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Browsing documents from 1827

January

26 November 1826 — 17 July 1827 CFA Diary ... 1 January 1827 CFA New Year’s Day. The commencement of another and perhaps the last entire year of unincumbered ... 2 January 1827 CFA A lady dinner. The only one for the season. Principally young people. Miss Brooks, Miss ... 3 January 1827 CFA Morning at home, Voltaire, Spenser, walk, evening with the family, Cards. ... 4 January 1827 CFA Morning at home, Voltaire, Spenser, walk, visits, evening with the family, Cards. ... 5 January 1827 CFA A dinner at home as usual on this day and a party at Mrs. Wirt’s. Nothing extraordinary ... 6 January 1827 CFA Morning at home, idle and low spirits, day wasted, walk, evening with the family, Cards. ... 7 January 1827 CFA Morning at home, Voltaire, Spenser, letter to George, ride with John, evening with the ... 8 January 1827 CFA The weather terrible. Anniversary of Jackson’s victory. Certain politicians had a dinner ... 9 January 1827 CFA Morning at home, Spenser, Voltaire, walk at noon, evening with the family, Cards and ... 10 January 1827 CFA A very crowded stupid party at Mr. Clay’s in which there were many very vulgar people. I was ... 11 January 1827 CFA A concert in the evening. Willis of West Point. I had a good deal of conversation with Mr. ... 12 January 1827 CFA A dinner today as usual. I had a good deal of political conversation with Mr. Laurence ... 13 January 1827 CFA Went to the French Minister’s. Called on our way, for the Pleasontons, Mother and Daughter, ... 14 January 1827 CFA Morning at home, Voltaire, letter from Lothrop and reply, ride with John, evening with the ... 15 January 1827 CFA I walked to the Capitol today. In the Supreme Court I found Miss Brooks and Mrs. Everett and ... 16 January 1827 CFA Morning, walk to the Capitol, Supreme Court, House of Representatives, No interest, evening ... 17 January 1827 CFA Morning, walk to the Capitol, Supreme Court, Argument on the Insolvent Law, Mr. Ogden and Mr.... 18 January 1827 CFA I went to the Supreme Court and heard the commencement of the argument involving the ... 19 January 1827 CFA I went to the Supreme Court today, and heard a most powerful argument by Mr. Webster on the ... 20 January 1827 CFA I heard Livingston’s reply today on this great law question and was confirmed in my opinion ... 21 January 1827 CFA Morning at home, assorting Newspapers, Voltaire, Spenser, idle, evening at home, family. ... 22 January 1827 CFA I heard Mr. Jones and Mr. Wirts Commencement in reply to Mr. Webster. Mr. J. failed ... 23 January 1827 CFA Mr. Wirt finished his argument on this great case, and it was very ingenious, but Mr. ... 24 January 1827 CFA At Mrs. Clay’s. Party tolerably agreeable. The city is extremely gay at present. ... 25 January 1827 CFA Evening at the Concert. Miss Gillingham’s sung tolerably well only. I was with Mrs. Everett ... 26 January 1827 CFA A dinner at home. Nothing very extraordinary. The party consisting of the dinner, very ... 27 January 1827 CFA Went to the French Minister’s. A very dark evening indeed. So much so that we could with ... 28 January 1827 CFA Morning at home, writing, Executive record, Voltaire, Spenser, evening at home, family. ... 29 January 1827 CFA Another Concert of the Miss Gillinghams and others for the relief of the Alexandria ... 30 January 1827 CFA Walked to the Capitol but remained there only a few moments. In the evening, I went to a ... 31 January 1827 CFA I walked to the Capitol, but finding nothing was going on, returned directly. In the ...

February

26 November 1826 — 17 July 1827 CFA Diary ... 1 February 1827 CFA Morning at home, fine day, walk, Capitol, House of Representatives, dull, evening with the ... 2 February 1827 CFA A dinner at home which passed much as they commonly do. After which I went to Mrs. ... 3 February 1827 CFA Evening at Mrs. Barbour’s. The night was extremely stormy and we went in a hackney coach as ... 4 February 1827 CFA At home all day, Voltaire, letters to Richardson and George, evening, with the family, walk. ... 5 February 1827 CFA A dinner at Obregon’s: The Company consisted of as many of the Corp Diplomatique as ... 6 February 1827 CFA Morning at home, Voltaire, Pascal, Executive record, weather bad, evening with the family. ... 7 February 1827 CFA Evening at Mrs. Clay’s. I was engrossed almost all the evening by Miss Brooks. This young ... 8 February 1827 CFA Strolled to the Capitol. Heard a long discussion about points of order. But was more induced ... 9 February 1827 CFA A dinner to the Court of the United States. Judges and Lawyers talking together. I sat next ... 10 February 1827 CFA I walked to the Capitol in the morning but finding that nothing interesting was going on I ... 11 February 1827 CFA What individual can describe the particular state of his feelings upon a case involving ... 12 February 1827 CFA I was at home all day, but entirely incapable of doing any thing. My thoughts almost ... 13 February 1827 CFA I walked to the House of Representatives, but remained only a few minutes. I could not ... 14 February 1827 CFA At home during the day. My spirits have been very bad during the past week. I employed ... 22 February 1827 CFA Is it worthwhile to go over a regular detail of every day’s proceeding. My time has been ... 23 February 1827 CFA I was all day Friday at the Capitol hill with Abby. The day was lovely and I was terribly ...

