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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, Volume 2

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1825

[July 1825]

1 July 1825 CFA Missed Prayers, review, Brown’s Philosophy, Lectures, Dr. Bigelow, Judge Parker, Law, ... 2 July 1825 CFA Missed Prayers and Lectures, Boston, George, conversation, afternoon, ride, my own temper ... 3 July 1825 CFA Missed Prayers. Chapel, Mr. Noyes, Dr. Ware, uninteresting, evening, ride with Richardson, ... 4 July 1825 CFA Prayers, review, Say’s Political Economy, rainy day for Anniversary 1776, quiet at my room, ... 5 July 1825 CFA Missed Prayers, review, Say, morning at home, ride with Sheafe, Newton Falls, sleep and low ... 6 July 1825 CFA Missed Prayers, review, Say, morning at home, ride with Sheafe, Savin Hill, return late. ... 7 July 1825 CFA Missed Prayers and review, ride to Boston with Richardson, Franklin Hotel, billiards, dine ... 8 July 1825 CFA Missed Prayers, review, morning quiet at home, Declamation, ride with Sheafe, evening at ... 9 July 1825 CFA Missed Prayers, Bath, ride with Richardson, Neponset Hotel, Billiards, return early, evening ... 10 July 1825 CFA Missed Prayers, Chapel, Dr. Kirkland, Mr. Furness, the latter interesting, ride to Boston ... 11 July 1825 CFA Missed Prayers, review, Mr. Hayward, ride to Boston with Richardson, dine at the Exchange ... 12 July 1825 CFA Missed Prayers and review, weather very warm, remain at home all day, sick and in low ... 13 July 1825 CFA Missed Prayers. Examination day, very disagreeable, passed pretty well, Dr. Ware’s child ... 14 July 1825 CFA Missed Prayers, morning at home, packing up, ride to Boston with Sheafe, Conversation with ... 15 July 1825 CFA Missed Prayers, packing up at home, Declamation, ride with Richardson, evening, Meeting of K.... 16 July 1825 CFA Missed Prayers, distribution of parts, Cunningham, none for me, ride with Sheafe, Fresh ... 17 July 1825 CFA Missed Prayers, Chapel, Dr. Kirkland, Dr. Ware, Farewell Sermons, ride with Richardson, to ... 18 July 1825 CFA Missed Prayers, morning at home, ride with Sheafe, to Boston, George not there, dine at the ... 19 July 1825 CFA Missed Prayers, separation from College, Oration, Brigham, Poem, Hedge, visit at Dr. ... 20 July 1825 CFA Cambridge, Richardson leaves, packing, Stage to Boston, letter from my Mother, George, back ... 21 July 1825 CFA Quincy. At home all day, Memoirs of the Dutchess of Orleans, my Grandfather, his good ... 22 July 1825 CFA Quincy. Ride to Boston and Cambridge, settlement of affairs, Dr. Kirkland, leave of absence, ... 23 July 1825 CFA Quincy. Ride to Cambridge, final arrangement, leave it permanently, reflection, to Boston, ... 24 July 1825 CFA Quincy. At home all day, finish the memoirs of the Dutchess of Orleans, pack up, Shaw, ... 25 July 1825 CFA Morning, leave Quincy, to Boston with Mrs. Clarke, my Grandfather, kindness, day with ... 26 July 1825 CFA Leave Boston, Stage to Providence, quick riding, Steamboat to New York, Mr. Parker, Cards, ... 27 July 1825 CFA On the passage, want of interest, afternoon, reach New York, Hotels full, occupy a parlor, ... 28 July 1825 CFA Leave New York, Steamboat to New Brunswick, Stage to Trenton, warm and dusty, Steamboat to ... 29 July 1825 CFA Leave Philadelphia, Steamboat to New Castle, Stage to Frenchtown, party from the Springs, ... 30 July 1825 CFA Leave Baltimore, ride to Washington, home, President’s house, family, my Mother, Billiards, ... 31 July 1825 CFA Washington. At home all day, conversation with the family, my Mother, John, evening, Mr. ...

[August 1825]

1 August 1825 CFA Washington. Arise, morning at home spent idly, General La Fayette and suite arrived, ... 2 August 1825 CFA Arise, morning, ride, distributing invitations, John’s horse, billiards with ladies, large ... 3 August 1825 CFA Arise, morning at home, Hoffman’s Introductory Lecture, dull, billiards, large dinner, Civil ... 4 August 1825 CFA Arise, morning at home, Hoffman’s Second Lecture, equally dull, General La Fayette and suite ... 5 August 1825 CFA Arise, morning at home, Wilson’s Introductory Lecture, dull, billiards, large dinner, ... 6 August 1825 CFA Arise, morning at home, dinner early, The President and John, General La Fayette and suite ... 7 August 1825 CFA Arise, not at Church during the day, resume Shakespeare, letter to George, quiet life at ... 8 August 1825 CFA Arise, morning at home, quiet, Shakespeare, letter to my Grandfather, billiards, company in ... 9 August 1825 CFA Arise, morning at home, Shakespeare, Commence reviewing Junius, letter to Sheafe, evening, ... 10 August 1825 CFA Arise, morning at home, Shakespeare, Junius, billiards, evening, Mr. and Mrs. Frye. Party ... 11 August 1825 CFA Arise, morning at home, Shakespeare, Junius, John sick, dinner for Genl. Lafayette, Genl. ... 12 August 1825 CFA Arise, morning at home, Shakespeare, Junius, Genl. L.F. dines out, company at home, Messrs. ... 13 August 1825 CFA Arise, morning at home, Shakespeare, Junius, Genl. La Fayette starts for Montpelier, tired ... 14 August 1825 CFA Arise, warm weather, Church, St. John’s, Mr. Hawley, dull, finish Shakespeare, third time, ... 15 August 1825 CFA Arise, bathe with John in the Potomac, warm, Junius, Dangeau, billiards with John, temper ... 16 August 1825 CFA Arise, bath, head ach, weather warm, Junius, Dangeau, reflection upon last evening, ... 17 August 1825 CFA Arise, weather bad, violent head ach, cases from Boston, arrangement, evening ride with my ... 18 August 1825 CFA Arise, my birth day, eighteen, still unwell, Crusaders, dinner, Mr. G. Sullivan, Champagne, ... 19 August 1825 CFA Arise, at home all day. Journal, Dangeau, evening, billiards with the ladies, quiet day. ... 20 August 1825 CFA Arise, at home all day. Junius, Dangeau, Journal, evening, ride with my Mother, billiards. ... 21 August 1825 CFA Arise, at home all day, letters to George and to my Grandfather, finish Junius, evening, ... 22 August 1825 CFA Arise, at home all day, letter to Sheafe, Dangeau, unwell, fishing with John, good sport, ... 23 August 1825 CFA Arise, bath, at home all day, still unwell, Dangeau, Beattie, Journal, evening ride, ... 24 August 1825 CFA Arise, bath, at home all day, Cramp, Dangeau, Pope, Thomson’s Castle of Indolence, evening, ... 25 August 1825 CFA Arise, bath, at home, unwell, effect of the water, Dangeau, evening, ride, visits from Mr. ... 26 August 1825 CFA Arise, General La Fayette, his son and Le Vasseur, dinner, Captn. Allyn, Mr. Custis and ... 27 August 1825 CFA Arise, at home all day, Dangeau, writing Notes, Gen. La Fayette, &c., dine out, evening ... 28 August 1825 CFA Arise, Church, Mr. Baker’s, beautiful woman, a prostitute, home, letter to George, and my ... 29 August 1825 CFA Arise, Genl. La Fayette to Wood Lawn, Robertson’s Charles the fifth, at home all day, ... 30 August 1825 CFA Arise, at home all day, Robertson, Hume Appendix, Feudal Law, evening ride with my Mother, ... 31 August 1825 CFA Arise, at home all day, Robertson, Madame de Stael, l’Influence des Passions, General La ...

[September 1825]

