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1820

Undated

[January 1820]

1 January 1820 CFA No School. Horace Dawes, letter. President’s drawing room, family, cold weather, dinner, Mr.... 2 January 1820 CFA Arise, go to Church. Mr. Brown, Deuteronomy, Chap. 23d. Afternoon, ... 3 January 1820 CFA Arise, go to School, hair dresser. Greek grammar, and Minora, return, evening ... 4 January 1820 CFA Arise, go to School. Cicero’s Oration against Catiline and Minora, return. Evening, ... 5 January 1820 CFA Arise, go to School. Greek grammar and Minora, return, evening, drawing lesson, ... 6 January 1820 CFA Arise. Holiday at School, letter to Langdon. Senate. House of ... 7 January 1820 CFA Arise, go to School. Greek grammar and Minora, return, evening, Mr. and Mrs. ... 8 January 1820 CFA Arise. No School. Dine at my Uncle Smith’s, evening, Mrs. de Neuville’s ball. ... 9 January 1820 CFA Arise, go to Church. Mr. Henry, late, did not hear the text, return, ... 10 January 1820 CFA Arise. Snow storm, go to School. Greek grammar, return, dinner. ... 11 January 1820 CFA Arise, weather fair, go to School. Greek grammar, Minora, return. Evening, usual ... 12 January 1820 CFA Arise, walk to Capitol Hill, dancing master, not to School, Captain Reid, evening, Cardelli. ... 13 January 1820 CFA Arise, go to School. Greek grammar and Minora, return, dine, evening, John ... 14 January 1820 CFA Arise, go to School. Greek grammar and Minora, return, evening, Cardelli. ... 15 January 1820 CFA Arise, no School. Shooting all day, return, evening, letters, cards. ... 16 January 1820 CFA Not at Church all day, letter, day spent in conversation. ... 17 January 1820 CFA Arise, no School. Tooth ache, letters, Shakespear, conversation. ... 18 January 1820 CFA Arise, go to School. Virgil, Minora, return, evening, great ball, danced with much ... 19 January 1820 CFA Arise, go to School. Virgil, Minora, return. John Boyd, evening drawing lesson, ... 20 January 1820 CFA Arise, go to School. Virgil, Minora, return, letter. ... 21 January 1820 CFA Arise, no School. Senate, Mr. Pinckney, Missouri question, too crowded, Aunt Frye’s, ... 22 January 1820 CFA Arise, no School, go shooting, return without sport. ... 23 January 1820 CFA Arise, not at Church, at home all day, letter from Thomas B. Adams. ... 24 January 1820 CFA Arise, go to School, Virgil, Minora, Xenophon, return, evening, Cardelli. ... 25 January 1820 CFA Arise, go to School, Virgil, Minora, finished Xenophon, return, evening, usual ... 26 January 1820 CFA Arise, go to School, Virgil, Minora, commenced Cebes, return, evening, ... 27 January 1820 CFA Arise, go to School, Virgil, Minora, Cebes, return, great dinner, not present. ... 28 January 1820 CFA Arise, go to School, Virgil, Minora, Cebes, return, evening, Cardelli. ... 29 January 1820 CFA Arise, no School, at home all day writing Journal and letters, evening, ... 30 January 1820 CFA Arise. Snow, go to Church, Dr. Morse, Ezekiel, Chap. 18th, verse 13th, ... 31 January 1820 CFA Arise, weather fair, go to School. Virgil, Minora, return, evening at Mrs. ...

[February 1820]

1 February 1820 CFA Arise, go to School, Virgil, Minora, Cebes, return, dinner party. ... 2 February 1820 CFA Arise, no School, House of Representatives, Mr. Randolph, Missouri question, Senate, return ... 3 February 1820 CFA Arise, go to School, weather rainy, Virgil, Minora, return, evening at home. ... 4 February 1820 CFA Arise, no School, hurt my head, Senate, closed, return, go shooting, evening, ... 5 February 1820 CFA Arise, go to School instead of Wednesday, Virgil, Minora, home, Johnson Hellen. ... 6 February 1820 CFA George and John departed, arise, go to Church, Mr. Rice, Luke 8. 1 and 2, ... 7 February 1820 CFA Arise, go to School, Virgil, Minora, Cebes, home, return of John, unexpected, loss ... 8 February 1820 CFA Arise, go to School, Virgil. John left us again. Minora, Cebes, home, party in the ... 9 February 1820 CFA Arise, go to School, Virgil, Minora, Cebes, return home, my Mother, Drawing ... 10 February 1820 CFA Arise, go to School, Virgil, Minora, Cebes, home, dine, evening, play Chess with my ... 11 February 1820 CFA Arise, no School, to the Senate, Missouri Question, Mr. King of New York, crowd, home, ... 12 February 1820 CFA Arise, no School, to the House of Representatives, Mr. Pindall of Virginia, return, evening ... 13 February 1820 CFA Arise, go to Church, Mr. Everett, 1st Corinthians, 7. 29. Return, evening, ... 14 February 1820 CFA Arise, go to School, Cicero, Minora, review, home, dinner, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, ... 15 February 1820 CFA Arise, go to School, Cicero, Minora, review, home, dinner party, very ...

1823

Undated

[December 1823]

1 December 1823 — 31 December 1823 CFA It is my intention in commencing this book to improve my style of writing by means ... 18 December 1823 CFA Arose considerably fatigued by the exertions last evening and the late hour at ... 19 December 1823 CFA Arose this morning considerably refreshed and walked over to Mrs. Gilman’s to ... 20 December 1823 CFA For the last twelve miles to Hartford we travelled over the ground which was some ... 21 December 1823 CFA The journey was slow and we did not get to New York till after six in the next ... 22 December 1823 CFA Thus we travelled on, rapidly and comfortably throughout the night and at six ... 23 December 1823 CFA At about one in the morning, we were roused by the announcement of our arrival at ... 24 December 1823 CFA Arose this morning very much refreshed and scarcely feeling any effects from the ... 25 December 1823 CFA Arose this morning in high spirits and caught Johnson and John in the first ... 26 December 1823 CFA Up late as usual to make up for the deficiencies in the evening. After breakfast ... 27 December 1823 CFA Arose this morning rather late, and after breakfast set myself looking around to ... 28 December 1823 CFA Did not attend Church to day but staid at home and took Medicine in order to start ... 29 December 1823 CFA I spent this day at home also and repeated my Medicine. The Morning was employed in ... 30 December 1823 CFA After studying my Geography and reading my number of essays, I went in the carriage ... 31 December 1823 CFA Performed my usual duties this morning, after which I took a walk with Johnson and ...

1824

[January 1824]

