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Browsing documents from 1828

January

31 July 1827 — 15 October 1828 CFA Diary ... 1 January 1828 CFA I was still up when the new year commenced and had changed my dress and walked to the ... 2 January 1828 CFA Arose early this morning and copied the letter to my Father which I wrote last night. Went ... 3 January 1828 CFA Returned to Boston with Mr. Brooks this morning and talked with him upon many subjects. At ... 4 January 1828 CFA Morning occupied in reading. At the office, Blackstone, but was very much annoyed by the ... 5 January 1828 CFA Wrote a letter to my Mother this morning. Then at the Office reading Blackstone until ... 6 January 1828 CFA Morning went to Meeting and heard Mr. Stetson deliver a Sermon of but little interest. ... 7 January 1828 CFA Rode into Boston with Mr. Brooks. The mild weather has so opened the roads that the ... 8 January 1828 CFA Arose this morning amid the roar of Cannon celebrating the day which now gives so much ... 9 January 1828 CFA Morning reading President’s Messages until breakfast. From that time until Dinner it was all ... 10 January 1828 CFA Read two or three Messages before breakfast. Morning at the office reading Blackstone. ... 11 January 1828 CFA Looked over two or three Messages before breakfast. Then went to the Office. Understanding ... 12 January 1828 CFA Wrote a letter to my Mother this morning. After breakfast went to the Office and found one ... 13 January 1828 CFA Morning occupied in finishing the volume of Messages of the different Presidents, and ... 14 January 1828 CFA Abby was better this morning and I returned to town over the same wild track shortly after ... 15 January 1828 CFA Wrote a letter to my Father before breakfast and copied it afterwards. Received one from him ... 16 January 1828 CFA Arose early and read this morning some public Documents in relation to the question of ... 17 January 1828 CFA Morning reading Cicero before and Blackstone after breakfast. Received a letter from my ... 18 January 1828 CFA Morning passed principally at Mrs. Frothinghams with Abby. Nothing particular occurring. ... 19 January 1828 CFA Wrote this morning to my Mother. Afterwards called to see Abby and wasted the morning at the ... 20 January 1828 CFA Attended Meeting this morning. Heard a Mr. Farley, a disciple of Cambridge, and better than ... 21 January 1828 CFA Returned to Boston with Mr. Brooks. The weather began to grow cold. Arrived early and found ... 22 January 1828 CFA The coldest morning we have yet had this winter. Wrote a letter to my Father but it took me ... 23 January 1828 CFA The weather was so cold I did not get up as early as usual, so that I had only time for a ... 24 January 1828 CFA The weather still continues excessively cold. Morning at the Office reading Blackstone. ... 25 January 1828 CFA Morning occupied in reading before breakfast, and afterwards at the Office. Afternoon at Mrs.... 26 January 1828 CFA Wrote to my Mother before breakfast. Called on George who is on the recovery. From there ... 27 January 1828 CFA Yesterday, which was a true Washington day in the softness of the air, gave place to a cold ... 28 January 1828 CFA Returned to Boston with Mr. Brooks. The morning was quite pleasant. Morning at the Office. ... 29 January 1828 CFA Wrote a letter to my Father which detained me longer than usual as I did not rise quite so ... 30 January 1828 CFA Returned to town with Mr. Brooks. Suffered a little from head ache but read Blackstone ... 31 January 1828 CFA Reading Middleton before breakfast. At the Office reading Blackstone. Received a letter from ...

February

31 July 1827 — 15 October 1828 CFA Diary ... 1 February 1828 CFA Reading Middleton before breakfast. At the Office reading Blackstone. Conversation with ... 2 February 1828 CFA Wrote to my Mother in the morning before breakfast, from thence went to the Office and then ... 3 February 1828 CFA Morning occupied in reading Plato. Surprised by the appearance of Henry Brooks whom I drove ... 4 February 1828 CFA Returned to Boston. Found a letter from my father, which was short but pleasant. Morning ... 5 February 1828 CFA Morning occupied in writing to my Father. A short letter. Then to the Office where I studied ... 6 February 1828 CFA My spirits were slightly improved. Read before breakfast, and afterwards went to the Office. ... 7 February 1828 CFA Returned to town this morning. The roads were in as bad a condition as I ever found them, ... 8 February 1828 CFA Morning occupied in reading as usual. After breakfast, Blackstone at the Office. Received a ... 9 February 1828 CFA Wrote to my Mother before breakfast. At the Office, Blackstone. Received a long letter from ... 10 February 1828 CFA At home all day. Little or nothing remarkable occurred. I talked with Abby. Mrs. Everett ... 11 February 1828 CFA Returned to town. The weather which hitherto has been warm has now suddenly changed to cold. ... 12 February 1828 CFA As I intended to wait until I saw whether the mail brought me a letter from my Father, I did ... 13 February 1828 CFA Morning occupied in reading as usual. After breakfast went to the Office and pursued the ... 14 February 1828 CFA Returned to town this morning with Mr. Brooks. Found nothing from Washington relating to ... 15 February 1828 CFA Reading before breakfast. Went to the Office and read a little of Blackstone. News arrived ... 16 February 1828 CFA Wrote to my Mother but did not finish my letter before breakfast. The weather was unpleasant ... 17 February 1828 CFA Beautiful morning. Went to Meeting and heard a Mr. Farmer whom I remember as a Divinity ... 18 February 1828 CFA Returned to Boston with Henry Brooks. Received a letter from my father without any news in ... 19 February 1828 CFA Wrote a letter to my father. Beautiful Morning. Blackstone at the Office. Did not see any of ... 20 February 1828 CFA Morning occupied in reading. The weather is extraordinary for this season and quite ... 21 February 1828 CFA Morning occupied in reading the philosophy of the ancients. After breakfast, at the Office ... 22 February 1828 CFA Returned to town. The weather astonishingly mild for the season. Read Blackstone and ... 23 February 1828 CFA Morning occupied in reading a number of the publication called the Library of useful ... 24 February 1828 CFA Morning occupied in reading. Went to Medford early, found Mrs. Everett alone, the two young ... 25 February 1828 CFA Snow had fallen to a greater depth than at any time this winter. Heavy return to town in a ... 26 February 1828 CFA Wrote a letter to my father according to custom. Went to the Office and found a message from ... 27 February 1828 CFA Read the Grecian philosophy as usual this morning, after which I went to the Office. The ... 28 February 1828 CFA Returned to town. Called upon Miss Gorham to tell her how I had by accident lost her Note. ... 29 February 1828 CFA Morning occupied in reading as usual. Office, Blackstone. Received a letter from my Mother ...