1 September 1825 CFA Arise, copy out Notes, Robertson’s Charles 5th, Journal, Madame de Stael, l’Influence des ... 2 September 1825 CFA Arise, copy out Notes, Robertson, Journal, finish l’Influence des Passions, opinion of it ... 3 September 1825 CFA Arise, finish copying Notes, and the first vol. Robertson, Journal, Mad. de Stael, ... 4 September 1825 CFA Arise, Church in the morning, Mr. Baker, dull and disappointed, letters to my Grandfather ... 5 September 1825 CFA Arise, time wasted, General La Fayette goes to Georgetown, Journal, l’Allemagne, review ... 6 September 1825 CFA Arise, morning at home, General La Fayette’s birthday, celebrated by a great dinner at home, ... 7 September 1825 CFA Arise, Journal, ceremony of leave taking, General La Fayette goes. Military parade. Copy his ... 8 September 1825 CFA Arise. Commence Hallam’s Middle Ages, l’Allemagne, Journal, house very quiet, evening, ride ... 9 September 1825 CFA Arise, copy Notes, Hallam’s Middle Ages, l’Allemagne, Life of Ben Jonson, Journal, ... 10 September 1825 CFA Arise, copy Notes, l’Allemagne, Journal, billiards, day spent idly, evening at home, Mr. ... 11 September 1825 CFA Arise, Church in the morning, Mr. Hawley, tolerable, letters to George and H.W., ... 12 September 1825 CFA Arise, copy Notes, Hallam, Journal, l’Allemagne, Horace, l’Allemagne, Ben Jonson, Every Man ... 13 September 1825 CFA Arise, copy Notes, Hallam, Journal, l’Allemagne, Horace, Ben Jonson, evening conversation ... 14 September 1825 CFA Arise, copy Notes, Hallam, Journal, l’Allemagne, Horace, Ben Jon­son, evening, ride and ... 15 September 1825 CFA Arise, copy Notes, Hallam, Journal, l’Allemagne, Horace, Ben Jonson, Mr. Nelson of Virginia ... 16 September 1825 CFA Arise, Hallam’s Middle Ages, Madame de Stael, l’Allemagne, Ben Jonson, letter from ... 17 September 1825 CFA Arise, Ben Jonson, visit to Mr. Browere, Operation of making a bust from the head, ... 18 September 1825 CFA At home all day, Medicine, Ben Jonson, evening ride with my Mother, my Uncle Johnson and ... 19 September 1825 CFA Morning at home, Hallam, Ben Jonson, Horace, Odes, letters to my Grandfather and George, ... 20 September 1825 CFA Morning at home, family off, Ben Jonson, Horace, walk, Commissions, Insurance Stock, ... 21 September 1825 CFA Morning at home alone, Hallam, Ben Jonson, Horace, evening, Theatre, Turn Out, Bombastes ... 22 September 1825 CFA Morning at home, Hallam, Ben Jonson, Horace, evening, quiet at home, Gil Blas. ... 23 September 1825 CFA Morning at home, Hallam, Ben Jonson, Horace, Insurance Stock purchased, evening, Theatre, ... 24 September 1825 CFA Morning at home, Ben Jonson, packing Law Books for George, walk to Mr. Frye’s, dine there, ... 25 September 1825 CFA Morning at home, Ben Jonson, Horace, Sterne, Don Quixote, walk with Weed, Mary C. Hellen, ... 26 September 1825 CFA Morning at home, Hallam, Ben Jonson, Horace, walk, evening, Theatre, Every one has his ... 27 September 1825 CFA Morning at home, Hallam, Ben Jonson, Horace, evening at home, Don Quixote, letter to George. ... 28 September 1825 CFA Morning at home, Hallam, Ben Jonson, Horace, letter from Sheafe, evening, Theatre, She ... 29 September 1825 CFA Morning at home, finished Hallam, Ben Jonson, Horace, letter to Sheafe, evening at home. ... 30 September 1825 CFA Morning at home, Vattel, review Hallam, Ben Jonson, Horace, evening, Theatre, Poor ...

[October 1825]

1 October 1825 CFA Morning at home, Ben Jonson, letters from John, and Richardson, reply to the latter, dine at ... 2 October 1825 CFA Morning at home, Ben Jonson, Horace, finish letter to Richardson, Sterne, Don Quixote, ... 3 October 1825 CFA Morning at home, Vattel, Horace, Ben Jonson, letter from George and reply, feelings about ... 4 October 1825 CFA Morning at home, indolence, Vattel, Horace, Ben Jonson, Joshua Boyd called, billiards, ... 5 October 1825 CFA Morning at home, Vattel, Horace, Ben Jonson, visits, Col. Roberdeau, Col. McKenny, evening, ... 6 October 1825 CFA Morning at home, Vattel, Horace, Ben Jonson, Don Quixote, Johnson Hellen from Rockville, ... 7 October 1825 CFA Morning at home, Vattel, Horace, Ben Jonson, visits, Dr. Huntt, Joshua Boyd, letter from ... 8 October 1825 CFA Morning at home, Bath, visits, Mrs. Smith and M. C. Hellen, Ben Jonson, letter from George, ... 9 October 1825 CFA Morning at home, weather foggy, indolent, Horace, Ben Jonson, letter to George, evening, ... 10 October 1825 CFA Morning at home, Vattel, weather bad, Horace, Odes, Ben Jonson, evening, billiards, ... 11 October 1825 CFA Morning at home, much wasted, room disordered, masons, visit, Joshua Boyd, evening, ... 12 October 1825 CFA House in much disorder, fitting up for the Winter, Vattel, Ben Jonson, evening as usual, ... 13 October 1825 CFA Morning at home, Vattel, Ben Jonson, Horace, billiards, evening walk with Johnson, ... 14 October 1825 CFA Morning at home, Vattel, Ben Jonson, Horace, evening as usual, billiards with Johnson, ... 15 October 1825 CFA Morning at home, indolence, neglect my studies, letters from John and Richardson, reply to ... 16 October 1825 CFA Morning, Church, Mr. Baker, tiresome, Mrs. W. S. Smith and Mary C. Hellen, conversation with ... 17 October 1825 CFA Morning at home, Vattel, Ben Jonson, Horace, weather cold, evening, billiards and backgammon ... 18 October 1825 CFA Morning at home, Vattel, Ben Jonson, Horace, Florian, Gonzalve de Cordoue, evening walk, ... 19 October 1825 CFA Morning at home, Vattel, Ben Jonson, Horace, Gonzalve de Cordoue, evening walk, billiards. ... 20 October 1825 CFA Morning at home, Vattel, my Aunt, Mrs. Frye and Mary C. Hellen, Ben Jonson, Horace, Gonzalve ... 21 October 1825 CFA Morning at home, finish Vattel, Ben Jonson, Horace, Gonzalve de Cordoue, evening walk, ... 22 October 1825 CFA Morning idle, walk, bath, Johnson Hellen off, Ben Jonson, evening walk, solitary feeling. ... 23 October 1825 CFA Morning at home, fatigue, and low spirits, very idle, evening, a walk, Don Juan. ... 24 October 1825 CFA Morning at home, Montesquieu, Ben Jonson, Horace, evening, solitary walk, Don Juan. ... 25 October 1825 CFA Morning at home, Montesquieu, Ben Jonson, Horace, evening, walk, Don Juan. ... 26 October 1825 CFA Morning at home, Montesquieu, Ben Jonson, Horace, arrival of my father, dinner, Mr. G. ... 27 October 1825 CFA Morning at home, Montesquieu, Ben Jonson, Horace, evening at home, Don Juan, Conversation ... 28 October 1825 CFA Morning at home, Montesquieu, Ben Jonson, walk, Edwd. Wyer, Mr. Frye at dinner, evening, Dr. ... 29 October 1825 CFA Morning at home, Ben Jonson, assorting Newspapers, letter to Richardson, evening at home. ... 30 October 1825 CFA Morning at home, Ben Jonson, Horace, Church, Mr. Hawley, dull, evening, conversation with my ... 31 October 1825 CFA Morning at home, Montesquieu, finish Ben Jonson, Horace, evening, walk with my father, visit ...

[November 1825]

1 November 1825 CFA Morning at home, Montesquieu, Esprit des Lois, Horace, dinner party at Mrs. Pleasonton’s, ... 2 November 1825 CFA Morning at home, Montesquieu, Horace, Beaumont and Fletcher, letter from George, evening, ... 3 November 1825 CFA Morning at home, finish Montesquieu, Beaumont and Fletcher, evening, visit to my Uncle T. B. ... 4 November 1825 CFA Morning at home, Reeves’ History of the English Law, Beaumont and Fletcher, Horace, my ... 5 November 1825 CFA Morning at home, bath, Beaumont and Fletcher, Horace, evening, visits, my Uncle T. B. ... 6 November 1825 CFA Morning at home, Church, Mr. Hawley, dull, Mrs. W. S. Smith, my mother, evening, ... 7 November 1825 CFA Morning at home, Reeves’ History of English Law, Beaumont and Fletcher, Horace, evening, ... 8 November 1825 CFA Morning at home, Reeves, Beaumont and Fletcher, Horace, letter to Richardson, my Uncle ... 9 November 1825 CFA Morning at home, Reeves, Beaumont and Fletcher, Horace, dinner party to the Duke of Saxe ... 10 November 1825 CFA Morning at home, Reeves, walk, Beaumont and Fletcher, Horace, evening, ball at Mrs. ... 11 November 1825 CFA Morning at home, Reeves, walk, Beaumont and Fletcher, Johnson Hellen arrives, evening, my ... 12 November 1825 CFA Morning at home, my mother, Beaumont and Fletcher, finish Horace, Johnson off, evening, walk.... 13 November 1825 CFA Morning, Church, Mr. Baker, Communion day, embarrassment, home, Mr. Savage, and Mr. Smith of ... 14 November 1825 CFA Morning at home, Reeves, Beaumont and Fletcher, my mother unwell, evening, Mr. and Mrs. ... 15 November 1825 CFA Morning at home, Reeves, Beaumont and Fletcher, walk, evening at home, family dull. ... 16 November 1825 CFA Morning at home, Reeves, Beaumont and Fletcher, evening, ride with John, Bladensburgh, cool, ... 17 November 1825 CFA Morning at home, Reeves, Beaumont and Fletcher, evening, walk, quiet life. ... 18 November 1825 CFA Morning at home, Reeves, Beaumont and Fletcher, head ach, evening at home, family. ... 19 November 1825 CFA Morning at home, Beaumont and Fletcher, walk, bath, ride with my Mother, evening with the ... 20 November 1825 CFA Morning, Church, Mr. Baker’s, ride with John, cold, dinner, Mrs. W. S. Smith, letter to ... 21 November 1825 CFA Morning at home, Reeves, Beaumont and Fletcher, Burke, walk, evening with the family. ... 22 November 1825 CFA Morning at home, Reeves, Beaumont and Fletcher, letter from George, evening party to Madame ... 23 November 1825 CFA Morning at home, Reeves, Beaumont and Fletcher, dinner, Mr. Hughes, amusing man, evening, ... 24 November 1825 CFA Morning at home, Reeves, Beaumont and Fletcher, walk, evening at home. ... 25 November 1825 CFA Morning at home, Reeves, Beaumont and Fletcher, letter to George, evening at home, Joshua ... 26 November 1825 CFA Morning at home, Beaumont and Fletcher, Burke, evening with the family, dull life for ... 27 November 1825 CFA Morning at home, Burke, Beaumont and Fletcher, head ach, walk, evening at home. ... 28 November 1825 CFA Morning at home, Reeves, Beaumont and Fletcher, Burke, walk, letter from Sheafe, evening ... 29 November 1825 CFA Morning at home, Reeves, Beaumont and Fletcher, family, evening, solitary walk. ... 30 November 1825 CFA Morning at home, Reeves, Beaumont and Fletcher, walk, dinner party, Baron Tuyll’s, Corps ...