1 January 1824 CFA It was a very rainy day and very discouraging to the good people of Washington and ... 2 January 1824 CFA Spent the morning reading, which I was obliged to omit yesterday on account ... 3 January 1824 CFA I did not go out of the house all day. After spending my morning in reading Bacon ... 4 January 1824 CFA I did not attend Church or go out of the house all day. I read some of Lord Bacon ... 5 January 1824 CFA This morning I read my Geography and Bacon for the last time for a week or ... 6 January 1824 CFA The house all in disorder today and every body employed in fixing the lower rooms. ... 7 January 1824 CFA Employed to day, much in the same way with the whole of the last week. The wreaths ... 8 January 1824 CFA We were busily employed during the whole course of the day in arranging the supper ... 9 January 1824 CFA Arose this morning very late owing to the lateness of the hour last evening when we ... 10 January 1824 CFA My fatigue has not yet gone off entirely and as this was a day of no interest out I ... 11 January 1824 CFA Again this day was spent without going near to a Church making the fourth Sunday ... 12 January 1824 CFA As it had now become pretty late and the debates will soon become interesting, I ... 13 January 1824 CFA Owing to the uninteresting speaker yesterday I omitted going to the Capitol today, ... 14 January 1824 CFA This day, as we heard Mr. Clay was going to speak and answer Mr. Barbour who spoke ... 15 January 1824 CFA I resumed today the usual course of studies at least in part by reading two maps of ... 16 January 1824 CFA After reading my maps and having a pleasant morning conversation after breakfast on ... 17 January 1824 CFA Spent this morning at home, and read my maps. As there was no House of ... 18 January 1824 CFA This day, for the first time since I have been here I went to the Capitol to hear ... 19 January 1824 CFA After going over my maps rather hastily to day, I got into the Carriage with ... 20 January 1824 CFA After the usual morning exercise I went to the Capitol and found Mr. Poinsett speaking ... 21 January 1824 CFA After the usual morning exercises I went to the Capitol with John who felt ... 1 April 1824 — 30 April 1824 CFA Journal of a Vacation spent in Washingtonin the Winter of my Junior ... 22 January 1824 CFA After the usual exercises in the morning I went to the House of Representatives to ... 23 January 1824 CFA This morning I performed my duties very soon and hastened to the House to hear the ... 24 January 1824 CFA My usual numbers of maps being finished this morning as well as Bacon who has been ... 25 January 1824 CFA It was very rainy indeed this morning, but as my father was going to the Capitol, I ... 26 January 1824 CFA Continued my studies in Geography and read Lord Bacon, also one or two numbers in ... 27 January 1824 CFA This morning after having gone through the customary portion, I went to the House ... 28 January 1824 CFA Coming down after the usual time spent upstairs in the morning, I heard the death ... 29 January 1824 CFA Morning spent upstairs, then to the Capitol. Mr. Stevenson of Virginia delivering ... 30 January 1824 CFA After having spent the morning as usual I went to the House to hear Mr. Randolph in ... 31 January 1824 CFA Exercises performed as usual. Madame and Mary went with Monsieur to Mrs. de ...

[February 1824]

1 February 1824 CFA For the first time this Winter, we had a cold day, in truth, hitherto it has been ... 2 February 1824 CFA This day was spent at home, in finishing my lord Bacon and in reading miscellanies. ... 3 February 1824 CFA The Weather continued remarkably cold and for the first time this season the ... 4 February 1824 CFA Spent the day at home, again, although the family all went except Madame to the ... 5 February 1824 CFA My Geography having been finished yesterday, the few remaining days of this ... 6 February 1824 CFA Attended the Supreme Court this morning and heard Mr. Emmett in continuation, but ... 7 February 1824 CFA Nothing to do today, and my feelings not the most agreable on account of the close ... 8 February 1824 CFA Did not attend Church today, but on account of the loveliness of the day I was ... 9 February 1824 CFA Arose today and went to the House of Representatives for the last time this year. I ... 10 February 1824 CFA Arose this morning at an early hour, and dressed myself again in my travelling ... 11 February 1824 CFA I do not recollect ever passing a more uncomfortable night than the one I am now ... 12 February 1824 CFA Roused this morning at half past three o’clock, after a very uncomfortable night ... 13 February 1824 CFA Roused this morning at half past three o’clock and started for New York after ... 14 February 1824 CFA Up this morning soon after six, and crossed the North river in the ferry boat. The ... 15 February 1824 CFA The weather in the course of night became very bad and it was with great ill will ... 16 February 1824 CFA Arose this morning very much refreshed although in very low spirits on account of ... 17 February 1824 — 19 February 1824 CFA Arose this morning 17th after having spent a very moderately comfortable ...

[March 1824]

1 March 1824 CFA Missed Prayers and recitations all day, quiet at home, Dr. Johnson, Life of ... 2 March 1824 CFA Prayers, recitation, Enfield. Lectures, Mr. Willard, Mr. Farrar, Tacitus, ... 3 March 1824 CFA Missed Prayers, recitation, Enfield, Spanish, Tacitus, lecture, Mr. Willard, Mr. ... 4 March 1824 CFA Prayers, recitation, Enfield, a Forensic, Tacitus, Mr. Otis, evening at home. ... 5 March 1824 CFA Prayers, recitation, Enfield, Spanish, Lectures, Mr. Willard, Mr. Farrar, ... 6 March 1824 CFA Prayers, recitation, Enfield, Lecture, Mr. Willard, day quiet at home, Belknap’s ... 7 March 1824 CFA Missed Prayers, Chapel, Dr. Ware, Dr. Kirkland, very dull, evening at my ... 8 March 1824 CFA Prayers, recitation, Enfield, Spanish, Homer, Lectures, Mr. Willard, Mr. Farrar, ... 9 March 1824 CFA Missed Prayers, recitation, Enfield, Homer, Lectures, Mr. Willard, Mr. ... 10 March 1824 CFA Prayers, recitation, Enfield, Spanish, Homer. Lectures, Mr. Willard, Mr. Farrar, ... 11 March 1824 CFA Prayers, recitation, Enfield, a Theme, Homer, Lectures, Mr. Willard, Mr. Farrar. ... 12 March 1824 CFA Missed Prayers, recitation, Enfield, Spanish, Lectures, Mr. Willard, Mr. Farrar. ... 13 March 1824 CFA Prayers, recitation, Enfield, feel very uncomfortable, lounge at the Bookstore, decision of ... 14 March 1824 CFA Missed Prayers, Chapel, Dr. Ware, Dr. Kirkland, sleepy, quiet at home, evening ... 15 March 1824 CFA Prayers, recitation, Enfield, Spanish, Tacitus, Lectures, Mr. Willard, Mr. ...

[April 1824]

1 April 1824 CFA Missed Prayers, Fast day, Chapel, Dr. Kirkland, Dr. Ware, very interesting. Evening ... 2 April 1824 CFA Prayers, recitation, Enfield, Spanish, Lecture, Mr. Farrar, Declamation, evening, ... 3 April 1824 CFA Prayers, recitation, Enfield, lounge at the Book store, purchase, at home all day, ... 4 April 1824 CFA Missed Prayers, Chapel, Dr. Kirkland, Dr. Ware, afternoon walk, evening at Tudor’s, ... 5 April 1824 CFA Prayers, recitation, Enfield, Spanish, no afternoon exercise, pleasant day, ride to ... 6 April 1824 CFA Prayers, recitation, Enfield, Homer, Lecture, Mr. Farrar, evening quiet at ... 7 April 1824 CFA Prayers, recitation, Enfield, Spanish, Homer, Lecture, Mr. Farrar, evening ... 8 April 1824 CFA Prayers, recitation, Enfield, A Forensic, Homer, evening at home, noise at ... 9 April 1824 CFA Prayers, recitation, Enfield, Spanish, Declamation, Lecture, Mr. Farrar, evening, ... 10 April 1824 CFA Missed Prayers and recitation, morning occupied at home, afternoon to Boston with ... 11 April 1824 CFA Missed Prayers, Chapel, Mr. Frothingham. Quiet at home, Roscoe’s life of Leo ... 12 April 1824 CFA Missed Prayers, recitation, felt unwell, omitted Spanish exercise, Tacitus, Lecture, Mr. ... 13 April 1824 CFA Prayers, recitation, Enfield, Tacitus, Lecture, Mr. Farrar, evening at home, ... 14 April 1824 CFA Prayers, recitation, Enfield, Spanish, Tacitus, Lecture, Mr. Farrar, evening walk, ... 15 April 1824 CFA Prayers, recitation, Enfield, A Theme, Tacitus, evening at my room, visits, ...