March

26 November 1826 — 17 July 1827 CFA Diary ... 1 March 1827 CFA Morning at home, walk to Mr. Everett’s, short visit, rain, hackney coach, Mr. Bouligny, ... 2 March 1827 CFA My time has been taken up almost entirely in the attention requisite. I am more and more ... 3 March 1827 CFA Morning fine, walk to the Capitol, visit to Abby, pleasure, adjournment of Congress, ... 4 March 1827 CFA Morning, walk to the Capitol, Abby, conversation, General Wool, home to dine, return and ... 5 March 1827 CFA Morning, at home, walk to the Capitol, Mr. Everett, Abby, General Wool, evening at home, ... 6 March 1827 CFA Morning, walk, arrangement with Mr. Dickinson, Note from Abby, and Mr. Everett, unfavourable ... 7 March 1827 CFA Morning, sitting to Mr. Dickinson, Miniature, spirits exceedingly dull, dinner party at ... 8 March 1827 CFA Morning, sitting to Mr. Dickinson, party gone to Harper’s Ferry, my own depression, evening ... 9 March 1827 CFA Morning, final sitting to Mr. Dickinson, day wasted at home, unable to employ myself, ... 10 March 1827 CFA From an entire inability to make any exertion, I have hitherto delayed giving any account of ... 11 March 1827 CFA Morning at home, copy Mr. Jefferson’s letter to Mr. Van Beuren, pain in my face, evening ... 12 March 1827 CFA Morning at home, Miniature finished, ride with my Mother, Mr. Jefferson’s letter, evening ... 13 March 1827 CFA Morning, Mr. Jefferson’s letter, Note from Mr. Everett, party returned, and change of ... 14 March 1827 CFA Morning at home, Abby here, conversation, letter from Mr. Brooks, evening with the family, ... 15 March 1827 CFA Morning at home, pain in my face, copying, small dinner party at home, Mrs. Everett, Abby, ... 25 March 1827 CFA The Everetts deferred their departure till Thursday 22 March. And I determined to accompany ... 28 March 1827 CFA I have resumed my regular habits and find them quite agreeable. I think more of Abby than I ... 31 March 1827 CFA I have passed one day in study, another in fishing and a third in laziness which is not ...