[December 1825]

1 December 1825 CFA At home all day, weather cloudy, Reeves, Beaumont and Fletcher, quiet day, evening with the ... 2 December 1825 CFA At home all day, nothing remarkable, Reeves, Beaumont and Fletcher, Burke, evening out. ... 3 December 1825 CFA Morning at home, unwell, spirits low, Beaumont and Fletcher, letter from Richardson, death ... 4 December 1825 CFA At home all day, low spirits, medicine, Beaumont and Fletcher, Burke, evening with the ... 5 December 1825 CFA Morning at home, Reeves, Beaumont and Fletcher, De Lolme, Meeting of Congress, J. W. Taylor, ... 6 December 1825 CFA Morning at home, finish Reeves, Beaumont and Fletcher, President’s Message, Burke, evening ... 7 December 1825 CFA Morning at home, Blackstone’s Commentaries, Beaumont and Fletcher, walk, John, evening with ... 8 December 1825 CFA Morning at home, Blackstone, remove to my own room, Byron, Beaumont and Fletcher, walk, ... 9 December 1825 CFA Morning at home, Blackstone, Beaumont and Fletcher, Byron, ride with John, eclipse, letter ... 10 December 1825 CFA Morning at home, bath, Beaumont and Fletcher, ride with John, evening at home with the ... 11 December 1825 CFA Morning at home, unwell, Beaumont and Fletcher, letter to my Grandfather, evening at home. ... 12 December 1825 CFA Morning at home, Blackstone, Beaumont and Fletcher, reflection upon sickness, evening with ... 13 December 1825 CFA Morning at home, Blackstone, Beaumont and Fletcher, first dinner party, new members, Vice ... 14 December 1825 CFA Morning at home, Blackstone, Beaumont and Fletcher, the Miss Ramsays, walk, evening, Drawing ... 15 December 1825 CFA Morning at home, Blackstone, Beaumont and Fletcher, Byron, indisposed, evening quiet, with ... 16 December 1825 CFA Morning at home, Blackstone, Beaumont and Fletcher, weather rainy, walk, evening with the ... 17 December 1825 CFA Morning at home, Beaumont and Fletcher, Byron, unpleasant weather, conversation with John, ... 18 December 1825 CFA Morning at home, Beaumont and Fletcher, Byron, letters, evening with the family. ... 19 December 1825 CFA Morning at home, Blackstone, Beaumont and Fletcher, Byron, evening, Mrs. W. S. Smith, family.... 20 December 1825 CFA Morning at home, Blackstone, Beaumont and Fletcher, Byron, dinner party at home, Miss Van ... 21 December 1825 CFA Morning at home, Blackstone, Sullivan’s Lectures, Beaumont and Fletcher, Byron, evening at ... 22 December 1825 CFA Morning at home, Blackstone, Sullivan’s Lectures, Beaumont and Fletcher, Byron, evening at ... 23 December 1825 CFA Morning at home, Blackstone, Sullivan’s Lectures, Beaumont and Fletcher, small dinner party, ... 24 December 1825 CFA Morning at home, assorting Newspapers, Beaumont and Fletcher, dinner party, Baron Tuyll’s, ... 25 December 1825 CFA Morning at home, Christmas day, letter from my Grandfather, evening with the family. ... 26 December 1825 CFA Morning at home, Beaumont and Fletcher, Byron, weather cold, walk to Mr. Frye’s, Christmas ... 27 December 1825 CFA Morning at home, Beaumont and Fletcher, Byron, dull day at home, evening, family. ... 28 December 1825 CFA At home all day, Beaumont and Fletcher, Byron, a Drawing room, crowded and stupid. ... 29 December 1825 CFA At home all day, Indolence, Beaumont and Fletcher, Byron, letter from Richardson, evening ... 30 December 1825 CFA At home all day, Beaumont and Fletcher, Byron, dinner party at home, Mr. Stevenson of ... 31 December 1825 CFA At home all day, Beaumont and Fletcher, Byron, dinner party, New Year, family, Bishop ...

1826

[January 1826]

1 January 1826 CFA Weather unpleasant. At home all day, family dull, dinner, Mr. G. Sullivan, Miss Maese. ... 2 January 1826 CFA At home all day, Drawing room, large Company, Crowd, fatigue and head ach, evening at home. ... 3 January 1826 CFA At home all day, Blackstone, Beaumont and Fletcher, Byron, evening quiet at home. ... 4 January 1826 CFA At home all day, Blackstone, Byron, evening, dinner at Mr. Clay’s, Corps Diplomatique, Mr. ... 5 January 1826 CFA At home all day, Blackstone, Byron, dinner party at home, Mr. Williams of N.C., Mr. Hughes, ... 6 January 1826 CFA At home all day, Blackstone, Byron, low spirits, evening at home, conversation with the ... 7 January 1826 CFA At home all day, Beaumont and Fletcher, finish Byron’s Works, reflections, evening with the ... 8 January 1826 CFA At home all day, weather unpleasant, Beaumont and Fletcher, evening passed at home. ... 9 January 1826 CFA At home all day, Blackstone, Beaumont and Fletcher, Diary, evening with the family. ... 10 January 1826 CFA Morning at home, Blackstone, Beaumont and Fletcher, walk, very unwell, dinner, Mr. Colman, ... 11 January 1826 CFA At home all day, Blackstone, Beaumont and Fletcher, unwell, low spirits, Drawing room, did ... 12 January 1826 CFA At home all day, Blackstone, Beaumont and Fletcher, spirits improved, evening with the ... 13 January 1826 CFA At home all day, Blackstone, Beaumont and Fletcher, dinner party at home, General Cocke, Mr. ... 14 January 1826 CFA Morning at home, Beaumont and Fletcher, De Lolme, dinner party at Mr. Rush’s, long delay, Mr.... 15 January 1826 CFA At home all day, Beaumont and Fletcher, finish De Lolme, letters to George, and my ... 16 January 1826 CFA Morning at home, Blackstone, Beaumont and Fletcher, letter to Richardson, evening, walk. ... 17 January 1826 CFA Morning at home, Blackstone, walk, Mr. Force, political opinions, Mr. Jefferson, Beaumont ... 18 January 1826 CFA Morning at home, weather cold, Blackstone, Beaumont and Fletcher, evening with the family, ... 19 January 1826 CFA Morning at home, unwell, violent cold, Blackstone, Beaumont and Fletcher, evening, walk. ... 20 January 1826 CFA Morning at home, Uncomfortable from a cold, Blackstone, Beaumont and Fletcher, confined to ... 21 January 1826 CFA Morning at home. Influenza, unable to do anything, impatience, evening, a little better. ... 22 January 1826 CFA At home all day, family sick, Influenza, the Subaltern, myself better, evening at home. ... 23 January 1826 CFA At home all day, Blackstone, indolent, evening with the family, Executive records. ... 24 January 1826 CFA Morning at home, Blackstone, Beaumont and Fletcher, dinner, Mr. Elmsley, Nephew to Mr. ... 25 January 1826 CFA Morning at home, sudden death of the Coachman, Convention Journal, Beaumont and Fletcher, ... 26 January 1826 CFA Morning at home, Journal of the Convention, Debates on the Judiciary, Beaumont and Fletcher, ... 27 January 1826 CFA Morning at home, Journal of the Convention, Debates on the Judiciary, dinner party at home, ... 28 January 1826 CFA Morning at home, weather bad, finish Journal of Convention, Beaumont and Fletcher, evening, ... 29 January 1826 CFA Morning at home, letters to my Grandfather, and Richardson, evening at home, Executive ... 30 January 1826 CFA At home all day, Snow storm, Federalist, Beaumont and Fletcher, dinner, Mr. E. J. Coale, ... 31 January 1826 CFA At home all day, the Federalist, Beaumont and Fletcher, dinner, Mr. J. Johnson, evening with ...