Undated

[May 1824]

1 May 1824 CFA Arose, attended Prayers and morning recitation half an hour afterwards. The ... 2 May 1824 CFA Missed Prayers, but I arose notwithstanding and immediately sat down to my journal ... 3 May 1824 CFA Arose and after looking over the lesson in Astronomy, attended Prayers and ... 4 May 1824 CFA Arose and after reexamining my lesson in Astronomy, attended Prayers and ... 5 May 1824 CFA Arose and after a very slight review of my lesson attended Prayers and recitation. ... 6 May 1824 CFA Spent an hour this morning studying my Astronomy lesson, then attended Prayers and ... 7 May 1824 CFA Arose and after reading over Astronomy, attended Prayers and recitation after which ... 8 May 1824 CFA Owing to my being up so late last night I did not arise quite so early this morning ... 9 May 1824 CFA Arose very late this morning after having missed Prayers. The late hour at which I ... 10 May 1824 CFA Arose and after again looking over my Astronomy attended Prayers. Did the same ... 11 May 1824 CFA Studied my Astronomy before Prayers and spent the interval in writing my Journal. ... 12 May 1824 CFA Looked over my Astronomy with more care than usual, attended Prayers and having ... 13 May 1824 CFA Arose and studied my lesson, both before Prayers and in the Interval. Mr. Hayward ... 14 May 1824 CFA Missed Morning Prayers and recitations all day. My feelings to day were not of a ... 15 May 1824 CFA Arose considerably refreshed although feeling still quite feverish in consequence ... 16 May 1824 CFA Arose feeling considerably better, but not clear of the burning feeling which has ... 17 May 1824 CFA Arose, feeling perfectly well, but having fixed my mind upon going away I went to ... 18 May 1824 CFA Although not extraordinarily late, I found my breakfast laid by and the room ... 19 May 1824 CFA I this Morning changed the time of rising according to admonition, and appeared ... 20 May 1824 CFA Arose this Morning and immediately after breakfast took a long walk with Thomas ... 21 May 1824 CFA Very late this Morning, Every body having done breakfast some time since. Although ... 22 May 1824 CFA The ladies having become exceedingly scandalized at our late hours of rising sent ... 23 May 1824 CFA Arose early, comparatively speaking with yesterday. Owing to the state of my dress, ... 24 May 1824 CFA This Morning was employed as usual, I doing nothing except reading the second part ... 25 May 1824 CFA Employed this morning as usual. We are so monotonous here at present that it is ... 26 May 1824 CFA Arose very late this morning owing to the late hour at which we retired, Thomas and ... 27 May 1824 CFA Thomas Hellen took his leave this morning for Exeter, evidently much against his ... 28 May 1824 CFA Up very late this morning, so that the morning passed rapidly. I finished Mrs. Opie ... 29 May 1824 CFA After a breakfast a la Solitaire, I sat with the family all the Morning neglecting ... 30 May 1824 CFA Owing to the heat of the night, the jarring of the last evening it was long before I became ... 31 May 1824 CFA George went this morning before I was up and Mrs. Harrod still remained one day ... 1 May 1824 — 31 May 1824 CFA On reexamining attentively and impartially my Journal for the preceding Month and ...

[June 1824]

1 June 1824 CFA Arose much as usual. Mrs. Harrod went to Boston this Morning with Mrs. Adams and ... 2 June 1824 CFA Owing to unusual negligence I did not close the month of May until today. I did not ... 3 June 1824 CFA I was compelled to change my determination of returning to Cambridge today partly ... 4 June 1824 CFA Upon rising this Morning, I found the weather bad for my intended departure, but ... 5 June 1824 CFA I did not attend Prayers this Morning as they were voluntary and it would have been ... 6 June 1824 CFA Missed Prayers this Morning, this being the last which it is my intention to allow ... 7 June 1824 CFA Arose and attended Prayers, and recitation in Astronomy half an hour afterwards. ... 8 June 1824 CFA Arose and after reading two Chapters in Genesis, attended Prayers, after which I ... 9 June 1824 CFA Attended Prayers, but was very late in getting up. My walk of last Evening had ... 10 June 1824 CFA Attended Prayers and having looked over my review in the interval, recitation. I ... 11 June 1824 CFA After a very sleepless night, from what cause I know not, I arose, dressed myself ... 12 June 1824 CFA Attended Prayers, read two Chapters in the Bible, looked over my lesson and went to ... 13 June 1824 CFA My excessive fatigue of yesterday made me sleep until the break­fast bell had announced the ... 14 June 1824 CFA Attended Prayers and recitation this morning, read my two Chapters as usual and the ... 15 June 1824 CFA Attended Prayers but as usual had no recitation this Morning. I read my Chapters in ... 16 June 1824 CFA Missed Prayers. At study bell I attended a lecture of Mr. Channings. His subject ... 17 June 1824 CFA I missed Prayers and recitation this morning as I had not got my lesson and was ... 18 June 1824 CFA Arose and having read my Enfield over attended Prayers and recitation. I then read ... 19 June 1824 CFA I missed Prayers and recitations this morning unintentionally how­ever as I had intended to ... 20 June 1824 CFA My excessive fatigue and uncomfortable night made me delay my time of rising until ... 21 June 1824 CFA Attended Prayers and recitation in Enfield this Morning reading my Chapters in the recess. ... 22 June 1824 CFA Missed Prayers as I did not awake early enough by about one minute. I read my Bible and ... 23 June 1824 CFA Attended Prayers, read my lesson over, and my Bible, lastly went to recitation. We ... 24 June 1824 CFA Missed Prayers again this Morning through mere negligence, but attended recitation. I have ... 25 June 1824 CFA Missed Prayers and recitation in Enfield this morning although I have already taken ... 26 June 1824 CFA Missed Prayers and recitation this Morning although it is among the first in the ... 27 June 1824 CFA Missed Prayers, but attended Chapel on one of the warmest days we have had this ... 28 June 1824 CFA Missed Prayers this Morning although very anxious to attend indeed. I had cautioned ... 29 June 1824 CFA Attended Prayers this Morning for the first time for some days, and recitation. ... 30 June 1824 CFA Attended Prayers and recitation, but very luckily was not called upon in the ... 1 June 1824 — 30 June 1824 CFA I have read my Journal over, and find a sad deficiency this Month in my resolutions ...

[July 1824]

1 July 1824 CFA Attended Prayers and recitation in Enfield this morning, after which I read my ... 2 July 1824 CFA I had intended to have gone to recitation but my rest this night was disturbed by ... 3 July 1824 CFA Missed Prayers and recitation again for I could not help it, the lesson was so hard ... 4 July 1824 CFA Arose, after having again missed Prayers, but this is as usual for I have not ... 5 July 1824 CFA Attended Prayers and recitation this morning, being prevented from sleeping by the ... 6 July 1824 CFA Arose considerably but not entirely refreshed from the dreadful fatigue of ... 7 July 1824 CFA Attended Prayers and recitations this morning very fortunately, and was called upon ... 8 July 1824 CFA Missed Prayers but awoke in sufficient time to attend recitation, not in very good ... 9 July 1824 CFA Attended Prayers and recitation in Enfield but was not called upon, Mr. Hayward ... 10 July 1824 CFA Arose and after reading over my lesson attended Prayers and recitation in Enfield ... 11 July 1824 CFA Arose considerably refreshed this Morning, and took breakfast. Found Cunningham ... 12 July 1824 CFA Arose and attended Prayers and recitations. I was taken up this morning but it is ... 13 July 1824 CFA Missed Prayers and recitation very unintentionally indeed, my drowsy faculties ... 14 July 1824 CFA Missed Prayers and recitation again this morning, although I had cautioned ... 15 July 1824 CFA Attended Prayers and the last recitation in Enfield. I am rejoiced at this as it ... 16 July 1824 CFA Attended Prayers and recitation in Topography. Mr. Heyward has cheated the class ... 17 July 1824 CFA Attended Prayers and recitation in Topography. Went to the bookstore and Athenaeum, ... 18 July 1824 CFA Missed Prayers this Morning, as usual with me, this being truly my only morning of ... 19 July 1824 CFA Attended Prayers and recitation in Topography this Morning. I was not taken up as usual. I ... 20 July 1824 CFA Attended Prayers and recitation in Topography this morning and was taken up upon a ... 21 July 1824 CFA Attended Prayers and, after employing the interval in getting my lesson, recitation ... 22 July 1824 CFA Attended Prayers and recitation in Topography. After breakfast I sat myself down ... 23 July 1824 CFA Attended Prayers and recitation in Topography, and then came home and dressed ... 24 July 1824 CFA Attended Prayers and recitation in Topography. A very remarkable thing indeed after ... 25 July 1824 CFA Missed Prayers this morning according to privilege, which I do enjoy most ... 26 July 1824 CFA Attended Prayers and recitation in Topography. After breakfast attended Mr. ... 27 July 1824 CFA Arose and looked over my lesson before Prayers, which I attended, and recitation in ... 28 July 1824 CFA Arose and studied my Topography, after which I attended Prayers and recitation in ... 29 July 1824 CFA Arose and looked over my lesson, but felt so much fatigued that I went to sleep ... 30 July 1824 CFA Attended Prayers and recitation in Topography, fortunately was taken up in the ... 31 July 1824 CFA Missed Prayers and recitation this morning for the first time for almost three ...