March

31 July 1827 — 15 October 1828 CFA Diary ... 1 March 1828 CFA Morning, writing to my Mother, and at the Office reading Blackstone. After dinner I went out ... 2 March 1828 CFA Went to Meeting in the morning with Abby and Miss Bartlett. Heard Mr. Stetson as usual. In ... 3 March 1828 CFA Returned to town this morning. Received letters from home of a very pleasing description, ... 4 March 1828 CFA Wrote to my father this morning, then went to the Office. Read Blackstone until my eyes ... 5 March 1828 CFA Morning occupied in reading the Greek philosophy. Then went to the Office and read ... 6 March 1828 CFA Returned to town but not to remain long. P. C. Brooks Jr. came into the Office and informed ... 7 March 1828 CFA Returned to town this morning. At the Office. Conversation with George and reflection upon ... 8 March 1828 CFA Wrote to my Mother. At the Office and then to Mrs. P. C. Brooks’ to see Abby. Settled that ... 9 March 1828 CFA Morning occupied in reading one of Miss Edgeworth’s Tales, Patronage. She displays great ... 10 March 1828 CFA Returned to town this morning. No letters. Read Blackstone at the Office. The day passed ... 11 March 1828 CFA Received no letter from my Father this morning much to my surprise and wrote only a very ... 12 March 1828 CFA Morning occupied in reading Philosophy. Then to the Office engaged in Blackstone pretty much ... 13 March 1828 CFA Returned to town with Mr. Brooks. Conversation with him. Heard of the death of a friend of ... 14 March 1828 CFA Passed the morning in looking up a case for argument at the next meeting of the Moot Court ... 15 March 1828 CFA Wrote to my Mother according to custom after which I went down to the Office and prepared a ... 16 March 1828 CFA Fine day but the ground covered with snow. Remained at home all day, read more of Miss ... 17 March 1828 CFA Returned to town with Mr. Brooks. Found a letter from my Mother in not a bit better spirits ... 18 March 1828 CFA Wrote to my father, then to the Office to read Blackstone. Spent a short time with George, ... 19 March 1828 CFA Morning, Greek Philosophy, then to the Office to read Blackstone. Called at Mr. Brooks’ ... 20 March 1828 CFA Morning, Greek Philosophy, then to the Office. Letter from my Mother in better spirits ... 21 March 1828 CFA Returned to town with Abby and Mr. Brooks in his Carriage. Office. No letters, then to Mrs. ... 22 March 1828 CFA Morning, wrote to my Mother as usual, attempted to be amusing but I fear without much ... 23 March 1828 CFA Morning at home, conversed with Abby, little or nothing material. After dinner I went to ... 24 March 1828 CFA Returned to Boston in the Carriage with Abby. The weather was very stormy. I felt amazingly ... 25 March 1828 CFA Wrote to my father this morning and went to the Office, passed the morning in reading ... 26 March 1828 CFA Greek Philosophy in the morning. Then at the Office reading Blackstone. Wrote a Note to ... 27 March 1828 CFA Reading as usual. Then at the Office reading Blackstone. Nothing remarkable occurred. My ... 28 March 1828 CFA Finished the Pythagorean Philosophy this morning. Office, Blackstone. The day was remarkably ... 29 March 1828 CFA Wrote a letter to my Mother this morning. At the Office. Black­stone. George received ... 30 March 1828 CFA Reading Plato this morning. Started at 9 o’clock for Medford. All the individuals of the ... 31 March 1828 CFA As Chardon Brooks drove my Gig home last Evening, I returned to town with Mr. Brooks. The ...