[February 1826]

1 February 1826 CFA At home all day, Federalist, Beaumont and Fletcher, letter from Thos. J. Hellen, evening, ... 2 February 1826 CFA At home all day, Federalist, Beaumont and Fletcher, letters, evening at home with the family.... 3 February 1826 CFA Morning at home, Federalist, House of Representatives, Debate, Call upon the President, Mr. ... 4 February 1826 CFA Morning, walk, visits, Baron Stackelberg, Mr. Vaughan, W. B. Lee, fine weather, letter to ... 5 February 1826 CFA At home all day, writing letters, to Thos. J. Hellen, and Richardson, evening, family, visit ... 6 February 1826 CFA Morning, walk, Supreme Court Opening, House of Representatives, Beaumont and Fletcher, ... 7 February 1826 CFA At home all day, weather unpleasant, Federalist, Beaumont and Fletcher, evening, family to ... 8 February 1826 CFA At home all day, Blackstone, Beaumont and Fletcher, visit from W. B. Lee, evening, Drawing ... 9 February 1826 CFA Morning, walk, Supreme Court, Case of Ten Sisters, argued by Mr. Wirt and Mr. Webster, House ... 10 February 1826 CFA Morning at home, Blackstone, dinner party at home, Miss Cora Livingston, Mr. Francis Johnson ... 11 February 1826 CFA Morning at home, Blackstone, Federalist, Beaumont and Fletcher, my Mother, low spirits, ... 12 February 1826 CFA Morning, Church, St. John’s, Bishop Chase, my Mother’s birth day, Mr. G. Sullivan, dinner ... 13 February 1826 CFA Morning, Blackstone, visit from G. Wheatland, death of F. Wilder, walk, evening, Ball at ... 14 February 1826 CFA Morning, walk, Supreme Court, Mr. Talbot, dull, visit to J. Quincy, letter from George, ... 15 February 1826 CFA Morning, walk to Capitol, House of Representatives, Mr. McDuffie, The Constitution, Beaumont ... 16 February 1826 CFA Morning at home, Blackstone, Beaumont and Fletcher, evening, Ball at Mrs. Johnson’s, Quincy, ... 17 February 1826 CFA Morning, walk to Capitol, House of representatives, Mr. Storrs of N.Y., good speech, dinner ... 18 February 1826 CFA Morning walk with Wheatland, visits, Dr. Watkins, Capitol, Supreme Court, Mr. G. Blake, ... 19 February 1826 CFA At home all day, letter to Richardson, small dinner party, Quincy, C. King, Wheatland, ... 20 February 1826 CFA At home all day, Blackstone, the Rebels, a Novel, evening with the family, Executive ... 21 February 1826 CFA Morning at home, Blackstone, Beaumont and Fletcher, evening, visits, Mr. and Mrs. Webster, ... 22 February 1826 CFA Morning at home, Blackstone, Anniversary Salute, evening, Ball, Washington’s birth night, ... 23 February 1826 CFA Morning at home, Nerves irritable, and languid, Blackstone, evening walk, many incidents. ... 24 February 1826 CFA Morning fine, nerves disordered, unable to study. Walk to the Capitol, Weed, dinner party at ... 25 February 1826 CFA Morning at home, Blackstone, Letter to Richardson, dinner party at Mr. Vaughan’s, the Bar, ... 26 February 1826 CFA At home all day, letter to my Grandfather, Johnson Hellen here, dinner, Mr. C. King, ... 27 February 1826 CFA Morning, walk to Capitol, notes of invitation, letter to George, evening with the family, ... 28 February 1826 CFA Morning at home, weather unpleasant, Funeral of Mr. Gaillard of S.C., evening with the ...

[March 1826]

1 March 1826 CFA At home all day, weather bad, Blackstone, evening with the family, dull and gloomy. ... 2 March 1826 CFA Morning at home, Blackstone, my mother sick, evening, Ball at Mr. Vaughan’s, profusion of ... 3 March 1826 CFA Morning at home, Blackstone, walk with Johnson Hellen, dinner party at home, Lawyers, Mr. F. ... 4 March 1826 CFA Morning at home, Blackstone, Newspapers, idleness, dinner, Charles King, amusing, evening at ... 5 March 1826 CFA At home all day, letters, to Richardson and George, dinner, Mr. Connel of Philadelphia, ... 6 March 1826 CFA Morning at home, Blackstone, weather fine, ride with John, evening, walk, W. B. Lee, ... 7 March 1826 CFA Weather rainy, to the Capitol, Miss Maese, Mr. Cambreleng, Mr. Storrs, hot debate, evening ... 8 March 1826 CFA Morning at home, finish Blackstone, Executive Record, evening, a Drawing room, W. B. Lee. ... 9 March 1826 CFA Morning fine, House of Representatives, Mr. Everett’s Speech, Amendment to the Constitution, ... 10 March 1826 CFA Morning at home, Burlamaqui, walk to the Capitol, Vanderlyn’s Paintings, Ariadne, Marius, ... 11 March 1826 CFA Morning at home, Newspapers and Documents, walk, letter to Richardson, dinner, J. Blunt, ... 12 March 1826 CFA At home all day, little to say, letter to my grandfather, no occupation, evening, family, ... 13 March 1826 CFA Morning at home, Burlamaqui, weather rainy and cold, my Mother unwell, evening, walk. ... 14 March 1826 CFA Morning at home, Burlamaqui, walk, lounge at P. Thompson’s book store, evening, walk to ... 15 March 1826 CFA Morning at home, Johnson Hellen, walk, Pishey Thompsons, “Mornings at Bow Street,” evening ... 16 March 1826 CFA Morning, Horseback with John, pleasant ride, Burlamaqui, dinner, Mr. Webster, F. Johnson of ... 17 March 1826 CFA Morning at home, finish Burlamaqui, fatigue from riding, dinner party at home, disagreeable, ... 18 March 1826 CFA Morning at home, weather bad, letter to Richardson, dinner party at Mr. Rush’s, not well ... 19 March 1826 CFA Morning at home, weather bad, letter to George, dinner, Charles Bonaparte and Mr. N. Biddle, ... 20 March 1826 CFA Morning at home, desultory reading, weather still unpleasant, dinner, my Uncle T. B. ... 21 March 1826 CFA Morning at home, Sergeant on Constitutional Law, evening, walk, family, visit from Mr. N. ... 22 March 1826 CFA Morning at home, Constitutional Law, Madame de Genlis, Memoirs, Spanish, letter from George, ... 23 March 1826 CFA Morning at home, Sergeant Constitutional Law, Wheaton’s Reports, Madame de Genlis, evening, ... 24 March 1826 CFA Morning at home, Sergeant, sudden storm, Madame de Genlis, Dinner party, Mr. Hopkinson, ... 25 March 1826 CFA Morning at home, assorting Newspapers, letters to George and to Richardson, evening, a walk. ... 26 March 1826 CFA Morning at home, letter to my Grandfather, visit to Richardson’s father, ride with John, ... 27 March 1826 CFA Morning at home, Baron Tuyll’s furniture, Miss Maese, Sergeant, Spanish, evening at home, Mr.... 28 March 1826 CFA Morning at home, Sergeant, Spanish, Natural Philosophy, evening, walk to Georgetown and with ... 29 March 1826 CFA Morning at home, Sergeant, Spanish, evening, walk with Johnson, and the rest with the ... 30 March 1826 CFA Morning, walk to the Capitol, House of Representatives, Mr. Bartlett, Mr. Cook, evening with ... 31 March 1826 CFA Horseback with John, not so pleasant, Sergeant, Spanish, dinner party at home, N. Silsbee Jr....

[April 1826]

1 April 1826 CFA Morning at home, assorting Newspapers, attended auction, Baron Tuyll’s books, purchases, Mr. ... 2 April 1826 CFA Morning, Bath, writing letters to George and Richardson, Madame de Genlis, Memoirs, evening ... 3 April 1826 CFA Morning at home, Sergeant’s Constitutional Law, Spanish, Madame de Genlis, evening, walk. ... 4 April 1826 CFA Morning, Capitol with J. Hellen, House of Representatives, Mr. McLane of Delaware, Mr. ... 5 April 1826 CFA Morning at home, Constitutional Law, unwell, evening, a Drawing room, low spirits. ... 6 April 1826 CFA Morning at home, unwell, Dr. Huntt, Law, Spanish, Madame de Genlis, evening at home, Miss ... 7 April 1826 CFA At home all day, indolence, La Cretelle, Histoire de France, Siecle Dixhuitieme, dinner ... 8 April 1826 CFA At home all day, assorting Newspapers, letters to Richardson and George, La Cretelle, ... 9 April 1826 CFA At home all day, letter to my Grandfather, La Cretelle, evening, visit from W. Lee, duel, Mr.... 10 April 1826 CFA At home all day, Martens Law of Nations, La Cretelle, political excitement, evening visit ... 11 April 1826 CFA At home all day, Martens, La Cretelle, politics, evening at home, extreme quiet, other duels ... 12 April 1826 CFA At home all day, Martens, La Cretelle, Spanish, small dinner party, Gales family, Seaton, Mr.... 13 April 1826 CFA At home all day, Martens, La Cretelle, Spanish, evening, long ride with my Mother, family. ... 14 April 1826 CFA Morning at home, weather rainy, Martens. Walk to Capitol, House of Representatives, Mr. ... 15 April 1826 CFA At home all day, assorting Newspapers, idle, La Cretelle, evening visits from Mr. Dorsey and ... 16 April 1826 CFA Morning at home, letters to George and to Richardson, idle, ride with John, evening with the ... 17 April 1826 CFA Morning at home, warm, finish Martens, La Cretelle, reflection, evening with the family. ... 18 April 1826 CFA Morning at home, Johnson Hellen, Conversation, walk to Capitol, House of Representatives, ... 19 April 1826 CFA Morning at home, unwell, Dr. Huntt, Medicine, Comyn on Contracts, evening, a Drawing Room. ... 20 April 1826 CFA At home all day, Comyns, La Cretelle, Spanish, politics, John Randolph, evening with the ... 21 April 1826 CFA At home all day, Comyn, La Cretelle, dinner party at home, Vernon and Robbins of Rhode ... 22 April 1826 CFA At home all day, assorting Newspapers, day wasted in trifles, Johnson Hellen, politics, ... 23 April 1826 CFA At home all day, letters to my Grandfather and Richardson, evening with the family. ... 24 April 1826 CFA At home all day, Comyn on Contracts, Voltaire, Spanish, Conversation with Johnson, his ... 25 April 1826 CFA At home all day, Comyns, Voltaire, Spanish, little or no incident, evening with the family. ... 26 April 1826 CFA At home all day, regular habits, Comyn, Voltaire, Spanish, evening, quiet with the family. ... 27 April 1826 CFA At home all day, Comyns, Voltaire, Executive Record, my Mother, translation of la Martine’s ... 28 April 1826 CFA At home all day, Comyns, Voltaire, Spanish, dinner party at home, Mr. Sill, Mr. Powell and ... 29 April 1826 CFA At home all day, assorting Newspapers, Voltaire, his plays, Socrates, evening, family to Mr. ... 30 April 1826 CFA At home all day, desultory reading, letter to George, evening, conversation, with the family....