[August 1824]

1 August 1824 CFA Missed Prayers this morning as usual and from a slight indisposition sent Sheafe to ... 2 August 1824 CFA Attended Prayers and recitation this Morning in Topography. I was taken up first ... 3 August 1824 CFA Attended Prayers and, after the interval, recitation. After breakfast, I went to ... 4 August 1824 CFA Attended Prayers and recitation in Topography but was not taken up as usual. After ... 5 August 1824 CFA Attended Prayers and, after the interval, recitation in Topography. The lesson was ... 6 August 1824 CFA Attended Prayers and recitation in Topography. Came home and spent the time until ... 7 August 1824 CFA I missed Prayers this morning, not hearing either bell. I arose however in time to ... 8 August 1824 CFA Missed Prayers this morning and was at breakfast about the usual time. I employed ... 9 August 1824 CFA Attended Prayers and recitation in Topography. Was taken up and acquitted myself ... 10 August 1824 CFA Attended Prayers and recitation in Topography in which this morning I was ... 11 August 1824 CFA Attended Prayers and recitation in Topography. I was left in peace this morning for ... 12 August 1824 CFA Attended Prayers and recitation in Topography. This is the commencement of the easy ... 13 August 1824 CFA Arose too late for Prayers, to which I trusted last night to copy the sums which ... 14 August 1824 CFA Attended Prayers, but we were rejoiced this morning at finding that Mr. Hayward was ... 15 August 1824 CFA Missed Prayers this morning, the last Sunday in the Junior Year in which I have not ... 16 August 1824 CFA Attended Prayers and recitation this morning. I copied all my sums in the interval ... 17 August 1824 CFA Arose but late for this house as they breakfast earlier here than at Cambridge. The ... 18 August 1824 CFA On this day I am seventeen years old. Early in life and full of hopes, entering ... 19 August 1824 CFA Missed Prayers and recitation this Morning, it being the last Exercise in the term. ... 20 August 1824 CFA Missed Prayers this Morning, arose, and found myself much refreshed. After taking ... 21 August 1824 CFA Missed Prayers this morning, arose, feeling again restored to strength. Found ... 22 August 1824 CFA Arose and spent the morning reading Redgauntlet and writing my Journal. The novel I ... 23 August 1824 CFA Arose earlier than usual this morning in order to prepare for the Stage to go to ... 24 August 1824 CFA Arose much later than I had any idea of, and after breakfasting, went down to the ... 25 August 1824 CFA Arose and walked out immediately to the Athenaeum. The village was becoming very ... 26 August 1824 CFA Arose a Senior Sophister at Harvard University. Although the day was not fair, ... 27 August 1824 CFA Arose but much too late for the Stage in which I intended to have gone. I just gave ... 28 August 1824 CFA Arose and after breakfast sat down to the important business of writing my Journal ... 29 August 1824 CFA Arose but cannot say I was quite lucky enough to word omitted breakfast, for ... 30 August 1824 CFA Arose early this morning as I wished to take advantage of the stage to Boston in ... 31 August 1824 CFA Arose extremely late, the weather very rainy indeed and making it evident that amusement ...

[September 1824]

1 September 1824 CFA Arose, weather still rainy. I spent the morning in writing my Journal comfortably in the ... 2 September 1824 CFA Arose and after breakfast as my Uncle wished to write this morning which deprives ... 3 September 1824 CFA Arose just in time to get into the stage for Boston. I had expected to have gone in ... 4 September 1824 CFA Arose and after breakfast, as it rained very violently, I kept myself in the house ... 5 September 1824 CFA Arose rather late this morning and therefore could do but little before it was time ... 6 September 1824 CFA Arose quite late this morning owing to a restless and disturbed night, and after a ... 7 September 1824 CFA Arose very late again today and found all the family at their occupations and even ... 8 September 1824 CFA Arose and breakfasted, the day bleak and rainy. I consequently remained at home ... 9 September 1824 CFA Arose and breakfasted, the day fair but exceedingly cold. I was shivering the ... 10 September 1824 CFA Arose and after breakfasting, I read the paper and wrote my Journal, matters of not ... 11 September 1824 CFA Arose a little earlier than I had myself expected considering that I had been up ... 12 September 1824 CFA It was so late this morning before I arose that I found it impossible to do any ... 13 September 1824 CFA Arose earlier than usual this morning being roused by a call from my Uncle to go ... 14 September 1824 CFA Arose and after breakfasting, took the opportunity to write my Journal, before ... 15 September 1824 CFA Arose, day extremely warm, indeed the three last have been as hot as any part of ... 16 September 1824 CFA Arose feeling quite unwell as I had no rest whatever during the night, and I found ... 17 September 1824 CFA Arose though not feeling much better in health. What could have brought on my ... 18 September 1824 CFA Arose considerably better than I was before and with spirits considerably revived. ... 19 September 1824 CFA Up early this morning and for once breakfasted with the family. The weather misty, ... 20 September 1824 CFA Arose and after breakfast reviewed a part of Paley as usual. It was a part which is ... 21 September 1824 CFA Arose and was greeted in the first place by a letter from John. It was a long one but not ... 22 September 1824 CFA Arose and after breakfast read twenty five pages farther in Paley as a sort of ... 23 September 1824 CFA Arose and after breakfast read over twenty five pages more of Paley which finishes ... 24 September 1824 CFA Arose and after breakfast commenced my preparations for departure. This house is ... 25 September 1824 CFA Arose and dressed myself quickly in order to get to Mr. Cruft’s in time to see my ... 26 September 1824 CFA Missed Prayers this Morning commencing the year in no better way than formerly. I ... 27 September 1824 CFA Missed Prayers this Morning although awake before the bell rung. I was in time ... 28 September 1824 CFA Attended Prayers and recitation this morning, was not called upon, fortunately, or ... 29 September 1824 CFA Attended Prayers this morning although tardy, and recitation afterwards in which I ... 30 September 1824 CFA Attended Prayers and recitation, and was again reprieved for a time. I now think ...