April

26 November 1826 — 17 July 1827 CFA Diary ... 1 April 1827 CFA Executive Record, Morning at home, Law, letter to Abby, quiet day, evening with the family. ... 2 April 1827 CFA Executive Record, Morning, Mr. C. B. King, walk, first sitting, Geography, evening with the ... 3 April 1827 CFA Executive Record, Morning, fishing, boat, cross the river, no sport, late return, evening, ... 4 April 1827 CFA Executive Record, Morning at home, Starkie on Evidence, Geography, evening with the family, ... 5 April 1827 CFA Fishing and study have constituted my most general amusements for the last week. Now and ... 6 April 1827 CFA I arose shortly after six, wrote my portion of Record for the Morning and read a little of ... 7 April 1827 CFA Completed my share of Executive Record and of Maltebrun before I breakfasted. After that ... 8 April 1827 CFA I wrote my portion of Executive Record this morning and devoted the rest of the time before ... 9 April 1827 CFA I wrote my portion of the Executive Record and read a portion of Maltebrun before breakfast. ... 10 April 1827 CFA Copied as much as usual but had no time for Geography. After breakfast I went to Mr. King’s ... 11 April 1827 CFA Finished the requisite quantity of Ex. Rec. and read a little of geography before breakfast, ... 12 April 1827 CFA I barely accomplished my Record without much time to give to Geography this morning. Instead ... 13 April 1827 CFA My Record was done in very good time and a portion of Geography read before breakfast. The ... 14 April 1827 CFA Performed my morning duties to my satisfaction, and took a short sitting to Mr. King so as ... 15 April 1827 CFA Finished my Record early and read Geography. Received letters which induced me to write ... 16 April 1827 CFA I was later than usual at my Record owing to some arrangements about taking a bath, and was ... 17 April 1827 CFA Finished my Record and Geography in very good season. I also devoted my morning assiduously ... 18 April 1827 CFA Performed my morning duties with all propriety. Instead of law however I was engaged in ... 19 April 1827 CFA I was engaged in the regular performance of my duties throughout the day, until four ... 20 April 1827 CFA After the duties were accomplished which are arranged before breakfast, I availed myself of ... 21 April 1827 CFA Morning duties regularly performed. I find it necessary to add another page of Record to the ... 22 April 1827 CFA I took a bath, but the water was too cold. I felt chilled during the remainder of the ... 23 April 1827 CFA I took a bath but decided to postpone a repetition until a proper season. It is too cold as ... 24 April 1827 CFA Morning exercises performed as usual. I took my last sitting at Mr. King’s today, and am not ... 25 April 1827 CFA Morning exercises as usual. But I was very negligent in the remaining duties. Having ... 26 April 1827 CFA I did this day for the first time perform all my required duties, and the satisfaction it ... 27 April 1827 CFA I wrote my Record and performed my duty in Geography exceedingly well. But after Breakfast, ... 28 April 1827 CFA I arose one hour later than usual, owing to my servants carrying away my clothes, and I ... 29 April 1827 CFA I finished my Record and Geography as usual, but spent the principal part of the day in ... 30 April 1827 CFA Morning occupied as usual. Studied during the day due portions of Grotius, Coke, Burke, ...

May

26 November 1826 — 17 July 1827 CFA Diary ... 1 May 1827 CFA Morning as usual. Occupation regular throughout the day. I wrote a long letter to Abby in a ... 2 May 1827 CFA As much fire in my room as in winter. The day was spent in study almost incessant. So much ... 3 May 1827 CFA I performed my exercises of the Morning with great regularity. And received a long and ... 4 May 1827 CFA Morning as usual. But Wyer interrupted me in my Law and so I lost an hour. The afternoon was ... 5 May 1827 CFA Morning as usual. I commenced another of the volumes of the Record making the fourth. After ... 6 May 1827 CFA Morning as usual. I employed myself during the day in arranging my papers for the week and ... 7 May 1827 CFA Morning a little later and consequently studied Geography after breakfast. Law as usual. ... 8 May 1827 CFA Performed the requisite duties of the Morning, but spent the day fishing with John and found ... 9 May 1827 CFA Morning duties as usual. And law with the rest excepting an hour in which I was engaged in ... 10 May 1827 CFA Very heavy rain. Duties tolerably performed, although my spirits much in the same condition ... 11 May 1827 CFA I went this morning after finishing my Record, to the Dentist’s and suffered the ... 12 May 1827 CFA Performed my duties tolerably well today. After the duties of the morning I sat down and ... 13 May 1827 CFA I was quite busy all day but what constituted my occupation beyond filing my papers I cannot ... 14 May 1827 CFA Employed much as usual. I commenced another volume of my Copy of the Executive Record, ... 15 May 1827 CFA Missing the performance of my Record I arose very early indeed and went out to fish with ... 16 May 1827 CFA Owing to my fatigue I did not perform my exercises as usual before breakfast. And ... 17 May 1827 CFA After the finishing of the Record which has of late always occupied me until breakfast time ... 18 May 1827 CFA Occupations of the morning tolerably well performed. I did not read Coke today, otherwise ... 19 May 1827 CFA I performed all my exercises tolerably well today with the exception of my Voyages, which I ... 20 May 1827 CFA I was employed in arranging Newspapers and in making up the deficiencies of the week. In my ... 21 May 1827 CFA Rainy and cold. The weather makes me sleepy so that it was late before I arose and was ... 22 May 1827 CFA Occupied during the day very attentively upon my duties. I received a letter from Abby in ... 23 May 1827 CFA Morning occupied as usual. Having finished my law I thought I would take some leisure during ... 24 May 1827 CFA Morning as usual. Occupied very much all day. I employed the afternoon in writing the final ... 25 May 1827 CFA Morning as usual. No letter from Abby. I have forgotten to mention that George had lost his ... 26 May 1827 CFA Morning spent in a fishing excursion without any sport and from which I did not return ... 27 May 1827 CFA Occupied as usual upon Sundays. Filing Newspapers and reviewing the deficiencies of the week ... 28 May 1827 CFA I performed my usual duties with very tolerable regularity. Wrote a letter to Abby. Nothing ... 29 May 1827 CFA Went through as usual today. I received a letter from Abby at Medford. Otherwise nothing of ... 30 May 1827 CFA After breakfast and before I had quite finished my Record, I was called upon to go with the ... 31 May 1827 CFA I performed my duties quite tolerably this morning and wrote a letter to Abby in the ...