[May 1826]

1 May 1826 CFA Morning at home, Comyn on Contracts, Voltaire, evening walk to Georgetown, peculiarity of ... 2 May 1826 CFA Morning at home, Comyn, fishing expedition with John, dinner, Benjamin Russel, my Mother at ... 3 May 1826 CFA Morning at home, weather warm, quite idle, letter to Richardson, evening, a Drawing room, Mr.... 4 May 1826 CFA Morning at home, Comyn, very quiet, evening, ride with my Mother, visits, Mr. Cook of ... 5 May 1826 CFA Morning at home, Executive Record, Comyns, present from my father, a Seal, dinner party at ... 6 May 1826 CFA Morning at home, Executive Record, assorting Newspapers, letter to Burton, translation of ... 7 May 1826 CFA Morning at home, Executive Records, letters to Richardson and my Grandfather, evening at ... 8 May 1826 CFA Morning at home, Executive Records, Comyn, Voltaire, Spanish, evening, walk, return, rain, ... 9 May 1826 CFA Morning at home, Executive Record, letter to George, strong anger, Comyns, Spanish, evening ... 10 May 1826 CFA Morning at home, Executive Record, Comyns, Voltaire, Spanish, evening, walk, with Johnson ... 11 May 1826 CFA Morning at home, Executive Record, Comyns, Voltaire, Spanish, evening at home, alone, family ... 12 May 1826 CFA Morning at home, Executive Record, Comyns, Voltaire, arrival of J. P. Hopkinson, evening, ... 13 May 1826 CFA Morning at home, Executive record, assorting Newspapers, evening ride with my Mother, visit ... 14 May 1826 CFA Morning at home, Executive Record, letters to George and Richardson, review my mother’s ... 15 May 1826 CFA Morning, fishing, good success, weather warm, Bacon’s abridgment, evening, dull at home. ... 16 May 1826 CFA Executive Record, Morning at home, Bacon’s abridgment, weather warm, evening, ride with my ... 17 May 1826 CFA Morning at home, Executive record, Bacon’s abridgment, small dinner party at home, Mrs. ... 18 May 1826 CFA Morning, Executive Record, eyes weak, unable to study, fishing with John, return much ... 19 May 1826 CFA Morning at home, unable to study, languid and indolent, evening with the family, dull. ... 20 May 1826 CFA Morning at home, assorting Newspapers, letter to Richardson, Kelly’s Memoirs, evening, a ... 21 May 1826 CFA Morning at home, letter to my Grandfather, La Cretelle, evening with the family. ... 22 May 1826 CFA Morning at home, Adjournment of Congress, glad, Stearns on Real Actions, evening, a walk. ... 23 May 1826 CFA Morning at home, Stearns, La Cretelle, Spanish, J. P. Hopkinson, evening ride, family. ... 24 May 1826 CFA Morning at home, Stearns, La Cretelle, Spanish, evening, thunder storm, Hopkinson, the ... 25 May 1826 CFA Morning at home, weather warm, Hopkinson leaves us, with John, Stearns, Spanish, evening, a ... 26 May 1826 CFA Morning at home, finish Stearns on Real Actions, Spanish, evening with the family. ... 27 May 1826 CFA Morning at home, assorting Newspapers, La Cretelle, dinner, Mr. Gallatin, Col. Mercer, ... 28 May 1826 CFA Morning at home, letters to George and Richardson, warm weather, evening ride, walk to ... 29 May 1826 CFA Morning at home, Bacon’s abridgment, Spanish, evening, ride, at home with the family. ... 30 May 1826 CFA Morning, excursion fishing during the day, heat of the sun, return to dine, evening, ride ... 31 May 1826 CFA Morning at home, Bacon’s abridgment, Executive Record, Woodstock, evening ride, then walk to ...

[June 1826]

1 June 1826 CFA Morning at home, great heat, Bacon’s abridgment, Woodstock, family, evening, a walk. ... 2 June 1826 CFA Morning at home, Bacon’s abridgment, Pleading, finish Woodstock, ride with the ladies, ... 3 June 1826 CFA Morning at home, warm weather, Bacon, assorting Newspapers, letters, evening, walk, storm. ... 4 June 1826 CFA Morning at home, heat, letter to my Grandfather, Matilda, a Novel, evening ride with the ... 5 June 1826 CFA Morning at home, heat, Buller’s Nisi Prius, Spanish, Thunder Storm, flash of lightning at ... 6 June 1826 CFA Morning cool, Buller, fishing with John in a punt, good sport, late return, evening at home. ... 7 June 1826 CFA Morning, Executive Record, Buller, Madame de Stael, French revolution, Spanish, evening, ... 8 June 1826 CFA Morning, Executive Record, Buller, Madame de Stael, Spanish, evening at home, family. ... 9 June 1826 CFA Morning at home, Executive record, finish Buller, Madame de Stael, evening walk. ... 10 June 1826 CFA Morning at home, assorting Newspapers, Madame de Stael, indolence, evening, family, Mary C. ... 11 June 1826 CFA Morning at home, warm day again, letter to Burton, dinner party at Mr. Brent’s, ride with ... 12 June 1826 CFA Morning at home, Executive Record, Phillips on Evidence, Madame de Stael, evening, walk. ... 13 June 1826 CFA Morning at home, Executive Record, Phillips, Madame de Stael, Spanish, evening, at my ... 14 June 1826 CFA Morning at home, Executive record, Phillips, Mary unwell, Madame de Stael, Spanish, evening, ... 15 June 1826 CFA Morning at home, Executive Record, Phillips, Madame de Stael, evening, with the family, very ... 16 June 1826 CFA Morning at home, Executive record, Phillips on Evidence, Las Cases, Napoleon, Spanish, ... 17 June 1826 CFA Morning at home, Executive Record, assorting Newspapers, fishing in a punt, John, strong ...

[Diary narrative spanning dates]

[June 1826]

[July 1826]

1 July 1826 CFA I found an invitation to dine with the corporation of the City on the 4th. this morning and ... 2 July 1826 CFA On Sunday, we determined to go to Staten Island and spend the day as it was dull in the City.... 3 July 1826 CFA Monday Morning was spent in the usual search after pleasure and gratification of the senses. ... 4 July 1826 CFA The water, and the constant round of dissipation in which we lived had had the effect of ... 5 July 1826 CFA Boardman left us on Wednesday morning. He had been waiting for the Havre Packet which was to ... 6 July 1826 CFA At five o’clock on Thursday Morning I took leave of them. Richardson was violently affected, ... 7 July 1826 CFA On Friday we travelled to Baltimore together and made the shortest passage ever known by our ... 8 July 1826 CFA I took the earliest Washington Stage and got in feeling somewhat rusty, at about three ... 9 July 1826 CFA On Sunday, the 9th of July, my father and John left us for Boston. Not six hours after their ... 10 July 1826 CFA Bath, Morning at home, resume my studies, Hume, Maltebrun, quiet with the family, ... 11 July 1826 CFA My father’s birth day. Neither the news of the day before yesterday nor his absence did ... 12 July 1826 CFA Bath, Morning at home, Executive record, Hume’s England, indolence and sleep, evening at ... 13 July 1826 CFA Bath, Morning at home, Executive record, Hume, Maltebrun, letter from my father, evening at ... 14 July 1826 CFA Bath, Morning at home, Executive record, Hume, Maltebrun, evening with the family, quiet ... 15 July 1826 CFA Bath, Morning at home, Executive record, assorting Newspapers, letter from Richardson, ... 16 July 1826 CFA Attended the funeral ceremonies at the Capitol. Dr. Stoughton delivered the Sermon. It was ... 17 July 1826 CFA Bath, Morning at home, Executive Record, Hume’s England, Maltebrun, letter to John, evening ... 18 July 1826 CFA Bath, Morning at home, Executive Record, Hume’s England, letters from Boston, evening at my ... 19 July 1826 CFA Bath, Morning at home, Executive Record, Madame de Stael, Delphine, evening, Conversation, ... 20 July 1826 CFA Bath, Morning at home, Executive record, Delphine, contemplated Journey, evening, walk. ... 21 July 1826 CFA Bath, Morning at home, Executive record, Delphine, family at Mr. Frye’s, a short walk. ... 22 July 1826 CFA Surprised by the sudden appearance of Thomas Hellen. He was just from Boston, and came to ... 23 July 1826 CFA Bath, Morning at home, close Executive Record for the present, family, conversation with ... 24 July 1826 CFA Bath, Morning ride, family, prospects, change of intentions, evening, conversation, heat, ... 25 July 1826 CFA The preceding short space of time spent so delightfully in quiet at home, was broken to day ... 26 July 1826 CFA Rode to Baltimore. Arrived before dinner, and spent a dull and disagreeable afternoon in ... 27 July 1826 CFA Went to Philadelphia in the Steamboats, taking the land passage in our own carriage. The ... 28 July 1826 CFA In Philadelphia until 12 o’clock. Dr. Huntt and Capt. Read of the Navy, visitors. Went down ... 29 July 1826 CFA Steamboat into New York. I made an acquaintance in a Methodist parson from Missouri. A very ... 30 July 1826 CFA Conversation with Satterlee Clark who is attacking Mr. Pleasonton in the papers. A very ... 31 July 1826 CFA My spirits which had been dreadfully depressed during my journey with my Mother grew lighter ...