[October 1824]

1 October 1824 CFA Attended Prayers this morning and recitation in Topography. I was called upon today ... 2 October 1824 CFA Missed Prayers this morning and did not arise until breakfast time. The class as ... 3 October 1824 CFA Missed Prayers this morning and arose late to breakfast, after which I sat down and ... 4 October 1824 CFA Attended Prayers and recitation in Topography this morning as usual. After ... 5 October 1824 CFA Attended Prayers and recitation and was very unexpectedly called upon by Mr. ... 6 October 1824 CFA Attended Prayers and recitation in Topography. After breakfast, I went as usual to ... 7 October 1824 CFA Attended Prayers and recitation, was called upon and acquitted myself as well as ... 8 October 1824 CFA Attended Prayers and recitation this morning as usual. The room was rather empty ... 9 October 1824 CFA Missed Prayers and arose in time for breakfast and attendance upon Mr. Everett’s ... 10 October 1824 CFA Missed Prayers and arose just in time for my breakfast. I am now always the last in ... 11 October 1824 CFA Attended Prayers and recitation this Morning as usual. After breakfast attended ... 12 October 1824 CFA Attended Prayers and recitation as usual in Topography. Part of the class have seceded so ... 13 October 1824 CFA Attended Prayers and recitation this morning, without any thing uncommon happening. ... 14 October 1824 CFA Attended Prayers and recitation in Topography as usual. After breakfast went to Mr. ... 15 October 1824 CFA Arose and dressed myself, my brother according to his usual custom having arisen ... 16 October 1824 CFA Missed Prayers this morning without my intending it in the least. After breakfast ... 17 October 1824 CFA Missed Prayers, and as I did not feel exceedingly well, I thought it would be some ... 18 October 1824 CFA Attended Prayers and recitation this morning to Mr. Hayward with usual success. ... 19 October 1824 CFA Attended Prayers and recitation in Topography. Our lessons are very much easier ... 20 October 1824 CFA Attended Prayers and recitation this morning as usual. Mr. Hey­ward being extremely ... 21 October 1824 CFA Attended Prayers and recitation in Topography this morning and after breakfast went ... 22 October 1824 CFA Attended Prayers and recitation in Topography. After breakfast went to Mr. ... 23 October 1824 CFA Missed Prayers again this morning. After Breakfast attended Mr. Everett’s Lecture. ... 24 October 1824 CFA Missed Prayers as usual and went to breakfast after having enjoyed a delightful ... 25 October 1824 CFA Attended Prayers and recitation this morning as usual. After breakfast we went to ... 26 October 1824 CFA Missed Prayers but attended recitation this morning, the day looking rather ... 27 October 1824 CFA Missed Prayers and recitation this morning, being too fatigued to rise early. I was ... 28 October 1824 CFA Attended Prayers and recitation in Topography, after which I attended Lecture but ... 29 October 1824 CFA Attended Prayers and recitation in Topography. I went down today to see what had ... 30 October 1824 CFA Missed Prayers this Morning and scarcely arose in time to pursue the plan I had ... 31 October 1824 CFA Arose and sat myself down to spend the day comfortably at home. I had the good ...

[November 1824]

1 November 1824 CFA Quincy, arise, breakfast, reading all day, general election for President, my ... 2 November 1824 CFA Arise, go to Boston. Stage. My Uncle, Mr. Cook’s Office. George, business, return ... 3 November 1824 CFA Arise, continue my name out, employed all day making up my Diary. Evening supper at ... 4 November 1824 CFA Name still out, continue upon my Diary. Lecture from Mr. Everett, evening spent at home. ... 5 November 1824 CFA Missed Prayers and recitation in Topography. Mr. Everett’s Lecture. Declamation, ... 6 November 1824 CFA Missed Prayers, remain at Cambridge all day, employed in reading and writing my ... 7 November 1824 CFA Missed Prayers, attended Chapel, President Kirkland, Mr. Pierpont, finish my large Diary and ... 8 November 1824 CFA Missed Prayers and recitation in Topography. Mr. Everett’s Lecture, Mr. Farrar’s ... 9 November 1824 CFA Prayers, recitation, Topography, review, Mr. Everett, Mr. Farrar, miss in Paley, ... 10 November 1824 CFA Prayers, recitation, Topography, Mr. Everett, Mr. Farrar, Paley. Evening, reading ... 11 November 1824 CFA Missed Prayers and recitation in Topography, writing notes and reading Corinne, no ... 12 November 1824 CFA Missed Prayers and the last lesson in Topography and Mathematics, Mr. Everett, ... 13 November 1824 CFA Missed Prayers, Mr. Everett closed his course for the season, at Cambridge all day, ... 14 November 1824 CFA Missed Prayers, excused from Chapel, reading Corinne and writing notes to Mr. ... 15 November 1824 CFA Missed Prayers, lesson set in Gorham, Mr. Farrar and Paley both attended, ... 16 November 1824 CFA Prayers, recitation, Chemistry, Astronomy, Paley, Moral Philosophy, evening, Supper ... 17 November 1824 CFA Missed Prayers, recitation, Chemistry, Astronomy, Paley, evening, walk, visit to ... 18 November 1824 CFA Missed Prayers, recitation, Chemistry. A Theme, day wasted, visits to Bartlett and ... 19 November 1824 CFA Prayers, recitation, Chemistry, Declamation, high spirits. Ride with Otis, Franklin ... 20 November 1824 CFA Missed Prayers, at home all day, reflection, happy feelings, evening very ... 21 November 1824 CFA Missed Prayers, Chapel, President Kirkland, Dr. Ware, evening, quiet at home. ... 22 November 1824 CFA Prayers, recitation, Chemistry, Astronomy, Say’s Political Economy, first lesson, evening at ... 23 November 1824 CFA Prayers, recitation, Chemistry, Astronomy, Say, evening at Otis’s. Conversation ... 24 November 1824 CFA Missed Prayers and recitation, unwell and excused from exercises all day, occupied ... 25 November 1824 CFA Omitted all the exercises today, wrote a Forensic, day much wasted, mind ... 26 November 1824 CFA Missed Prayers and other Exercises, ride with Otis, Billiards at the Franklin ... 27 November 1824 CFA Missed Prayers, morning quiet at home, visit from Howard, afternoon, Champagne and ... 28 November 1824 CFA Missed Prayers, Chapel, Dr. Kirkland, Dr. Ware, evening visit from Howard, Supper ... 29 November 1824 CFA Missed Prayers, recitation, Chemistry, Astronomy, Say, evening, small party at ... 30 November 1824 CFA Prayers, recitation, Chemistry. Stage to Boston, Dr. Welsh’s, George, dine with ...

[December 1824]