June

26 November 1826 — 17 July 1827 CFA Diary ... 1 June 1827 CFA My eyes and teeth trouble me. The first having been injured by the water, fishing and by the ... 2 June 1827 CFA I did nothing to day but write my record and go to see the Dentist who filed some of my ... 3 June 1827 CFA I arose very early this morning and wrote my portion of Record as usual. The day was very ... 4 June 1827 CFA Bath and Executive Record as usual. But my eyes being in a condition not to allow me to ... 5 June 1827 CFA I did not occupy myself much today as my time was taken up in walking into the City on some ... 6 June 1827 CFA After the morning exercises I went down to give King the last sitting, which has been ... 7 June 1827 CFA After the morning duties, I joined my brother John in a fishing excursion to the bridge ... 8 June 1827 CFA After the morning’s occupation I agreed to go fishing with my brother John, and we spent the ... 9 June 1827 CFA Morning as usual. But the day was passed in arranging Mr. Ironside’s books and pamphlets for ... 10 June 1827 CFA Morning occupations. A great deal of time occupied in reading and filing Newspapers. An ... 11 June 1827 CFA I spent the day at home very quietly indeed. Nothing of any kind happened which could be ... 12 June 1827 CFA At home all day. Whom should I see today upon entering my brother’s room but Mr. Blunt. He ... 13 June 1827 CFA I arose very early this morning and went out fishing with my brother John. It was some time ... 14 June 1827 CFA I took some Medicine this morning, not feeling well pleased by the symptoms yesterday. This ... 15 June 1827 CFA The weather being warm, I remained at home during the day but I did not feel the heat at all.... 16 June 1827 CFA Morning at home, Weather being very warm, I was not so well engaged as I should have been ... 17 June 1827 CFA Engaged in filing Newspapers. I also wrote a letter to Richardson and read a little but on ... 18 June 1827 CFA Morning exercises as usual. I occupied myself until noon, and then it being a cool day, I ... 19 June 1827 CFA Morning exercises as usual, and in the day I returned very considerably to my old avocations.... 20 June 1827 CFA Morning as usual at home. I am now gradually attempting to return to my old habits. But ... 21 June 1827 CFA Morning as usual. Exercises not well performed but it is well to commence on them. I ... 22 June 1827 CFA I recommenced my practice of bathing in the morning, left off for some days on account of a ... 23 June 1827 CFA Morning as usual. I read but without much effect, my mind being full of other things which I ... 24 June 1827 CFA Morning as usual. In the day I was occupied in filing and arranging papers as usual. After ... 25 June 1827 CFA I employed myself at home during the day, and as Grotius was finished, I sat down to read ... 26 June 1827 CFA Occupations much as usual, my mind is very considerably distracted in a manner which is both ... 27 June 1827 CFA The round of my occupations is so very monotonous as hardly to make it worthwhile to mention ... 28 June 1827 CFA A letter came from George today complaining of an accident which he met with and whining ... 29 June 1827 CFA Morning occupation as usual. Madame left us today attended only by two Servants. I will not ... 30 June 1827 CFA Miss Roberdeau and Mary remain to take care of the family. I studied as usual. Received a ...