[August 1826]

1 August 1826 CFA I went this morning to see David’s Painting of the Coronation of Napoleon. The subject is ... 2 August 1826 CFA Madame finally decided to go up the North River. We left New York in the morning, were all ... 7 August 1826 CFA I believe every individual of the party was glad when on the afternoon of the seventh we ... 8 August 1826 CFA We were glad when Albany presented itself to our view on Tuesday Morning. ... 9 August 1826 CFA On Wednesday we rode to Ballstown, through a very miserable country. But the place is ... 10 August 1826 CFA Ballstown, Morning, ride to Saratoga, Mrs. Otis, amusing conversation, Company, return to ... 11 August 1826 CFA Ballstown, Morning, billiards with Otis, afternoon, a ride, Mrs. Otis’s barouche, evening, a ... 12 August 1826 CFA Ballstown, Morning, ride to Saratoga, heat and dust, my Mother, return, evening, billiards ... 13 August 1826 CFA On Sunday the 13th we left it Ballstown on our return to Albany and stopped at Troy for the ... 14 August 1826 — 23 August 1826 CFA We went to Lebanon and passed ten horrible days there. My birth day among them which we ... 15 August 1826 CFA Lebanon. Morning, billiards and bath, afternoon, ride to Shaker village, singular ... 16 August 1826 CFA Lebanon. Morning at home, Granby, spirits very low, letter to John, ride, shower, stupid ... 17 August 1826 CFA Lebanon. Morning at home, billiards, ride, my Mother unwell, evening quiet and stupid. ... 18 August 1826 CFA Lebanon. My birth day, nineteen, ride to Prospect Hill, Mr. Hill, return, dine, Champagne, ... 19 August 1826 CFA Lebanon. Morning at home, unwell, arrival of Company, bath, evening, Otis. ... 20 August 1826 CFA Lebanon. Morning, Church, Shaker village, singular ceremony, return, large company, Mr. van ... 21 August 1826 CFA Lebanon. Morning at home, Billiards, Otis, the Miss Thurstons, evening, a ball, very stupid. ... 22 August 1826 CFA Lebanon. Morning, at home, ride to Hancock, Shaker village, William Gracie, afternoon, ride ... 23 August 1826 — 27 August 1826 CFA We went to Hudson the first day, and there spent the night. The next day we rode to ... 28 August 1826 CFA Philadelphia. Morning at home, Novels, Varieties of Life, Peaches, arrival of Weed, evening ... 29 August 1826 CFA Philadelphia. Morning at home, improving, Sketches of Character, evening, Weed, conversation.... 30 August 1826 CFA Philadelphia. Morning at home, Sketches of Character, afternoon, ride with Hopkinson, ... 31 August 1826 CFA Philadelphia. Morning at home, Vivian Grey, afternoon, ride with Hopkinson, Schuylkill Water ...

[September 1826]

1 September 1826 — 16 October 1826 CFA On Friday September 1st. I started again in the Steam Boat and arrived at home on Saturday ... 1 September 1826 CFA Morning, Leave Philadelphia, Steamboat to New Castle, Mr. Johnston of Louisiana, Carriage to ... 2 September 1826 CFA Morning, Leave Baltimore, Carriage alone to Washington, Arrive, Johnson Hellen, ... 3 September 1826 CFA Morning at home, Conversation with Johnson Hellen, my troubles, evening, a ride, Mary C. ... 4 September 1826 CFA Morning at home, Accounts, arrangements, ride to Mr. Frye’s, family, evening, Theatre, ... 5 September 1826 CFA Morning at home, return to study, Hume’s England, Maltebrun’s Geography, evening, Billiards ... 6 September 1826 CFA Morning at home, Hume, Maltebrun, letters, billiards, evening, ride with Johnson Hellen, ... 7 September 1826 CFA Morning at home, Hume, Maltebrun, Geography, Letters from Quincy, evening, billiards, ride ... 8 September 1826 CFA Morning at home, Hume’s England, Maltebrun, Geography, Conversation with Johnson, evening, ... 9 September 1826 CFA Morning at home, Hume, letters from Boston, evening, ride, Billiards with Johnson, Theatre. ... 10 September 1826 CFA Morning at home, letters to Quincy, Conversation with Johnson, family affairs, evening, ... 11 September 1826 CFA Morning at home, Hume, Maltebrun’s Geography, evening, ride, Billiards, Theatre, “the School ... 12 September 1826 CFA Morning at home, Hume, Maltebrun, Geography, evening, ride with Johnson Hellen, Billiards. ... 13 September 1826 CFA Morning at home, unwell, Hume, head ach, evening, ride with Johnson, billiards, walk. ... 14 September 1826 CFA Morning at home, letters to Boston, head ach, evening, ride, Billiards, Theatre, Wandering ... 15 September 1826 CFA Bath, Morning at home, Hume, Maltebrun, Politics, Johnson, evening, ride, Theatre, Falls of ... 16 September 1826 CFA Bath, Morning at home, Hume’s England, assorting Newspapers, letter to Richardson, evening, ... 17 September 1826 CFA Bath, Morning at home, Hume’s England, letters to Quincy, evening, ride, and quiet at home. ... 18 September 1826 CFA Bath, Morning at home, Hume’s England, Maltebrun Geography, Executive Record, evening, ride, ... 19 September 1826 CFA Bath, Morning at home, Hume’s England, Geography, Executive Record, ride, evening, ... 20 September 1826 CFA Bath, Morning at home, Hume’s England, Geography, Executive Record, evening, ride, Mrs. ... 21 September 1826 CFA Bath, Morning at home, Hume’s England, Geography, Executive Record, evening, ride, ... 22 September 1826 CFA Bath, Morning at home, Hume’s England, Geography, Executive Record, evening, ride, ... 23 September 1826 CFA Bath, Morning at home, weather rainy, fishing, bad luck, Mr. Custis of Arlington, evening, ... 24 September 1826 CFA Bath, Morning at home, finish Hume’s England, weather bad, letter to my father, evening at ... 25 September 1826 CFA Bath, Morning at home, Smollet’s Continuation of Hume, Geography, Executive Record, ... 26 September 1826 CFA Bath, Morning at home, Smollet, Maltebrun, Executive Record, weather bad, evening at home, ... 27 September 1826 CFA Bath, Morning, fishing excursion, excellent sport, return, evening, Theatre, “Every one has ... 28 September 1826 CFA Bath, Morning, fishing, sport not so good, Mr. Custis, evening, Theatre, “Secrets worth ... 29 September 1826 CFA Bath, Morning, fishing, sport pretty good, return to dinner, evening at home, sleepy and ... 30 September 1826 CFA Bath, Morning at home, Smollet, Executive Record, evening, ride, billiards, Theatre, ...

[October 1826]