1 December 1824 CFA Quincy. Medicine, arise, at home all day. Electoral Colleges vote, much conversation with my ... 2 December 1824 CFA Arise, Thanksgiving day, attend Meeting, Mr. Whitney, moderate sermon, return, ... 3 December 1824 CFA Arise, weather stormy, remain at home all day, reading the Athenaeum, rather dull, ... 4 December 1824 CFA Arise, weather continues bad, still at home, idling time, Edwards’ West Indies, Abby, Susan ... 5 December 1824 CFA Arise, cold weather, not at Church all day., beyond my time of absence, evening, ... 6 December 1824 CFA Arise, Stage to Boston, dine at Dr. Welsh’s, Worsley, conversation with George. ... 7 December 1824 CFA Prayers, recitation, Chemistry, Mr. Farrar, Paley, evening, ride to town with ... 8 December 1824 CFA Prayers, recitation, Chemistry, Mr. Farrar, miss in Say, ride with Rundlet, Savin ... 9 December 1824 CFA Missed Prayers and recitation in Chemistry, carry up a Theme, Say, evening writing ... 10 December 1824 CFA Missed Prayers, recitation, Chemistry, Declamation, writing, evening, Supper at ... 11 December 1824 CFA Missed Prayers, nostalgia, morning at home, Boston with Rundlet, George, ... 12 December 1824 CFA Missed Prayers, Chapel, Dr. Ware, President Kirkland, stupid, afternoon at ... 13 December 1824 CFA Prayers, recitation, Chemistry, Mr. Farrar, Say, evening, part at home, and the ... 14 December 1824 CFA Missed Prayers, recitation, Chemistry, Mr. Farrar, Say, evening, a small Supper at Sheafe’s, ... 15 December 1824 CFA Prayers, recitation, Chemistry, Mr. Farrar, Say, evening, Howard, to Boston, a ... 16 December 1824 CFA Prayers, recitation, Chemistry, Dr. Kirkland, leave of absence, ride to Boston, ... 17 December 1824 CFA Quincy, my Grandfather, Conversation, politics, return to Cambridge, pack, again to ... 18 December 1824 CFA Leave Boston, Stage to Providence, Easterly Storm, arrive at Horton’s, remain for ... 19 December 1824 CFA Leave Providence, Steam boat, College acquaintances, Fisher, Miller, Bonaparte, ... 20 December 1824 CFA Steam boat, leave Newport, Willing, attempts at occupation, going slowly, ... 21 December 1824 CFA Steam boat, Hell gate, strong current, reach New York, cross to the Steamboat for ... 22 December 1824 CFA Leave Trenton, Steamboat to Philadelphia, thence to New Castle, Marshall, ... 23 December 1824 CFA Arrive at Baltimore, wait for Stage, to Washington. Singular companions, arrive at ... 24 December 1824 CFA Morning at home, visits to Mrs. Frye, Mr. T. B. Johnson’s, Thomas J. Hellen, return, evening ... 25 December 1824 CFA Morning at home, Christmas day, family dinner at Mr. Frye’s, evening, Chess, my ... 26 December 1824 CFA Morning at home, Church, Capitol, Mt. Vernon, visits, Miss Selden, Miss ... 27 December 1824 CFA Morning at home, billiards with John, evening, ball at Mrs. Brown’s, dull, and no ... 28 December 1824 CFA Morning at home, walk, visits, principal people, Johnson Hellen, evening, Miss ... 29 December 1824 CFA Morning out to walk, purchases, Thomas J. Hellen, evening, Theatre, Damon and ... 30 December 1824 CFA Morning at home, billiards with John, dinner party, Governor Findlay, amusement, evening, ... 31 December 1824 CFA Ride with John, to Alexandria and Mount Vernon, Washington’s tomb, fine day, early ...

1825

[January 1825]

1 January 1825 CFA Morning stormy, as usual, went to the President’s, ladies, cold treatment, saw ... 2 January 1825 CFA Morning at the Capitol, Mr. Lynde, heard the last part of his Sermon, ... 3 January 1825 CFA Morning at home, short time at Billiards before dinner, evening unwell, headache, ... 4 January 1825 CFA Morning walk to the Capitol, House of Representatives, Johnson, dull, library of ... 5 January 1825 CFA Morning at home, conversation, politics, lounge, Madame better, evening, family ... 6 January 1825 CFA Morning as usual, lounge, evening, large dinner party, very dull, Mr. Rives, thence to a ... 7 January 1825 CFA Morning as usual, Madame improving in health, lounge, evening at home, backgammon ... 8 January 1825 CFA Morning at home, write a letter to George, Johnson off to Rockville, ... 9 January 1825 CFA Not at Church. Morning at home, walk to Georgetown, Thomas, evening visitors, Mr. ... 10 January 1825 CFA Morning at home, lounge, nothing interesting, evening, Mrs. Richard Smith’s, few ... 11 January 1825 CFA Morning at home, report of failure, Ladd, loss to my father, evening party at home, very ... 12 January 1825 CFA Thomas Hellen off, at home all day, reading, evening family to Drawing room, ... 13 January 1825 CFA Morning at home, lounge and ride to Georgetown, loss true, return, large dinner ... 14 January 1825 CFA Morning at home, state of the family, Madame, evening, all at home and backgammon ... 15 January 1825 CFA Morning at home as usual, lounge, time wasted, evening, Theatre, Mrs. Barnes, School for ... 16 January 1825 CFA Morning at home, idle, afternoon at Church, Mr. Baker, singular prayer, home, ... 17 January 1825 CFA Morning at home. Noon, House of Representatives, Mr. Clay, Internal Improvement, ... 18 January 1825 CFA Morning at home, idle, short walk, letter to George, Mary sick, evening, family to Mr. ... 19 January 1825 CFA Morning at home, visits with the ladies, Mrs. Jackson, dinner at Baron Tuyll’s, splendour, ... 20 January 1825 CFA Morning at home, Geography, idle, walk, dinner party at home, General McArthur, ... 21 January 1825 CFA Morning at home, conversation, political prospects brighter, evening, small party, ... 22 January 1825 CFA Morning at home, weather cold, walk, dinner at Mr. T. B. Johnson’s, family, ... 23 January 1825 CFA Snow. At home all day. Newspapers, death of George Bartlett, evening, company at ... 24 January 1825 CFA Weather fair. Morning walk, very idle, evening, family to Mrs. Dickens’, myself to Circus, ... 25 January 1825 CFA Morning at home, nothing to do, political conversation, evening party at home, Miss ... 26 January 1825 CFA At home all day, politics of the day, pervading interest, decline the Drawing ... 27 January 1825 CFA Morning at home, walk, visit my Uncle Johnson, John, return, dinner party at home, ... 28 January 1825 CFA Morning at home, walk, Capitol, evening, family to Morris’, myself at home, visit from Mr. ... 29 January 1825 CFA Morning at home, incessant political discussions, Mr. Clay, Mr. Kremer, evening, Theatre, Mr.... 30 January 1825 CFA Morning, walk, Capitol, too late for Church, Painting of Washington, at home, small ... 31 January 1825 CFA Morning at home, political excitement, Mr. Clay, evening, Theatre, the ...

[February 1825]

1 February 1825 CFA Morning at home as usual, walk, evening, Theatre, The poor Soldier, Mr. Keene. Tom Thumb, ... 2 February 1825 CFA Morning as usual, reading the Albigenses and Miss Foote’s trial, English ... 3 February 1825 CFA Morning at home, state of political excitement, walk, motives, home, large dinner, ... 4 February 1825 CFA Morning at home, George arrived today, walk as usual, conversation, evening, ... 5 February 1825 CFA Morning at home, political world in hot water, afternoon, usual lounge, eve. remain ... 6 February 1825 CFA Morning at the Capitol, Mr. Post, extremely crowded and dull. Johnson came ... 7 February 1825 CFA Morning as usual, politics, Mr. Clay and Mr. Kremer, conversation, Johnson, evening, ... 8 February 1825 CFA Morning as usual, reading Waverley, and talking politics, my father, evening, party ... 9 February 1825 CFA Morning at home, snow. Election of President, at half past three my father ... 10 February 1825 CFA Morning as usual, Committee of Congress, visits, evening, family go to the ... 11 February 1825 CFA Morning at home, bad weather, visits, reading Hodgson’s letters, evening Theatre, Mr. ... 12 February 1825 CFA Morning spent at home, want of conversation and excitement since election, evening ... 13 February 1825 CFA Morning at Church, Mr. Little’s with Johnson, dinner party, family, Mr. ... 14 February 1825 CFA Morning at home, low spirits, lounge, Johnson off, evening at home, family to ... 15 February 1825 CFA Weather unpleasant, severe cold, at home all day, dinner party, Genl. La Fayette, ... 16 February 1825 CFA Weather bad, my cold increased, at home all day, Waverley, English Newspapers, Miss ... 17 February 1825 CFA Confined to my room all day, weather very unfavourable, low spirits, dinner party, ... 18 February 1825 CFA Weather very pleasant, much better, walk with my brothers, Mr. and Mrs. Smith and ... 19 February 1825 CFA My cold much worse, at home all day, dull and low spirits, evening, family to Aunt ... 20 February 1825 CFA Weather very bad, remain in my room, Influenza, dull, dinner party at home, could ... 21 February 1825 CFA At home all day, on the recovery, cloudy weather, evening, last regular party, very ... 22 February 1825 CFA Weather raw and disagreeable. Walk to the Capitol, evening, Anniversary Ball, ... 23 February 1825 CFA Health much improved. Walk to the Capitol, Domestic Manufactures, return, evening, Whist at ... 24 February 1825 CFA Morning, walk to the Capitol, Exhibition of Manufactures, Cloths, return, dinner ... 25 February 1825 CFA Morning, walk to the Capitol, Exhibition closes, bad weather, evening, Theatre, ... 26 February 1825 CFA Morning at home, foggy weather, cold increased, family troubles, George, his ... 27 February 1825 CFA Still annoyed by my cold, horrible weather, Johnson Hellen, political affairs, ... 28 February 1825 CFA Morning at home, politics. Cabinet appointments, walk, evening, family to St. ...