April

31 July 1827 — 15 October 1828 CFA Diary ... 1 April 1828 CFA Wrote a letter to my Father this morning, but received none from him, which a little ... 2 April 1828 CFA Reading Plato in the morning, then Blackstone at the Office. No letters from home. Nothing ... 3 April 1828 CFA Morning reading Plato. Rode to Medford. Weather cold and harsh. Fast day by the proclamation ... 4 April 1828 CFA Returned to town this morning. Forgot to notice the receipt of a letter from my father ... 5 April 1828 CFA Wrote to my Mother this morning. Then to the Office. Some pages of Blackstone. Received ... 6 April 1828 CFA Read a little Philosophy before going out to Medford. Rode out after breakfast. Weather cold ... 7 April 1828 CFA Returned to town bringing Abby in my Gig with me. Morning cold and unpleasant. George had ... 8 April 1828 CFA Wrote to my father as usual. George positively departed this morning and I took possession ... 9 April 1828 CFA Did not rise until late this morning and did not pay so much attention to philosophy as ... 10 April 1828 CFA Returned to town with Mr. Brooks. Office, morning occupied in reading Reeves. Felt ... 11 April 1828 CFA Morning occupied in reading. At the Office, Reeves. Mr. Curtis called in to know whether any ... 12 April 1828 CFA Did not rise until quite late. Time hangs heavy upon my hands and the elasticity of my mind ... 13 April 1828 CFA Morning quietly at home reading the Chronicles of the Canongate. Went to George’s room to ... 14 April 1828 CFA Received letters from my father as well as my mother. The latter in a very dispirited ... 15 April 1828 CFA I have caught a severe cold and feel unable consequently to get up directly. Wrote a letter ... 16 April 1828 CFA Arose late and found myself suffering with stiffness in consequence of my yesterday’s labour.... 17 April 1828 CFA Arose late and feeling the effects of a violent cold throughout my whole system. Went to the ... 18 April 1828 CFA My cold a little better although attended with a tremendous oppression of my lungs. I do not ... 19 April 1828 CFA Up late. Morning at the Office. Wrote to my Mother, but not in a very connected manner. Read ... 20 April 1828 CFA Morning chilly with hail and snow. At home reading The Guards, a stupid novel. Dined at ... 21 April 1828 CFA Morning, bad weather. Office. No letters but news from Washington that John had got involved ... 22 April 1828 CFA Morning at the Office. Four letters from home but not one of them giving the particulars of ... 23 April 1828 CFA Morning at the Office. Purchased a gold pencil case intended as a present to Abby on her ... 24 April 1828 CFA Morning at the Office. No letters. Wrote one to George in rather bad humour for keeping me ... 25 April 1828 CFA Morning at the Office. No news. Occupied in looking up the law upon a case which I am to ... 26 April 1828 CFA Wrote a letter to my Mother this morning, in a deep fit of the blues. My temper is variable ... 27 April 1828 CFA At home all day. Abby went to Meeting in the morning. My mind was running a good deal upon ... 28 April 1828 CFA Returned to town with Mr. Brooks. The weather has changed at last, and become milder. ... 29 April 1828 CFA Wrote a letter to my father as usual. No news from George yet. Took a little medicine this ... 30 April 1828 CFA Morning at the Office. Read Blackstone attentively this morning. Nothing from home. Went to ...