1 October 1826 CFA Bath, Morning at home, Bolingbroke, Spirit of party, dinner at Mr. Frye’s, Mary C. Hellen, ... 2 October 1826 CFA Bath, Morning at home, Smollet, Continuation of Hume, dull, evening, ride, and Billiards ... 3 October 1826 CFA Bath, Morning at home, Smollet, Bolingbroke, visit from P. B. Anderson, recollections, ... 4 October 1826 CFA Bath, Morning at home, Smollet, Bolingbroke, Executive Record, Billiards, ride, evening, ... 5 October 1826 CFA Bath, Morning at home, Smollett, Bolingbroke, headache, evening, ride and Billiards with ... 6 October 1826 CFA Bath, Morning at home, Smollett too dull, discontinue it, Bolingbroke, Patriot King, ... 7 October 1826 CFA Bath, Morning, fishing, out all day, return to dine, evening, ride, Billiards, out. ... 8 October 1826 CFA Bath, Morning at home, Bolingbroke, conversation, evening, ride, visits, Mrs. Frye’s and my ... 9 October 1826 CFA Bath, Morning at home, Bolingbroke, Butler’s Hudibras, evening, ride, Billiards, walk. ... 10 October 1826 CFA Bath, Morning at home, Bolingbroke, Hudibras, Executive Record, evening, ride, Billiards. ... 11 October 1826 CFA Bath, Morning at home, Bolingbroke, Hudibras, Executive record, evening, ride, Independent ... 12 October 1826 CFA Bath, Morning at home, Bolingbroke, finish a Volume of Executive record, evening, ride, ... 13 October 1826 CFA Bath, Morning at home, Bolingbroke, correcting Executive Record, evening, ride, billiards, ... 14 October 1826 CFA Bath, Morning at home, indolent reading, correcting Executive Record, evening, walk, Johnson ... 15 October 1826 CFA Bath, Morning at home, indolent, conversation with Johnson, politics, evening, ride, my Aunt ... 16 October 1826 CFA Morning at home, Bath, Bolingbroke, walk, bookstore, evening, walk, an Oyster Supper, ... 17 October 1826 CFA On Tuesday the 17th of October I drove to Baltimore and as if the very presence of the ... 18 October 1826 CFA Baltimore, Morning, Mr. Reynolds, James Baker, Canton races, Dr. Thornton’s horse, evening, ... 19 October 1826 CFA I was consequently glad when at three o’clock in the morning of the 19th I was directed to ... 20 October 1826 CFA Morning at home, weather bad, unwell and in low spirits, evening, walk, drenched in the rain.... 21 October 1826 CFA On Saturday, my Mother arrived dispirited and unwell. My representations had been slighted ... 22 October 1826 CFA Morning at home, my Mother, Conversation, Affairs of the family, George and John, evening, ... 23 October 1826 CFA I shall proceed in this Journal with a mere short detail of the interesting occurrences of ... 24 October 1826 CFA Morning at home, depression of spirits, Continental Adventures, family, evening, ... 25 October 1826 CFA Morning, ride to the races with John, Janet, no running, chilly, evening with the family, Mr.... 26 October 1826 CFA On the 26th. The President gave a dinner to Mr. Sergeant at which all the dignitaries of the ... 27 October 1826 CFA Morning, third day’s races with John, and my Mother, Elisa White, ride, evening with the ... 28 October 1826 CFA Mr. Sergeant left us on Saturday the 28th. and we returned to our quiet habits. ... 29 October 1826 CFA Morning at home, letter to Richardson, miscellaneous reading, ride with John, evening with ... 30 October 1826 CFA Morning at home, Mitford’s Greece, Plutarch, recommence study, evening, billiards, with the ... 31 October 1826 CFA Morning at home, Mitford’s Greece, Plutarch, Maltebrun, Geography, evening, a walk, and the ...

[November 1826]

1 November 1826 CFA Morning at home, Mitford’s Greece, Plutarch’s Lives, Memoirs of Lord Melcomb, evening with ... 2 November 1826 CFA Morning at home, Mitford’s Greece, Plutarch, Bubb Doddington, Lord Melcomb, evening, dull at ... 3 November 1826 CFA On Friday the 3d of November, I dined at Mr. Clay’s with the Corps Diplomatique. He always ... 4 November 1826 CFA Morning at home, assorting Newspapers, desultory reading, dinner party at Baron Mareuil’s, ... 5 November 1826 CFA Morning at home, letters, day idle, ride with John, evening with the family, Conversation. ... 6 November 1826 CFA Morning at home, Mitford’s Greece, Plutarch, Maltebrun, evening with the family, Cards. ... 7 November 1826 CFA Morning at home, Mitford’s Greece, Memoirs of Reynolds, evening with the family, Cards. ... 8 November 1826 CFA Morning at home, Mitford’s Greece, continue and finish Reynolds, evening with the family, ... 9 November 1826 CFA Morning at home, Mitford’s Greece, Plutarch, Maltebrun, evening, reading aloud to my Mother, ... 10 November 1826 CFA Morning at home, Mitford, fishing excursion with John, return to dine, evening with the ... 11 November 1826 CFA Morning, walk, orders, assorting Newspapers, North American Review, evening, conversation ... 12 November 1826 CFA Morning at home, Journal, letters, indolent reading, evening, dull, family, a walk. ... 13 November 1826 CFA Morning at home, Idleness, superficial observations, walk, conversation with my Mother, ... 14 November 1826 CFA Morning at home, Mitford’s Greece, Plutarch, Maltebrun, evening, family, cards, walk. ... 15 November 1826 CFA Morning at home, cold and uncomfortable, Mitford’s Greece, interesting, evening, with the ... 16 November 1826 CFA Morning at home, weather warm, Mitford’s Greece, ride, my Mother and John, evening, walk. ... 17 November 1826 CFA Morning at home, Mitford’s Greece, ride with my Mother, small dinner party at home, stupid, ... 18 November 1826 CFA Morning at home, wasted, assorting Newspapers, dislodged, winter furniture, walk, evening ... 19 November 1826 CFA Morning at home, desultory reading, letter to Richardson, evening with the family, walk. ... 20 November 1826 CFA Morning at home, John’s room, discomposed, various and unprofitable reading, evening, ride, ... 21 November 1826 CFA Morning at home, Mitford’s Greece, interruption, ride with my Mother, evening with the ... 22 November 1826 CFA Morning at home, Johnson and John to Baltimore, Mitford’s Greece, Plutarch, evening with the ... 23 November 1826 CFA Morning at home, Mitford’s Greece, Plutarch, ride with my Mother, dinner, General Brown, ... 24 November 1826 CFA Morning at home, Mitford’s Greece, Interruptions, evening, John returned, Anger, brutality. ... 25 November 1826 CFA Morning at home, much wasted, assorting Newspapers, evening, with the family. ... 26 November 1826 CFA Morning at home, letter to Richardson, ride with my Mother, evening with the family. ... 27 November 1826 CFA Morning at home, Mitford’s Greece, Plutarch, ride with my Mother, evening with the family, ... 28 November 1826 CFA Morning at home, Mitford’s Greece, Plutarch, time wasted, evening with the family, Cards, ... 29 November 1826 CFA Morning at home, Mitford’s Greece, Plutarch, depression of spirits, evening with the family, ... 30 November 1826 CFA On the last day of November the Campaign commenced by a great dinner to the Corps ...

[December 1826]

1 December 1826 CFA Morning at home, Mitford’s Greece, head ach and low spirits, evening, family, Cards, a walk. ... 2 December 1826 CFA Morning at home, Plutarch’s Lives, assorting Newspapers, Westminster Review, ride with John, ... 3 December 1826 CFA Morning at home, letters, to Richardson, desultory reading, evening with the family, ... 4 December 1826 CFA This day the 2d Session of the Nineteenth Congress commenced. Whether the members who ... 5 December 1826 CFA The President’s message went in today. It is not so very powerful a one as that last ... 6 December 1826 CFA A Drawing room in the evening. Recognized a great variety of my old acquaintances both in ... 7 December 1826 CFA Morning at home, weather cold, excessive lounging, walk, Spenser, evening with the family, ... 8 December 1826 CFA Morning at home, no occupation, walk to the Capitol, Spenser, evening with the family, Cards.... 9 December 1826 CFA Morning at home, walk, Thompson’s book store, reflections, evening with the family, Cards. ... 10 December 1826 CFA Morning at home, Executive record, letters to George, Richardson, evening with the family, ... 11 December 1826 CFA Ball at Mrs. Johnston’s in the evening. It was passed tolerably well, but I was glad to get ... 12 December 1826 CFA Morning at home, Executive record, walk, bookstore, purchases, Spenser, evening with the ... 13 December 1826 CFA Mrs. Clay’s first party. It was very full and went off very well indeed. This is the first ... 14 December 1826 CFA Morning at home, Executive record, walk, ride, Spenser, evening with the family, Cards. ... 15 December 1826 CFA A large dinner at home of Members of Congress. Principally men of our side. Col. Mercer of ... 16 December 1826 CFA John King dined with us. He is just from England, and has brought out with him a Convention ... 17 December 1826 CFA Morning at home, Spenser, Executive Record, ride with ladies, evening with the family. ... 18 December 1826 CFA Morning at home, Voltaire, Spenser, Executive Record, walk, evening with the family, Cards. ... 19 December 1826 CFA John and I went out to dine at Mr. Pleasonton’s according to invita­tion. A small dinner. ... 20 December 1826 CFA A Drawing room at home. Crowded and much as Drawing rooms commonly are. ... 21 December 1826 CFA A ball and Supper at Mr. Vaughan’s. I don’t know what got into me but I resolved to stay it ... 22 December 1826 CFA Morning at home, fatigued and stupid, Spenser, ride, evening with the family. ... 23 December 1826 CFA Morning at home, unwell, depressed, Voltaire, Spenser, ride with John, evening with the ... 24 December 1826 CFA Morning at home, unwell, cold in my head, assorting Newspapers, Voltaire, Executive Record, ... 25 December 1826 CFA Christmas day, and weather turning exceedingly cold. A family party to dine at my Uncle ... 26 December 1826 CFA Weather very bad. Went to dine in Georgetown at Baron Huyghens’, the Dutch Minister. The ... 27 December 1826 CFA The weather has turned bitterly cold. I went to Mrs. Clay’s alone. So very few there however ... 28 December 1826 CFA Morning at home, Voltaire, Spenser, Executive Record, Mr. Calhoun, politics, evening with ... 29 December 1826 CFA Morning at home, Voltaire, Spenser, cold weather, dinner party at home, evening, family. ... 30 December 1826 CFA Went to the French Minister’s in the evening. The party was tolerably pleasant. Mr. Calhoun ... 31 December 1826 CFA Morning at home, Voltaire, Executive Record, letters, evening with the family, politics, Mr. ...