July

26 November 1826 — 17 July 1827 CFA Diary ... 1 July 1827 CFA Occupied as usual filing newspapers, and did but very little else during the remainder of ... 2 July 1827 CFA I omitted to read Coke upon Littleton this morning and occupied myself in trying to get ... 3 July 1827 CFA My avocations as usual. No thing of particular interest. Feeling particularly affectionate I ... 4 July 1827 CFA Of course, a great deal of noise and dust and heat. The President opened the House as usual, ... 5 July 1827 CFA Exercises as usual. The weather has moderated very considerably. But little of interest ... 6 July 1827 CFA Exercises as usual. I did not feel well and in exceeding low spirits. Received a letter from ... 7 July 1827 CFA The days pass so quietly that I hardly think it worth while to record any thing in my ... 8 July 1827 CFA Morning occupied filing Papers much as usual and reading the News. The day passed without ... 9 July 1827 CFA Morning as usual. Little information of any description. I did not read as much of Coke as ... 10 July 1827 CFA Morning as usual. Letters arrived from Madame announcing her arrival safe and sound in ... 11 July 1827 CFA I passed the day much as usual. Nothing remarkable occurred. I occupied myself with covering ... 12 July 1827 CFA Occupations much as usual, although it must be confessed my attention is not so much fixed ... 13 July 1827 CFA Employed as usual. No letter from Abby again today. Quite provoked and nervous all day. A ... 14 July 1827 CFA Occupations as usual. A letter from Abby arrived here at last, which I answered immediately. ... 15 July 1827 CFA My usual business employed me, Filing Newspapers, a vocation which will shortly cease. The ... 16 July 1827 CFA Occupation somewhat as usual. But finding myself likely to be affected with another abscess ... 27 July 1827 CFA I did not take a bath this morning and shall discontinue it for a day or two. I arose very ... 31 July 1827 — 15 October 1828 CFA Diary ... 31 July 1827 CFA My books and my old diaries being packed up for some time and not to be obtained in all ... 31 July 1827 CFA Take leave of Mary C. Hellen. Journey to Baltimore with my Father. I receive some ...

August

31 July 1827 — 15 October 1828 CFA Diary ... 1 August 1827 CFA Roused most shockingly early in order to take the morning Steam boat for Philadelphia. Found ... 2 August 1827 CFA Roused early to go to the Steamboat for New York—Trenton, Captain Jenkins. Mr. and Mrs. ... 3 August 1827 CFA I took a bath this morning for cleanliness and walked about the City. Sidney and Henry ... 4 August 1827 CFA We arrived at Providence in 19 hours from New York. The time would have been still less had ... 5 August 1827 CFA The weather exceedingly warm. I rode to Medford and found Abby alone. She looked a thousand ... 6 August 1827 CFA After breakfasting at Medford I drove Abby to Boston. The day was most intensely warm. I ... 7 August 1827 CFA Called at George’s. Met Richardson. Selected a room at Mrs. Wilson’s boarding house in ... 8 August 1827 CFA I found Thomas B. Adams Jr. here upon my arrival. He looks much as he did excepting that ... 9 August 1827 CFA Took a salt water bath and stopped at George’s. Wrote a note to Abby and rode to Quincy in ... 10 August 1827 CFA Day spent in desultory reading, more particularly in examining a book called The Study of ... 11 August 1827 CFA The whole day passed at Quincy in reading. Mr. Edward Miller, Mr. Marston and Mr. Beale ... 12 August 1827 CFA The day very rainy and unpleasant, which confined me entirely to the house. Time occupied ... 13 August 1827 CFA I rode through Boston to Medford this morning. Found Abby quite happy to see me again and ... 14 August 1827 CFA I started from Medford early and leaving Boston directly arrived at Quincy at about eleven ... 15 August 1827 CFA Day rainy, passed in reading and occasional conversation with my father. Nothing remarkable. ... 16 August 1827 CFA I should have gone to Boston yesterday to comply with an engagement made to Richardson to go ... 17 August 1827 CFA Morning devoted quietly to reading. Dined at Genl. Dearborn’s at Roxbury whither I went with ... 18 August 1827 CFA On this day I enter upon my twenty first year. Moments are now passing which are to give the ... 19 August 1827 CFA Morning at home engaged in conversation with George upon family affairs. Our feelings are as ... 20 August 1827 CFA Took the Stage to Boston and from there I went directly to Medford where I found Abby and ... 21 August 1827 CFA I returned to Boston with Abby, and after bathing, went according to appointment to see Mrs. ... 22 August 1827 CFA Called at George’s and then at Mr. Webster’s Office to give notice of my approach. I had a ... 23 August 1827 CFA Morning occupied in walking about the town to see the changes which had taken place during ... 24 August 1827 CFA I returned to town this morning in company with Abby. Called at George’s, took Soup and a ... 25 August 1827 CFA Morning at the Exchange to see my father. Saw Richardson afterwards at my room with whom I ... 26 August 1827 CFA I attended Meeting, as it is called, both morning and afternoon. Mr. Burnap, a gentleman ... 27 August 1827 CFA Morning very rainy, but did not deter my father from going to Boston, but we went in Mr. B.... 28 August 1827 CFA Fair weather. Went to the Office. Studied until I found myself in the midst of a violent ... 29 August 1827 CFA Seldom has head ache afflicted me as that did last night. The back part of the head and neck ... 30 August 1827 CFA I felt somewhat better this morning, but still unwell. My day was passed very quietly at ... 31 August 1827 CFA Feeling so much better today I refused taking Medicine and passed the day quietly in ...