May

31 July 1827 — 15 October 1828 CFA Diary ... 1 May 1828 CFA Returned to town with Mr. Brooks. We rode round through Cambridge to see the condition of ... 2 May 1828 CFA Morning at the Office reading Blackstone. By application during the two days past I have ... 3 May 1828 CFA Morning at the Office. Wrote a letter to my Mother which occupied me until one o’clock. Went ... 4 May 1828 CFA Quite unwell this beautiful morning. The first true spring day we have had. I took a walk ... 5 May 1828 CFA Returned to Boston with Mr. Brooks. The weather still very fine. George had not returned. ... 6 May 1828 CFA Called at Dr. Welsh’s agreeably to request and conversed some time with Miss Harriet. Then ... 7 May 1828 CFA Morning at the Office, Blackstone. George not returned although I received today a letter ... 8 May 1828 CFA Returned to town in Mr. Brooks’ Carriage with Mrs. Brooks, Mrs. Everett and Abby. The ... 9 May 1828 CFA Morning, Office, reading Blackstone. Afternoon, occupied myself as usual but found a great ... 10 May 1828 CFA My head was but little better although not so violent and convinced me that I wanted ... 11 May 1828 CFA Morning, somewhat better, but felt still a little feverish. This did not prevent my going to ... 12 May 1828 CFA Returned to town. Office, found letters from both my parents. That from my Mother in better ... 13 May 1828 CFA Found myself so uncomfortable this morning although not by any means worse, that after a ... 14 May 1828 CFA At home at my room all day. The weather, having set in for a storm, gave me little or no ... 15 May 1828 CFA Morning, find myself about the same. Weather very rainy and gives me no temptation to go out.... 16 May 1828 CFA Morning, gradually recovering, but very slowly. Weather still con­tinues rainy and damp so ... 17 May 1828 CFA Morning, finished my letter to my Mother and a Note to Abby. Received agreeable ones from my ... 18 May 1828 CFA Morning passed at home, rain again and bad weather. Occupied myself in reading Voltaire’s ... 19 May 1828 CFA Morning at the Office. Blackstone. Weather still unpleasant and rainy. And the town ... 20 May 1828 CFA The weather still continues the same and could almost impress us with the belief that the ... 21 May 1828 CFA Weather much the same. Morning at the Office. Blackstone. Nothing new. Afternoon at Mrs. ... 22 May 1828 CFA Rain still continued with the simple variation of being harder than ever. Morning at the ... 23 May 1828 CFA Morning very fine, after the succession of bad weather, it comes most refreshingly. Went to ... 24 May 1828 CFA Morning fine. Office, letter from my father. Conversation with George. Went to the Gallery ... 25 May 1828 CFA The weather was beautiful and the country looked irrigated and refreshed. I walked to ... 26 May 1828 CFA Returned to town with Mr. Brooks, taking leave of Dr. Thayer and wife. Office, found a ... 27 May 1828 CFA Weather cloudy and disagreeable. Morning at the Office. Letter to my father. Blackstone. ... 28 May 1828 CFA Morning at the Office, but found it impossible to read. The motion that is going on around ... 29 May 1828 CFA Morning at the Office, Blackstone. Conversation with George. Went to the Gallery of ... 30 May 1828 CFA Morning at the Office. Finished Blackstone’s Commentaries which I have read carefully over ... 31 May 1828 CFA Letter to my mother after which went to the Office but not to do much. Heard that Mr. ...

June

31 July 1827 — 15 October 1828 CFA Diary ... 1 June 1828 CFA Weather cloudy, cold and disagreeable. Did not go to Meeting at all today. Morning occupied ... 2 June 1828 CFA Returned to Boston this morning with Chardon Brooks. This day was a repetition of last ... 3 June 1828 CFA Morning at the Office. Occupied in writing a letter to my father. Received one from him of a ... 4 June 1828 CFA Morning at the Office as usual, but spent little of the time in useful occupation. Commenced ... 5 June 1828 CFA Morning at the Office. Kents Commentaries. Received a short letter from Mother containing ... 6 June 1828 CFA Morning at the Office for a few moments. Returned to my room to drive George in a gig to ... 7 June 1828 CFA Morning at the Office. Mr. Webster there for the first time. Wrote a letter to my mother ... 8 June 1828 CFA Fine morning. Went to Meeting and heard Mr. Stetson preach a Sermon which did not amount to ... 9 June 1828 CFA Mr. B. Gorham and his son breakfasted at Medford this morning, having come on horseback. ... 10 June 1828 CFA Morning at the Office. Occupied in writing a letter to my father although I received none ... 11 June 1828 CFA Morning at the Office. Kent. Conversation with George and examination of a cargo of seeds ... 12 June 1828 CFA Returned to town with Mr. Brooks. Then went to Quincy with George in a Gig, going over the ... 13 June 1828 CFA Morning at the Office. Agreeably surprised by finding three letters for me from home. My ... 14 June 1828 CFA Wrote a letter to my Mother which detained me at my room sometime longer than usual. Then to ... 15 June 1828 CFA Fine Morning. The Summer is really commencing. Went to Meeting in the morning and heard Mr. ... 16 June 1828 CFA Rose early both yesterday and this day to take a walk with Abby whose health requires it. ... 17 June 1828 CFA Morning at the Office. Went into the Supreme Court to hear an argument on a motion for a new ... 18 June 1828 CFA Morning at the Office reading Kent. The weather quite warm which in the afternoon turned to ... 19 June 1828 CFA Morning pleasant. I was oppressed with a fit of dullness and low spirits. How much my temper ... 20 June 1828 CFA Continuation of fine weather to pay us for our rainy month. Morning at the Office reading ... 21 June 1828 CFA Morning at the Office. I know not what it is which makes me so sleepy now but I find it ... 22 June 1828 CFA Arose quite late. Went up to see George at his room and found him quite recovered from his ... 23 June 1828 CFA Morning at the Office reading Kent’s Commentaries. Found them dull and myself sleepy. Heard ... 24 June 1828 CFA Morning at the Office. Wrote a letter to my father explaining my ideas upon the power of ... 25 June 1828 CFA Arose very early this morning and went into a Cold Bath at Craigie’s Bridge. The water was ... 26 June 1828 CFA It was cold and I had no object to rise early. Morning at the Office where I accomplished a ... 27 June 1828 CFA Morning at the Office. Read a little of Kent’s book but I find I know almost as much about ... 28 June 1828 CFA Wrote a letter to my Mother in the morning which by reason of the heat and dearth of ... 29 June 1828 CFA The weather exceedingly warm. Went to Meeting in the morning and heard somebody preach a ... 30 June 1828 CFA Returned to Boston with Mr. Brooks. Morning extremely warm. I felt so uncomfortable that I ...