[March 1825]

1 March 1825 CFA Morning at home, weather fair, lounge, meet Burton, conversation, home. Dinner. ... 2 March 1825 CFA Morning at home, walk to visit old College acquaintances, Burton at the house, Mrs. ... 3 March 1825 CFA Morning at home, lounge, a large family, Mr. Cook and Mr. Cruft dine here, evening, ... 4 March 1825 CFA Inauguration of JQA to be President, procession, walk to the Capitol, home, ... 5 March 1825 CFA Arise fatigued, reading Don Juan, Mrs. de Wint disagreeable, walk, change in the ... 6 March 1825 CFA Not at Church. Johnson off, Madame unwell, walk, Don Juan, my own letters, evening, ... 7 March 1825 CFA Morning at home, walk with Burton, visit my aunts Frye and Smith, return, pleasant dinner, ... 8 March 1825 CFA Off for Baltimore with George and Mrs. De Wint, Rossburgh, Baltimore, Steam boat to ... 9 March 1825 CFA But little sleep, steam boat, Philadelphia, Ives, get on, Trenton, ride to ... 10 March 1825 CFA Arise, clear weather, Steam boat Thistle to New York, arrive and dress, ... 11 March 1825 CFA Morning, lounge, to Castle Garden, Ives, character, pleasant day, afternoon, off ... 12 March 1825 CFA New Haven, start for Hartford, stage, fine weather and bad roads, company ... 13 March 1825 CFA Travelling, Worcester, breakfast 1 2 o’clock, fine weather, company, dry goods ... 14 March 1825 CFA Boston, walking, business, walking, Dr. Welsh’s, conversation, dine at Mr. Cruft’s, ... 15 March 1825 CFA Quincy, arise, remain at home all day, Miss Thaxter, my Uncle unwell, Abby, my aunt ... 16 March 1825 CFA Morning spent at home, performing very little, spirits extremely high, dinner ... 17 March 1825 CFA Morning off to Boston and Cambridge, find all my acquaintance, spend remainder of ... 18 March 1825 CFA Missed Prayers and recitation, lectures, Dr. Ware and Mr. Ticknor, afternoon, ... 19 March 1825 CFA Missed Prayers and lecture, Dr. Ware, ride to Boston with Richardson, George ... 20 March 1825 CFA Missed Prayers, Chapel, Dr. Ware, Mr. Frothingham, walk, evening, employed at home, ... 21 March 1825 CFA Prayers, recitations, Say, Brown, Lectures, Ware and Ticknor, at home all ... 22 March 1825 CFA Missed Prayers, recitation, Say, Brown, Lectures, Ware and Ticknor, at home, ... 23 March 1825 CFA Prayers, recitation, Say, Brown, Lectures, Ware and Ticknor, difficulty, Richardson ... 24 March 1825 CFA Prayers, recitation, Say, Theme, Lectures, Ware and Ticknor, Brown, evening, ... 25 March 1825 CFA Prayers, recitation, Say, Lecture, Ware, missed Ticknor, Declamation, ride with ... 26 March 1825 CFA Missed Prayers, and lecture, Ware, stormy, at home all day, afternoon, Sheafe’s, ... 27 March 1825 CFA Missed Prayers, Chapel, Dr. Ware, missed in the afternoon, unpleasant weather, ... 28 March 1825 CFA Prayers, recitations, Say, missed Brown, Lectures, Ware, Ticknor, ride to Boston ... 29 March 1825 CFA Missed Prayers, recitations, Say, Brown, review, last lecture Ware, Ticknor, evening, ride ... 30 March 1825 CFA Missed Prayers and recitation, Say, Brown review, lecture, Ticknor, evening spent ... 31 March 1825 CFA Prayers, recitation, Say, lecture, Ticknor, at home rest of the day, reading ...

[April 1825]

1 April 1825 CFA Prayers, recitation, Say, Lecture, Ticknor, ride to Boston with Richardson, George ... 2 April 1825 CFA Missed Prayers, ride to Neponset in a Tandem with Sheafe, Billiards, dinner and ... 3 April 1825 CFA Missed Prayers, Chapel, Dr. Ware, missed in the afternoon, weather stormy, evening, ... 4 April 1825 CFA Prayers, recitation, Say, Lecture, Ticknor, ride with Richardson to Savin Hill, ... 5 April 1825 CFA Missed Prayers and recitation, Lecture, Ticknor, day spent idly in Cambridge, ... 6 April 1825 CFA Prayers, recitation, Say, obtain leave of absence, Lecture from Bigelow, Stage to Boston, ... 7 April 1825 CFA Fast day. Arise, go to Meeting, Mr. Brooks, remain at home in the afternoon ... 8 April 1825 CFA Arise, extensive fire in Boston last evening, at home all day, reading the ... 9 April 1825 CFA Arise, return to Boston, dull ride with my Aunt, George, Briggs, dinner with the former and ... 10 April 1825 CFA Missed Prayers, remain at home all day, name still out, writing my Conference, ... 11 April 1825 CFA Prayers, recitation, Say, missed Ticknor and Warren, ride to Bos­ton, Richardson, Franklin ... 12 April 1825 CFA Prayers, recitation, Say, missed Ticknor and Webster, ride to Boston with Richardson, ... 13 April 1825 CFA Missed Prayers, and recitation, Say, and Ticknor’s Lecture, attended Bigelow and ... 14 April 1825 CFA Prayers, recitation, Say, missed Ticknor and Webster, ride with Howard, Champagne, ... 15 April 1825 CFA Prayers, recitation, Say, missed the Lectures of the day, ride to Boston with ... 16 April 1825 CFA Missed Prayers, ride to Neponset tandem with Richardson, dine there, play ... 17 April 1825 CFA Missed Prayers, excused from Chapel, at home all day, idle, evening with Richardson ... 18 April 1825 CFA Prayers, recitation, Say, Missed the Lectures, ride to Boston with Sheafe, dine ... 19 April 1825 CFA Missed Prayers, and recitation, Celebration at Concord, Richardson and I to Neponset, ... 20 April 1825 CFA Missed Prayers and recitations all day, ride to Boston, George, conversation, ... 21 April 1825 CFA Boston, ride to Brooklyn, party of four, luncheon, return, George, dine at the ... 22 April 1825 CFA Prayers, recitation, Say, missed Mr. Ticknor’s Lecture, Dr. Bigelow, drill, ... 23 April 1825 CFA Missed the exercises, morning at home, horseback to Lexington, Sheafe and ... 24 April 1825 CFA Missed Prayers. Chapel, Dr. Kirkland, Dr. Ware, excessive fatigue, evening at ... 25 April 1825 CFA Prayers, recitation, Say, Lecture, Dr. Jackson, ride to Neponset with ... 26 April 1825 CFA Prayers, recitation, Say, Exhibition day, my part, George, Company parade, ... 27 April 1825 CFA Missed Prayers, and recitation, Lectures, Dr. Bigelow, Jackson and Warren, ... 28 April 1825 CFA Missed Prayers and recitation, a Theme, Lecture, Dr. Jackson, afternoon, ride with ... 29 April 1825 CFA Prayers, recitation, Say, Dr. Bigelow’s Lecture, Jackson’s and Warren’s, evening, ... 30 April 1825 CFA Missed Prayers, and Lecture, ride horseback to Concord with Richardson and Sheafe. ...