September

31 July 1827 — 15 October 1828 CFA Diary ... 1 September 1827 CFA Left Quincy in the Stage for Boston, thinking myself well, but I soon found that my head ... 2 September 1827 CFA Medicine this morning, at home all day in consequence and in very low spirits. Much ... 3 September 1827 CFA I rode to Boston in the Stage, and after passing the Morning there, took a Chaise and drove ... 4 September 1827 CFA I drove Abby into Boston. After a bath, heard that John and Johnson Hellen were in town. ... 5 September 1827 CFA My father went with Mr. Brooks and Mr. Everett to see the manu­facturing Establishment at ... 6 September 1827 CFA Returned to Boston this morning with my father and passed it at the office in reading Law. ... 7 September 1827 CFA Day passed very quietly at the Office, reading Law. Saw the Miss Carters at tea. They are ... 8 September 1827 CFA Morning at the Office, but as I did not like the idea of passing Sunday in Boston, I went to ... 9 September 1827 CFA I amused myself in the morning with a perusal of my father’s article on the Colonial trade ... 10 September 1827 CFA Found myself much relieved. Suffering now only from the painful effect of the Emetic in ... 11 September 1827 CFA Rode to Boston in the Stage finding no farther need of remaining at Quincy. Morning at the ... 12 September 1827 CFA I drove Abby to Nahant with me, while Mr. Brooks and Mrs. Davis came on in a Carriage. Found ... 13 September 1827 CFA Returned to Boston, and spent the day at the Office. Little or no variety. In the evening ... 14 September 1827 CFA Morning passed at the Office. Went to Mr. Harding’s to see my father who is sitting for his ... 15 September 1827 CFA Morning at the Office, thence to Harding’s and saw an opening likeness, thence to Miss ... 16 September 1827 CFA This day passed with but little incident of a nature worthy to be recorded. I was almost all ... 17 September 1827 CFA Rode to Boston in Mr. Brooks’ open Carriage in company with him and Abby. After dressing I ... 18 September 1827 CFA I called at Mrs. Frothingham’s to inquire how Abby did. And afterwards went to pay some ... 19 September 1827 CFA I was at the Office in the morning excepting a short call to see Abby. Dined at the Exchange ... 20 September 1827 CFA Rain all day. Morning reading at the Office. Afternoon and evening at Mrs. Frothingham’s. ... 21 September 1827 CFA Occupied in reading at the Office excepting a call at Mrs. F.’s. Incessant rain. Spent the ... 22 September 1827 CFA Office. Call at Mrs. F.’s and sit an hour with Abby. Left her without any idea of seeing her ... 23 September 1827 CFA Attended Meeting all day. In the afternoon Sidney Brooks came out with Mr. Ignatius Sargent. ... 24 September 1827 CFA I rode to Boston this morning with Mr. Brooks. Our conversation various, but not interesting.... 25 September 1827 CFA This was a great Review day and of consequence not much adapted to profitable occupation in ... 26 September 1827 CFA Morning at the Office. After dinner went to Winter Hill and spent the day with Mrs. Everett, ... 27 September 1827 CFA I returned to Boston bringing Abby with me. Morning at the Office. At one o’clock paid a ... 28 September 1827 CFA Morning at the Exchange to see my father. Had a great deal of conversation with John about ... 29 September 1827 CFA I returned to Boston pretty rapidly, as the weather was quite cold. Called at George’s where ... 30 September 1827 CFA Morning passed in conversation with John about the affairs of my father. I was seeking for ...