July

31 July 1827 — 15 October 1828 CFA Diary ... 1 July 1828 CFA Arose early this morning and went down to take a bath. Found the water delicious. Returning, ... 2 July 1828 CFA Arose early and occupied in arranging my things which are as yet somewhat out of order. Rode ... 3 July 1828 CFA Morning pleasant. Arose and after a conversation of a singular kind with Abby, rode into ... 4 July 1828 CFA Morning cold but pleasant. Passed the morning in conversation with Abby and reading the last ... 5 July 1828 CFA Rode into Boston. Went to the Office and found a letter for me from my Mother in very good ... 6 July 1828 CFA This day was passed very quietly indeed. I have been obliged to wear thin shoes and silk ... 7 July 1828 CFA Mr. Brooks rode into town with me this morning as he did also on Saturday which I forgot to ... 8 July 1828 CFA Had but little agreeable rest, the accommodations were so bad and I found myself compelled ... 9 July 1828 CFA Arose early and supplied the deficiency which the long continued absence of the last week ... 10 July 1828 CFA After passing a little while with Abby I rode into Boston. Found at the Office for me three ... 11 July 1828 CFA Arose early and occupied myself in weeding the Nursery and putting it in order. Went to ... 12 July 1828 CFA Arose early and engaged a short time before breakfast in the Nursery. After which I went to ... 13 July 1828 CFA Morning quite pleasant. Remained at the house and finished the third Volume of Hutchinson ... 14 July 1828 CFA Rainy and disagreeable weather. After passing a short time with Abby I returned to Boston. ... 15 July 1828 CFA The weather looked so bad this morning that I was doubting about going to Boston but as it ... 16 July 1828 CFA Morning very rainy. I would not have started from Quincy had I not thought that I should be ... 17 July 1828 CFA Left Medford after passing an hour with Abby pleasantly. The weather was very unsettled as ... 18 July 1828 CFA Contrary to my intention formed yesterday, I rode into Boston this morning, Thomas B. Adams ... 19 July 1828 CFA Arose early this morning and commenced writing to my Mother, but did not finish my letter ... 20 July 1828 CFA My morning was occupied in reading Michaux and I took a short walk in the woods to gather ... 21 July 1828 CFA Rode to Boston after passing a short time with Abby. Found myself in low spirits without ... 22 July 1828 CFA Morning occupied in writing and reading a little of Miller’s Gardener’s Dictionary before ... 23 July 1828 CFA Fine morning. Occupied a short time before going to Boston in the Nursery. At the Office and ... 24 July 1828 CFA Morning in the Nursery before breakfast, and then a pleasant ride to Boston. The weather ... 25 July 1828 CFA The weather being warm and my horse not having had a day’s rest for some time, I concluded ... 26 July 1828 CFA Went to Boston expecting a cold day but it turned out one of the warmest of the season. Went ... 27 July 1828 CFA I remained at home all day today. A cold which I lately caught has affected my gums and ... 28 July 1828 CFA Returned to town after an hour with Abby. Found another short letter from my Mother ... 29 July 1828 CFA Wrote to my father as usual this morning. This makes the fortieth letter to him since last ... 30 July 1828 CFA Rode to Boston after reading an hour or more. Found letters from my father and my mother but ... 31 July 1828 CFA After passing an hour as I usually do with Abby I rode to Boston in a shower of rain which ...