[May 1825]

1 May 1825 CFA Missed Prayers, Chapel, President Kirkland, amusing Sermon, Dr. Ware, evening, walk ... 2 May 1825 CFA Prayers, recitation, Say, lectures, missed Jackson’s, attended Webster and Warren, ... 3 May 1825 CFA Prayers, recitation, Say, lectures, attended Jackson, missed Webster, Neponset with ... 4 May 1825 CFA Prayers, recitation, Say, Bigelow’s lecture, Everett’s and Warren’s, weather rainy, at home ... 5 May 1825 CFA Missed Prayers and recitation, Say, lectures, Everett and Warren, missed Webster’s, ... 6 May 1825 CFA Prayers, recitation, Say, lectures, Bigelow, missed Everett’s, Webster’s, Warren’s, ... 7 May 1825 CFA Missed Prayers, lectures, attended Bigelow, bath, dinner, horseback ride to ... 8 May 1825 CFA Missed Prayers, Chapel, President Kirkland, Dr. Ware, evening a walk, and ... 9 May 1825 CFA Prayers, recitation, Say, lectures, Everett, Missed Warren’s and Webster’s, ride to ... 10 May 1825 CFA Missed Prayers, recitation, Say, lectures, Everett, missed Webster, weather bad, ... 11 May 1825 CFA Prayers, recitation, Say, lectures, Bigelow, Everett, afternoon, Dudleian lecture, ... 12 May 1825 CFA Prayers, recitation, Say, Theme, ride horseback with Richardson, Franklin Hotel, ... 13 May 1825 CFA Boston. Arise, breakfast, ride to Neponset, horse capricious, dine there and ... 14 May 1825 CFA Missed Prayers, lectures, attended Bigelow, morning at home, after dinner, ride ... 15 May 1825 CFA Missed Prayers, Chapel, President Kirkland all day, very dull, at home, evening, ... 16 May 1825 CFA Prayers, recitation, Paley, Lecture, Mr. Everett, ride to Boston with Sheafe, dine ... 17 May 1825 CFA Prayers, recitation, Paley, a review, Howard, a party to Sudbury, ride with Richardson, dine ... 18 May 1825 CFA Prayers, recitation, Paley, a review, missed Lecture, visit from George and ... 19 May 1825 CFA Prayers, recitation, Paley, a review, a Forensic. Students to leave Cambridge, ... 20 May 1825 CFA Missed Prayers, morning at my room, quiet. Stage to Boston, George’s room, Stage ... 21 May 1825 CFA Boston. Arise, tired with Boston, walk to Quincy, Neponset, billiards dull, arrive ... 22 May 1825 CFA Arise, at home all day, quiet, Butler’s Analogy, dry, evening, Mr. Degrand ... 23 May 1825 CFA Arise, quiet at home, my grandfather, my Uncle as usual, dull, reflection on ... 24 May 1825 CFA Arise, Morning at home, Butler’s Analogy, Liaisons Dangereuses, dangerous book, ... 25 May 1825 CFA Arise, leave Quincy, Stage to Boston, Election day, Boston Cadets, George, fatigue, ... 26 May 1825 CFA Cambridge. Richardson calls for me, ride to Worcester through Newton, Needham, ... 27 May 1825 CFA Leave Worcester, pass through Leicester, Charlton, dine at Stur-bridge, Holland to ... 28 May 1825 CFA Leave Stafford, delightful ride through Tolland to Vernon, excellent breakfast, ... 29 May 1825 CFA Hartford. Tudor’s, Church, Mr. Wheaton, dine with Tudor, ride to Major ... 30 May 1825 CFA Hartford. Leave Tudor, agreeable visit, ride up the course of the river, beautiful ... 31 May 1825 CFA Springfield. Armory U.S., dine with Dwight, pleasant, evening ride to ...

[June 1825]

1 June 1825 CFA Northampton. W. B. Lee, Round Hill, ascent of Mt. Holyoke, warm, Miss ... 2 June 1825 CFA Northampton. Weather rainy, leave it and pass through Amherst to Belchertown, dine, ... 3 June 1825 CFA Ware Factory village, leave it, pass through Brookfield and South Brookfield to ... 4 June 1825 CFA Leave Worcester, rain and uncomfortable, Westborough to Framingham, good dinner, ... 5 June 1825 CFA Missed Prayers, Chapel, Dr. Ware, Mr. Gilman, return to old habits, weather cold, ... 6 June 1825 CFA Prayers, a Miss, weather unpleasant, at home all day, Traits of Nature, Miss ... 7 June 1825 CFA Prayers, Lectures, Dr. Webster, Judge Parker, to Boston with Sheafe, dine at ... 8 June 1825 CFA Missed Prayers and Dr. Webster, attended Dr. Bigelow and Judge Parker, ride with ... 9 June 1825 CFA Missed Prayers and Lectures, ride with Richardson, Billiards at the Franklin Hotel, ... 10 June 1825 CFA Missed Prayers and Lectures, attended Dr. Bigelow, afternoon ride with Richardson, ... 11 June 1825 CFA Missed Prayers, and Lecture, quiet day at home, afternoon ride with Sheafe to ... 12 June 1825 CFA Missed Prayers, Chapel, Dr. Ware, Dr. Kirkland, quiet at home, conversation with ... 13 June 1825 CFA Missed Prayers, ride with Sheafe to Nahant, Nine pins, dress for dinner, no ... 14 June 1825 CFA Nahant, Fishing and Billiards, Company, Prescott, Rowe and others, disgusting, ... 15 June 1825 CFA Nahant, Billiards, arrival of Richardson and Howard shortly after, dinner, large ... 16 June 1825 CFA Rain, leave Nahant, Lynn, Cambridge, thence with Sheafe to Boston, dine at the ... 17 June 1825 CFA Prayers, no lecture, ride to Charlestown with Richardson, Bunker Hill, Mr. ... 18 June 1825 CFA Missed Prayers, and Lecture, at home all day, quiet, Rothelan, reflection, evening at ... 19 June 1825 CFA Missed Prayers, Chapel, Mr. Colman, figures, evening, to Boston with Richardson, ... 20 June 1825 CFA Missed Prayers and exercises, to Boston with Sheafe, dine at the Exchange, ride to ... 21 June 1825 CFA Missed Prayers and exercises, ride with Howard, Roxbury, Strawberries, return, ... 22 June 1825 CFA Missed Prayers and exercises, party to the Blue Hills, ride with Richardson, Champagne, ... 23 June 1825 CFA Missed Prayers and exercises, to Boston with Richardson, dine at Rouillard’s, ... 24 June 1825 CFA Missed Prayers and exercises, morning at home, afternoon Declamation, ride with ... 25 June 1825 CFA Missed Prayers, unpleasant weather, at home all day, Juliet Grenville, Sheafe ... 26 June 1825 CFA Missed Prayers, Chapel, Dr. Ware, Dr. Kirkland, evening, pleasant ride with ... 27 June 1825 CFA Missed Prayers and recitation, Lecture, Judge Parker, Law, to Boston with ... 28 June 1825 CFA Prayers, recitation, Paley, a review, morning at home, sick and low spirits, ... 29 June 1825 CFA Missed Prayers and review, morning at home, Novels, Rhoda, ride with Sheafe, conversation, ... 30 June 1825 CFA Prayers, recitation, Paley, a review, at home all day, finish Rhoda, Otis, ...