October

31 July 1827 — 15 October 1828 CFA Diary ... 1 October 1827 CFA As George was not fit for service, I went as his substitute with my father and John in ... 2 October 1827 CFA Went to Boston in the Stage, and passed the Morning at the Office. After dinner or rather ... 3 October 1827 CFA Morning at the Office. Call at Dr. Gorham’s according to request to see Abby. She had just ... 4 October 1827 CFA Morning at the Office excepting a call at Dr. Gorham’s which consumed an hour and a half. ... 5 October 1827 CFA Breakfasted with John at the Exchange. Read law a couple of hours at the Office and then ... 6 October 1827 CFA Morning at the Office excepting an hour spent at Mrs. Frothingham’s with Abby. At one I ... 7 October 1827 CFA At Medford all day without attending Church. Mr. Stephen Gorham was here. A brother of Mrs. ... 8 October 1827 CFA My spirits were unusually low this morning and it was very difficult for me thoroughly to ... 9 October 1827 CFA Passed the morning at the Office. Mr. Webster invited me to dine with him. Company. Captain ... 10 October 1827 CFA Morning at the Office. Afternoon also, making quite famous progress. Rainy weather. Have ... 11 October 1827 CFA Morning at the Office. Dined at Mrs. Frothingham’s by special invitation. Family party given ... 12 October 1827 CFA Morning at the Office, and in Court of Common Pleas. It is my custom to devote the Morning ... 13 October 1827 CFA Morning at the Office. I received two letters, one from my Mother at Washington, the other ... 14 October 1827 CFA Medford. Went to Meeting in the Morning. Walked with Mr. Brooks, both going and returning. ... 15 October 1827 CFA I rode into town this morning after spending an hour with Abby, the recollection of which ... 16 October 1827 CFA According to my father’s advice in Saturday’s letter I arose at five o’clock, and wrote more ... 17 October 1827 CFA I arose at about half past five o’clock and read Cruise’s Digest until breakfast. It is not ... 18 October 1827 CFA Occupied two hours before breakfast reading Sir William Temple’s Essays. At the Office but ... 19 October 1827 CFA Morning occupied in reading but with less time than I have had heretofore. After breakfast ... 20 October 1827 CFA Rode into Boston. The day was lovely and my spirits were calm and quiet. Occupied in writing ... 21 October 1827 CFA My sad reflections did not prevent my sleeping until near six o’clock this morning, after ... 22 October 1827 CFA Rode to town this morning. At the Office in the morning and afternoon, reading at home on ... 23 October 1827 CFA As I was getting up this morning I accidentally broke my washing basin and in endeavouring ... 24 October 1827 CFA I omitted yesterday noticing the receipt of two letters from my Mother, one of which should ... 25 October 1827 CFA Hand still troublesome. Morning at the Office, at Mrs. Frothingham’s and in Court. Abby has ... 26 October 1827 CFA Morning occupied in examining authorities for my Case. After breakfast went to Long Wharf ... 27 October 1827 CFA Morning at the Office. I forgot to mention yesterday the receipt of an extraordinary Note ... 28 October 1827 CFA Attended Meeting in the Morning and heard Mr. Stetson preach a Sermon without much merit ... 29 October 1827 CFA I returned to Boston this morning alone, having a very pleasant ride as the weather had ... 30 October 1827 CFA Morning at the Office and in the Circuit Court. The Captain who was tried on Thursday last ... 31 October 1827 CFA Morning occupied in reading Cruise. In the Circuit Court listening to the proceedings in a ...

November

31 July 1827 — 15 October 1828 CFA Diary ... 1 November 1827 CFA Morning occupied in copying a Lecture upon Practice in Law. A subject of which as yet I know ... 2 November 1827 CFA Morning at Mrs. Frothingham’s to see Abby. I felt very stupid in consequence of the ... 3 November 1827 CFA I awoke very early in the morning quite sick in consequence of some irregularity in my diet ... 4 November 1827 CFA This day passed with very little to make it remarkable as indeed all happy days do. And I ... 5 November 1827 CFA I came into Boston bringing Abby to Boston with me. Morning at the Office reading law. ... 6 November 1827 CFA My time is at last pretty much at my own disposal and I am progressing in the study of my ... 7 November 1827 CFA Arose this morning to see the fall of snow which had taken place in the night, and was now ... 8 November 1827 CFA Day quite stormy. Snow falling. Received a letter from my Mother announcing the engagement ... 9 November 1827 CFA Morning rather wasted. Received a letter from John explaining the troubles in the family, ... 10 November 1827 CFA I occupied myself before breakfast in writing a letter to my Mother. On going to the Office, ... 11 November 1827 CFA Amazingly cold for this Season. I spent the morning very quietly at the house reading Dr. ... 12 November 1827 CFA Rode to Boston in company with Mr. Brooks. Found a letter from my Father in his most ... 13 November 1827 CFA Occupied at my room in writing my letter to my Father. After which I went to the Office. ... 14 November 1827 CFA The storm continued all day changing its complexion from rain to Snow. At the Office in the ... 15 November 1827 CFA Morning cold but clear. Not much of any thing done in the course of the day. Read a little ... 16 November 1827 CFA Returned to Boston with Mr. Brooks. A very pleasant ride. Passed the morning without doing ... 17 November 1827 CFA Received a letter from my Father in reply to mine of the 6th as satisfactory as possible ... 18 November 1827 CFA Attended Meeting in the morning. Heard Mr. Stetson who was much as usual. The remainder of ... 19 November 1827 CFA Returned to Boston with Mr. Brooks. Received letters from my Mother and John rather of an ... 20 November 1827 CFA Wrote to my Father before breakfast. I then went to the Office where I passed the morning, ... 21 November 1827 CFA Arose quite late and with a head ache in consequence of the last night’s party. Passed the ... 22 November 1827 CFA Wrote to John before breakfast. Morning at the Office and in Court where Mr. Otis was ... 23 November 1827 CFA Called at Mrs. Frothingham’s to see Abby and passed all the morning there. Found her a ... 24 November 1827 CFA Wrote to my Mother. Called at Mrs. F.’s and sat an hour with Abby. Returned home to dress ... 25 November 1827 CFA The children have made me wish myself in Boston more than once. Indeed to a man of my old ... 26 November 1827 CFA Returned to Boston with Mr. Brooks. Morning at the Office. My spirits sink almost ... 27 November 1827 CFA Wrote to my father according to custom, and in reply to a letter received yesterday from him.... 28 November 1827 CFA Morning at the Office. Nothing new of any importance. Studied but not with effect. In the ... 29 November 1827 CFA Thanksgiving day. Arose quite late and occupied myself for some time in reading. At eleven ... 30 November 1827 CFA The weather was so very stormy this morning as to prevent my being able to return to Boston. ...