August

31 July 1827 — 15 October 1828 CFA Diary ... 1 August 1828 CFA One hour in reading and writing before going to town. Morning at the Office reading Saunders ... 2 August 1828 CFA Wrote a letter to my Mother this morning before going to town, then rode into Boston. ... 3 August 1828 CFA Remained at home during the morning reading Michaux and walking about the grounds. The ... 4 August 1828 CFA Returned to Boston after passing a short time with Abby. Felt a little unwell during the ... 5 August 1828 CFA Went to Boston rather early to be in time for the opening of the Court. Received a letter ... 6 August 1828 CFA Morning rainy and unpleasant. Rode to Boston and attended Court all the morning. Mr. Webster ... 7 August 1828 CFA Rode to Boston this morning with Mr. Brooks in my gig. Morning at the Office reading ... 8 August 1828 CFA Arose very early and after dressing and taking a hurried breakfast I went into Boston. Found ... 9 August 1828 CFA Rode to Boston though late as I was unable immediately to recover from my fatigue of ... 10 August 1828 CFA Passed the morning at home at Medford reading and amusing myself as usual. Time for a good ... 11 August 1828 CFA Returned to Boston though not until late as Abby was long in making up her mind to accompany ... 12 August 1828 CFA Morning occupied in supplying the omission occasioned by my dissipation of the preceding ... 13 August 1828 CFA My sleep at times is lethargic and I find it impossible to rise quite so early as I had ... 14 August 1828 CFA Returned to town, bringing Abby to Winter Hill to spend the day with Mrs. Everett. Morning ... 15 August 1828 CFA Not having any thing in particular to call me to Boston, I decided upon remaining at Quincy ... 16 August 1828 CFA Arose later than usual and had no opportunity to finish a letter to my Mother which I had ... 17 August 1828 CFA Morning pleasant but cool. I remained at home during the whole day not doing a great deal of ... 18 August 1828 CFA This day completes twenty one years of my existence. The opening stage of life has passed ... 19 August 1828 CFA Previous to my starting from here to go to Boston, I continued the conversation with my ... 20 August 1828 CFA Having left my keys in town, I was obliged to omit my usual occupations this morning, and in ... 21 August 1828 CFA After passing an hour with Abby, I returned to Boston. Morning at the Office reading a case ... 22 August 1828 CFA I did not go to town this morning but remained and in the morning took a bath in salt water ... 23 August 1828 CFA My idea of marrying this season is reluctantly abandoned and I shall be compelled to pass ... 24 August 1828 CFA This was a warm day and I was glad to keep the shelter of the house during the whole of it. ... 25 August 1828 CFA I felt the heat of this day more severely than that of any other this summer. It was ... 26 August 1828 CFA Rode into Boston, John being with me, the weather being exceedingly warm. Morning at the ... 27 August 1828 CFA This being Commencement day and my year for taking the last benefit of my education, I rode ... 28 August 1828 CFA I cannot bear the excitement of dissipation as I once could. This day was passed in paying ... 29 August 1828 CFA My languor disappeared but left me quite unwell. John was so sick as to keep his room all ... 30 August 1828 CFA I remained until quite late at Quincy this morning without doing much, owing to my time ... 31 August 1828 CFA My low spirits still continued, not materially decreased by the circumstances that my ...

September

31 July 1827 — 15 October 1828 CFA Diary ... 1 September 1828 CFA Returned to town this morning with my father. The weather was exceedingly warm and our ride ... 2 September 1828 CFA After breakfast, went to the Office much earlier than usual. Sat down to read a little of ... 3 September 1828 CFA Morning, rode to town, although the weather looked exceedingly threatening and unpleasant. ... 4 September 1828 CFA Returned to Boston with Abby whom I left at Mrs. Frothingham’s, then to the Office. Found ... 5 September 1828 CFA Rode to town this morning with George in my gig. Morning at the Office occupied as usual. ... 6 September 1828 CFA Breakfasted at the Exchange and morning at the Office. But I felt very much out of a proper ... 7 September 1828 CFA Sidney Brooks and his wife are here on a visit, Chardon is sick with an attack of Cholera ... 8 September 1828 CFA I was not deterred from the party to Lowell and accordingly after an early breakfast, we ... 9 September 1828 CFA The morning found us in an unfortunate storm of rain, which displayed every prospect of a ... 10 September 1828 CFA Parted from Abby for a short time. I could not increase the regret by a formal leave taking ... 11 September 1828 CFA Roused exceedingly early by the receipt of the mail, which announced to me that my Mother ... 12 September 1828 CFA The day was bright and clear and the sun rose splendidly as we were still more than sixty ... 13 September 1828 CFA We were called shortly after four o’clock, to take the Steamboat for Philadelphia. The ... 14 September 1828 CFA We arrived at Baltimore at about four o’clock and I dressed immediately to go up and obtain ... 15 September 1828 CFA Arose this morning with a headache and numb feeling in my shoulder which gradually ... 16 September 1828 CFA Morning, arose much better. With rubbing my shoulder with spirit, I have prevented any ... 17 September 1828 CFA The stiffness of my shoulder is gradually disappearing. Morning occupied as usual in ... 18 September 1828 CFA Morning passed as usual with my Mother. She seemed tolerably well today. In the afternoon, ... 19 September 1828 CFA Morning passed with my Mother. Conversation relative to my prospects and the situation in ... 20 September 1828 CFA Morning passed in conversation with my Mother. Spirits tolerably good. For the first time ... 21 September 1828 CFA I had intended to have gone to Church this morning, but happening to go to my Mother’s room, ... 22 September 1828 CFA Morning at home as usual. Little or nothing of interest occurring. Politics extremely ... 23 September 1828 CFA Morning at home as usual, with my Mother. Conversation somewhat exhausted but her spirits ... 24 September 1828 CFA Morning at home, but instead of going to ride with my Mother, I took a walk today. Went to ... 25 September 1828 CFA Morning at home. Copied a small portion of the Vaughan Papers on the North Eastern Boundary. ... 26 September 1828 CFA I am satisfied that this very still method of life will never do for me. A year has produced ... 27 September 1828 CFA Arose feeling tolerably well but had scarcely got through with breakfast when my nausea ... 28 September 1828 CFA Awoke this morning feeling quite well, but the idea of sickness has so pervaded me that I ... 29 September 1828 CFA Morning passed at home. Tolerably well, but so completely convinced that I am sick that I ... 30 September 1828 CFA Took some medicine today again in order to prevent any recurrence of these bilious symptoms ...

