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15. VII:15.

Nahant, Billiards, arrival of Richardson and Howard shortly after, dinner, large company, Lothrop, our feelings, Cod fishing, boat, qualmish, ride to Lynn, conversation with Richardson, evening, Supper, very jovial.

16. VII. CFA 16. VII. CFA
16. VII.

Rain, leave Nahant, Lynn, Cambridge, thence with Sheafe to Boston, dine at the Exchange Coffee House, crowd, George, return to Cambridge.

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17. VI.

Prayers, no lecture, ride to Charlestown with Richardson, Bunker Hill, Mr. Webster’s address,1 crowd, to Boston, Franklin Hotel, billiards, return to Cambridge fatigued.


Daniel Webster made the principal address at the laying of the cornerstone of the Bunker Hill monument. It was printed as An Address Delivered at the Laying of the Corner Stone of the Bunker Hill Monument, Boston, 1825, and went through numerous editions.

18. VII:30. CFA 18. VII:30. CFA
18. VII:30.

Missed Prayers, and Lecture, at home all day, quiet, Rothelan,1 reflection, evening at Sheafe’s, conversation.


John Galt, Rothelan: A Romance of the English Histories, 3 vols., Edinburgh, 1824.

19. VIII.

Missed Prayers, Chapel, Mr. Colman, figures, evening, to Boston with Richardson, Boston Common, Supper at the Exchange and return.

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20. VIII:30.

Missed Prayers and exercises, to Boston with Sheafe, dine at the Exchange, ride to Savin Hill, Billiards, return to Boston, Theatre, Genl. La Fayette, Supper, return late.

21. IX. CFA 21. IX. CFA
21. IX.

Missed Prayers and exercises, ride with Howard, Roxbury, Strawberries, return, election of officers for Company, Corn. McLean, to Boston with Richardson, Exchange, return.