December

31 July 1827 — 15 October 1828 CFA Diary ... 1 December 1827 CFA Wrote to my Mother. Morning and afternoon at the office occupied quite diligently at the ... 2 December 1827 CFA Morning reading and occupied until eleven o’clock when it was time for me to go to Medford. ... 3 December 1827 CFA Returned to town after some conversation with Abby after breakfast. Received a letter from ... 4 December 1827 CFA Wrote a letter to my father according to custom. Received one from my Mother, which was not ... 5 December 1827 CFA Occupied at the Office all day copying a Paper called a bill in Equity turning pretty much ... 6 December 1827 CFA I finished the Letters of Louis de Montalte by Pascal. This book, though upon antiquated ... 7 December 1827 CFA Morning at the Office looking out authorities in the case which I am about to argue before ... 8 December 1827 CFA Morning occupied before breakfast in writing to my Mother. After breakfast went down to hear ... 9 December 1827 CFA Mr. Frothingham who came out to preach this morning at Medford brought the news of the ... 10 December 1827 CFA Returned to town with Mr. Brooks. Went to George’s Office and had much conversation with him.... 11 December 1827 CFA Wrote to my father this morning. Received after breakfast a most extraordinary letter from ... 12 December 1827 CFA Morning call at Mrs. Frothingham’s. Saw Abby. Previously to this received a letter from my ... 13 December 1827 CFA Morning at the Office, reading Law. At twelve o’clock went with George to pay some visits ... 14 December 1827 CFA Morning at the Office, nothing remarkable occurred. Conversation with George. My mornings ... 15 December 1827 CFA I finished the letter to my Mother commenced last evening. Then went to the Office but my ... 16 December 1827 CFA Went to Meeting this morning at Dr. Channing’s with Miss Harriet Welsh and Mrs. Barrel. ... 17 December 1827 CFA Morning, a short time at the Office. Went then to see Abby at her sister’s, and passed the ... 18 December 1827 CFA Wrote a letter to my father. Then went to see Abby and passed the morning with her. It ... 19 December 1827 CFA Found myself suffering this morning with a violent headache without being able to account ... 20 December 1827 CFA Morning at the Office busily employed but not satisfactorily. The rumor is that Mr. Webster ... 21 December 1827 CFA Morning at the Office but not occupied very usefully. Called at Dr. Gorham’s and Mrs. ... 22 December 1827 CFA Wrote to my Mother before breakfast. I then went to see Abby at Mrs. Frothingham’s, and ... 23 December 1827 CFA Very cold this morning. Did not go out as I was confident I should not be able to escape ... 24 December 1827 CFA Received a letter from my Father, which should have arrived on Saturday. Morning wasted. ... 25 December 1827 CFA Christmas day. But it was unattended by the accompaniments which I have usually known with ... 26 December 1827 CFA Morning at the Office examining the law case. Looked over the Massachusetts Statutes in ... 27 December 1827 CFA In consequence of the Note from Abby I started at ten o’clock for Medford. My ride was a ... 28 December 1827 CFA The weather changed from snow to rain during the night and the consequence was that the ... 29 December 1827 CFA My habit of early rising has again failed. We are strange mortals when we do not possess ... 30 December 1827 CFA Morning at home reading and more busily occupied than I have been for some time. Read one of ... 31 December 1827 CFA Morning at the Office for a few moments only, from there to Mr. Blake’s to arrange matters ...