October

31 July 1827 — 15 October 1828 CFA Diary ... 1 October 1828 CFA The weather today was cloudy with occasional showers of rain which kept us all in the house. ... 2 October 1828 CFA My room was changed this morning and I was established on much more comfortable principles ... 3 October 1828 CFA Morning fine. It was passed without any attention to any particular subject. The morning is ... 4 October 1828 CFA Morning at home. Copied a good deal of the Vaughan papers before breakfast. Had an amusing ... 5 October 1828 CFA Morning at home copying a portion of Mr. Vaughan’s Papers. The day was chill and cloudy so ... 6 October 1828 CFA Passed the morning at home. We breakfast so late now that I have an opportunity to copy some ... 7 October 1828 CFA Morning passed at home. Copying before breakfast and talking afterwards. Received the news ... 8 October 1828 CFA The days of dissipation are gone for me. The succeeding morning brings to me now, nothing ... 9 October 1828 CFA My feelings were not much pleasanter today than they had been yesterday. After writing for a ... 10 October 1828 CFA Copied a portion of Mr. Vaughan’s papers before breakfast which now becomes later and later. ... 11 October 1828 CFA Morning passed much as usual. A portion of it in copying and a part in company with the ... 12 October 1828 CFA Fine clear morning but colder than usual. Copied in the morning and read a little of the ... 13 October 1828 CFA Morning extremely windy and disagreeable. I did not go out of the House during the day. ... 14 October 1828 CFA The weather which for some days has been windy and boisterous is now settling into a clear ... 15 October 1828 CFA Morning passed much as usual, copying a portion of the time and doing nothing more. I am ... 16 October 1828 CFA This morning passed in reading Mr. Burke on the sublime after copying a little. Found myself ... 17 October 1828 — 5 September 1829 CFA Diary ... 17 October 1828 CFA It is usual for me to moralise a little upon commencing a new Volume of my Journal but upon ... 18 October 1828 CFA Morning at home. Read a portion of the Life of Columbus to my Mother. The mail brought us ... 19 October 1828 CFA Arose quite late and had therefore but little time to copy much. After breakfast, I went to ... 20 October 1828 CFA Arose very late owing to the darkness of the morning. It rained very heavily for the first ... 21 October 1828 CFA Morning pleasant. After copying a little, passed the morning in great indolence. Went out ... 22 October 1828 CFA Morning pleasant. Occupied in copying a little and find that I shall get through with the ... 23 October 1828 CFA Morning quite warm. This season is what they call here Indian Summer. At home reading Mr. ... 24 October 1828 CFA Morning pleasant. Passed in reading Mr. Burke and wasting much of the time. After luncheon, ... 25 October 1828 CFA Morning quite warm and pleasant. Passed a portion of it in copying Mr. Vaughan’s papers and ... 26 October 1828 CFA The weather very warm and sultry today. Went to St. John’s this morning and heard Mr. Hawley ... 27 October 1828 CFA Morning passed at home. Little or nothing material occurring. I received a letter this ... 28 October 1828 CFA Morning at home, reading and wasting it, with the exception of a visit or two with Thomas at ... 29 October 1828 CFA Morning beautiful. Remained at home writing and answering a letter from Abby which reached ... 30 October 1828 CFA Pleasant morning. I finished the collection of Vaughan papers this morning, and have not ... 31 October 1828 CFA Arose this morning with a slight head ache which worried me for nearly the whole of the day. ...

November

17 October 1828 — 5 September 1829 CFA Diary ... 1 November 1828 CFA Morning dark and cloudy. I was oppressed with head ache during the morning in consequence ... 2 November 1828 CFA The day extremely cloudy and heavy rain. Being the first rain of any continuance which we ... 3 November 1828 CFA The day was extremely rainy and dark, being in some measure similar in it’s tempestuous ... 4 November 1828 CFA Arose early in the morning and commenced my preparations for my removal. Made all my ... 5 November 1828 CFA I saw none of the family this morning before I left the City. Perhaps this is my last visit, ... 6 November 1828 CFA The rain ceased before morning and we found ourselves moving rapidly towards Philadelphia in ... 7 November 1828 CFA Morning pleasant when we were called up to go on board of the Steam Boat to New York. I had ... 8 November 1828 CFA I found nothing but Clouds and rain upon my awaking this morning and had many fears that I ... 9 November 1828 CFA I slept better than usual in a birth, during the night, and found myself in the morning off ... 10 November 1828 CFA Moments of happiness will pass and if I have already passed the most exquisite minutes of my ... 11 November 1828 CFA Arose early and went to the Office. Finding myself now in possession of one I immediately ... 12 November 1828 CFA Morning extremely rainy, wet and uncomfortable. I remained at home until ten o’clock waiting ... 13 November 1828 CFA I walked down this morning to obtain some wood for my office as tomorrow I propose to put it ... 14 November 1828 CFA Returned to town this morning with Mr. Brooks. The weather was pleasant but cool. I took ... 15 November 1828 CFA I do not know that I have ever had so severe a trial as this. My thoughts are intent upon it ... 16 November 1828 CFA Morning pleasant. I went to St. Paul’s Church after calling upon George who was not prepared ... 17 November 1828 CFA Returned to town this morning after a short conversation with Abby, somehow unaccountably ... 18 November 1828 CFA Morning at the Office. Commenced reading regularly the Massachusetts Reports and propose now ... 19 November 1828 CFA Morning at the Office. Copied out the piece of yesterday evening and showed it to George who ... 20 November 1828 CFA Morning at the Office. Weather stormy and disagreeable. This morning produced to the light ... 21 November 1828 CFA Morning at the Office. I walked down to the Office of the Middlesex Canal to effect a ... 22 November 1828 CFA Morning at the Office. Day very dull and rainy. I was engaged a great part of the morning in ... 23 November 1828 CFA Morning clear and rather cold. I attended Dr. Channing’s Meeting and heard Mr. Gannet, his ... 24 November 1828 CFA Morning at the Office. Walked again to the Middlesex Canal Office, again to be disappointed. ... 25 November 1828 CFA Morning at the Office. Received a letter from my Mother, a little dull, but still in ... 26 November 1828 CFA Morning at the Office. Occupied in reading Law excepting half an hour which I passed in ... 27 November 1828 CFA Morning dull and gloomy. Clouds very heavy. After breakfast, I rode to Medford, the weather ... 28 November 1828 CFA The morning was dark and opened with heavy rain. I was consequently detained pleasantly ... 29 November 1828 CFA Morning at the Office. Wrote a letter to my Mother in answer to two which I have received ... 30 November 1828 CFA This day was passed without any remarkable occurrence excepting a constant attendance at ...

