaire, walk at noon, evening with the family, Cards and Conversation.

1.

From D/CFA/1.

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A very crowded stupid party at Mr. Clay’s in which there were many very vulgar people. I was excessively disgusted, and came home very willingly.

1.

From D/CFA/5.

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A concert in the evening. Willis of West Point.1 I had a good deal of conversation with Mr. Letcher on politics.2

1.

John and James Willis conducted a West Point band (Odell, Annals N.Y. Stage , 3:429).

2.

Congressman Letcher had helped arrange the Clay-JQA alliance which made Adams President (Bemis, JQA , 2:36–39).

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Friday. 12th.

A dinner today as usual. I had a good deal of political conversation with Mr. Laurence Lawrence, upon the condition of Pennsylvania.

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Went to the French Minister’s. Called on our way, for the Pleasontons, Mother and Daughter, who went with us. I was more engaged in dancing this evening than usual. But all this is great vanity and mispending of time.

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14. IX.1

Morning at home, Voltaire, letter from Lothrop and reply,2 ride with John, evening with the family.

1.

From D/CFA/1.

2.

Both missing.

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Monday 15th.1

I walked to the Capitol today. In the Supreme Court I found Miss Brooks and Mrs. Everett and as I had nothing to do more interesting, I attended upon them. We went to the House of Representatives. where Mr. E. made a short speech, apparently with a view only to please his wife. It had but little in it. After dinner I went alone to 99Mr. Senator Bouligny’s in Georgetown where my attention was almost exclusively taken up by the same two ladies.2

1.

From D/CFA/5.

2.

Dominique Bouligny (1773–1833) served as Louisiana Senator from 1824 to 1829 ( Biog. Dir. Cong. ). A Mr. Coster was also present (D/CFA/1); he was probably John G. Coster, the wealthy New York merchant.