December

17 October 1828 — 5 September 1829 CFA Diary ... 1 December 1828 CFA Morning at the Office and in the Supreme Court. Little or nothing was done however of ... 2 December 1828 CFA Morning at the Office and in Court. Received a letter from my father in answer to the one ... 3 December 1828 CFA Nearly the whole of this morning was consumed in answering my father’s letter. My reply was ... 4 December 1828 CFA Morning at the Office and in Court. Finding nothing interesting in the latter place, I read ... 5 December 1828 CFA Morning at the Office. Occupied in reading Law much as usual. Indeed my life now begins to ... 6 December 1828 CFA Morning at the Office. Time a good deal distracted but I succeeded in writing my usual ... 7 December 1828 CFA Pleasant Morning. Went to Meeting and heard Dr. Channing preach an excellent Sermon. It went ... 8 December 1828 CFA Returned to town earlier than usual by way of showing my resolution. The day was exceedingly ... 9 December 1828 CFA Morning at the Office, occupied much as usual. Read a portion of the Massachusetts Reports ... 10 December 1828 CFA Morning at the Office and in Court. Heard a portion of an argument from Mr. Fletcher; it was ... 11 December 1828 CFA Morning in the Supreme Court and at the Office. Found not much of interest in the first, and ... 12 December 1828 CFA Morning pleasant. Passed the day at the Office and in Court. I generally devote the hour ... 13 December 1828 CFA Nearly all the morning taken up in writing my usual letter to my Mother this morning. I was ... 14 December 1828 CFA It rained during the night but cleared off this morning, the wind being Southerly and warm. ... 15 December 1828 CFA Returned to town this morning bringing Abby with me. Found at the Office a letter from my ... 16 December 1828 CFA Morning at the Office, passed in reading the Massachusetts Reports. Little of any ... 17 December 1828 CFA Morning at the Office, busy in writing my reply to my father’s last letter. It was chiefly ... 18 December 1828 CFA Morning occupied at the Office in reading Law. The day passed without any thing to render it ... 19 December 1828 CFA Morning in Court and at the Office. Read the Massachusetts Reports as usual and passed a ... 20 December 1828 CFA Morning at the Office. Wrote a short letter to my Mother, but as I have but little to say ... 21 December 1828 CFA Morning attended at Meeting and heard Dr. Channing deliver a Sermon on the substance of ... 22 December 1828 CFA Morning, returned to Boston. The weather exceedingly cold but clear. I had a tolerably ... 23 December 1828 CFA Arose this morning to see a little snow. But it lasted only a moment, and the day was clear ... 24 December 1828 CFA Morning at the Office as usual. Read a part of the Massachusetts Reports. In the afternoon, ... 25 December 1828 CFA Morning fine. At the Office. The associations with the recurrence of this day have been to ... 26 December 1828 CFA Morning pleasant. At the Office, reading the Massachusetts Reports, as usual. I have not ... 27 December 1828 CFA Morning pleasant. At the Office reading as usual. Wrote a letter to my Mother in answer to ... 28 December 1828 CFA Morning cloudy but still pleasant. This month has been delightful and has made a material ... 29 December 1828 CFA The weather extremely pleasant. The Country looking beautiful from the effects of a white ... 30 December 1828 CFA Morning at the Office, occupied much as usual. Received a letter from my Mother of a rather ... 31 December 1828 CFA Morning severely cold. At the Office, examining the Law Case without finding much. Read also ...