1827

[January 1827]

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

[February 1827]

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

[March 1827]

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

[April 1827]

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

[May 1827]

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

[June 1827]

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

[July 1827]

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

[August 1827]

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

[September 1827]

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

[October 1827]

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

[November 1827]

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

[December 1827]

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

1828

[January 1828]

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 1828]

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 1828]

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 1828]

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 1828]

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 1828]

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 1828]

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 1828]

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 1828]

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 1828]

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 1828]

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 1828]

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 ...

1829

[January 1829]

1 January 1829 CFA The morning was cloudy and dull which ushered in the New Year. At this time it is not ... 2 January 1829 CFA Morning still cloudy and unpleasant. At the Office. Received a letter from my Mother which ... 3 January 1829 CFA The weather changed during the Night and saluted us this morning with a most bitter cold. ... 4 January 1829 CFA The weather did not relax at all in the intensity of cold. I suffered very much in dressing ... 5 January 1829 CFA Left Medford quite late this morning, anticipating a cold and disagreeable ride, and as ... 6 January 1829 CFA Morning at the Office, and in the Court of Common Pleas. I was this day admitted to practice ... 7 January 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. Received a letter from my Father but without a remittance. It was ... 8 January 1829 CFA The day of the hero’s glory came in Clouds and rain. We had not so much noise and stuff this ... 9 January 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. Weather very disagreeable and the streets wet and muddy. I finished ... 10 January 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. Received a letter from my Aunt Smith, instead of the usual one from ... 11 January 1829 CFA The Cold was almost as severe today as it was last Sunday, giving to us the bitterness of ... 12 January 1829 CFA Returned to town this morning. The weather still cold, but much moderated. Morning at the ... 13 January 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. Massachusetts Reports. I was occupied some time in hunting about the ... 14 January 1829 CFA The day was mild and rainy, which kept me at the Office employed almost constantly. This may ... 15 January 1829 CFA The uniformity of a studious life is proverbial. I have little or no account to give of ... 16 January 1829 CFA This was a lovely day and the softness of the air relieved me con­siderably from my pain ... 17 January 1829 CFA Morning at the Office, engaged in writing a letter to my Mother. After which I read the ... 18 January 1829 CFA Still rainy, attended the Meeting in Federal Street and heard Mr. Gannet preach a Sermon ... 19 January 1829 CFA Returned to Boston, rather late and passed the morning, or rather what remained of it, in ... 20 January 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. Received at last a letter from my Father with a remittance. There was ... 21 January 1829 CFA Morning at the Office, engaged in writing a reply to my father’s last letter. I touched upon ... 22 January 1829 CFA Morning at the Office, reading the Massachusetts Reports and the third Volume of Kent’s ... 23 January 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. Occupied in reading some important cases in the Massachusetts Reports.... 24 January 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. Received a very pleasant letter from my Mother, in very good spirits, ... 25 January 1829 CFA Morning cold. Went to Meeting in Federal Street, and heard Mr. Emerson preach a Sermon upon ... 26 January 1829 CFA After waiting an hour or two with Abby, I came into town. The weather was very mild and ... 27 January 1829 CFA Morning foggy with rain. At the Office and in Court. Heard the close of an argument by Mr. ... 28 January 1829 CFA Winter is again upon us, and I do not welcome it with pleasure. But it is early to think of ... 29 January 1829 CFA Morning passed principally in Court, listening to an argument on the part of Mr. Fletcher. I ... 30 January 1829 CFA Morning at the Office; received a pleasant letter from my Mother, in pretty good spirits. ... 31 January 1829 CFA A fit of low spirits has come upon me, from what particular reason, I am not able to say. It ...

[February 1829]

1 February 1829 CFA Attended at Church all day at Federal Street. Heard Mr. Gannett whom I liked less even than ... 2 February 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. Occupied in digesting my Notes about the Middlesex Canal, but I was ... 3 February 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. Employed in reading Law and drawing up my paper upon the subject of ... 4 February 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. Occupied much of the time in drawing up a Paper upon the Middlesex ... 5 February 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. Received a pleasant letter from John, asking my assistance in a plan ... 6 February 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. Received very pleasant letters from my Father and Mother. The first ... 7 February 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. Engaged very busily in an answer to my father’s letter of yesterday. ... 8 February 1829 CFA Went to Church this morning at Federal Street and heard Dr. Channing preach a Sermon which ... 9 February 1829 CFA Morning at the Office, engaged all the morning though I could hardly tell how. I did ... 10 February 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. Not very usefully occupied. I must again resume my old habits which ... 11 February 1829 CFA Arose in better spirits. Morning at the Office, occupied in reading Law. Kent’s ... 12 February 1829 CFA Morning at the Office, occupied in reading Law. Nothing of any consequence occurred. Dined ... 13 February 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. Suffering under a head ach, the consequence of the wine. I have ... 14 February 1829 CFA Morning at the Office but not much occupied. Wrote a letter to my Mother and conversed with ... 15 February 1829 CFA Morning at Meeting at Dr. Channing’s. Heard him but not with much interest. The sameness of ... 16 February 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. Received a pleasant letter from my Mother enclosing a present of a ... 17 February 1829 CFA Morning at the Office and in Court of Common Pleas. Little of any consequence occurred. I am ... 18 February 1829 CFA Morning at the Office and in Court. Three days have been passed in a single case of Leonard ... 19 February 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. Reading Law but not with any interest. The multiplicity of subjects ... 20 February 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. And in Court. Heard a case argued of little importance and without ... 21 February 1829 CFA Morning at the Office, but rather late. The storm ceased at eight o’clock and we found ... 22 February 1829 CFA Attended divine service all day at the Meeting House in Federal Street. Heard Dr. Channing ... 23 February 1829 CFA Morning at the Office, engaged in examining my Papers for some years past and destroying ... 24 February 1829 CFA Morning at the Office and in Court. Little going on of any importance. The day rather dull ... 25 February 1829 CFA Morning at the Office and in Court. The place was crowded as it was expected that a case of ... 26 February 1829 CFA The morning opened with a heavy rain, which acting upon the snow already on the ground, laid ... 27 February 1829 CFA Morning cold and unpleasant. At the Office and in Court. This Controversy has at last ... 28 February 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. Wrote a letter to my Mother and a short Note to my father besides ...

[March 1829]

1 March 1829 CFA Attended service in the morning and heard Mr. Gannet deliver a Sermon as usual. Differing ... 2 March 1829 CFA Passed an hour with Abby previous to my return to town, pleasantly enough. The day was fair ... 3 March 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. Weather tolerably mild at last. After being engaged some time in ... 4 March 1829 CFA Morning at the Office, and in the Supreme Court where I listened to a case of not much ... 5 March 1829 CFA Morning at the Office and in the Supreme Court. Arguments to unimportant Cases. The weather ... 6 March 1829 CFA Morning at the Office and in the Supreme Court. Heard an argument in the case of the N.E. ... 7 March 1829 CFA I attended in the Supreme Court as much as I could but was exceedingly interrupted divers ... 8 March 1829 CFA Attended divine service and heard Mr. Gannet deliver a Sermon somewhat in the usual style. I ... 9 March 1829 CFA Returned to town rather earlier than usual, as Mr. Brooks came in with me. The morning was ... 10 March 1829 CFA Morning at the Office and in Court. Heard arguments as usual. Nothing material taking place. ... 11 March 1829 CFA Morning at the Office and in the Supreme Court. Cases of little interest going on so that ... 12 March 1829 CFA Morning at the Office and in Court. A heavy rain which promises to have an effect upon the ... 13 March 1829 CFA Morning at the Office and in Court. Little or nothing going on and I feel excessively tired ... 14 March 1829 CFA Received a long letter from my father this morning, giving his account of the new ... 15 March 1829 CFA Morning cold. Attended divine Service at the Church on Federal Street and heard Mr. Gannet ... 16 March 1829 CFA Morning cloudy. Returned to town rather late in order to give time for my Gig to be repaired.... 17 March 1829 CFA Morning at the Office, occupied in copying my letter to my Father, which took me nearly the ... 18 March 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. Nothing remarkable. Called into the Justices Court to enter my first ... 19 March 1829 CFA Morning at the Office and in Court. The land cause was going on and as I took no interest in ... 20 March 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. Passed in reading Blackstone with some attention. I find myself more ... 21 March 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. Looked over some Chapters of Blackstone and a long Essay of Mr. ... 22 March 1829 CFA Attended divine service all day, at Dr. Channing’s. Heard in the morning Mr. Gannet to whose ... 23 March 1829 CFA Morning at the Office and in Court. The Judges passed the morning in delivering opinions ... 24 March 1829 CFA Morning at the Office and in Court. Heard an argument upon a Case which was not interesting ... 25 March 1829 CFA Morning at the Office and in Court. Heard an Argument upon a Case relating to Nahant Hotel. ... 26 March 1829 CFA Returned to town this morning without accident. Found a letter for me at the Office from my ... 27 March 1829 CFA Morning at the Office and in Court. Found a case of but little in­terest and did not remain ... 28 March 1829 CFA Morning at the Office and in Court, but finding nothing very instructive there I occupied ... 29 March 1829 CFA The day was lovely, being the first of the kind which we have had during this season. As ... 30 March 1829 CFA Morning at the Office and in Court. Heard an argument which did not instruct me and so ... 31 March 1829 CFA Morning rainy and dull. At the Office and in Court. Heard an argument upon the right of the ...

[April 1829]

1 April 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. In Court for a short time but the case did not instruct me, so after ... 2 April 1829 CFA Morning at the Office, and in Court. The Judges occupied the morn­ing in delivering opinions ... 3 April 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. Received a letter from my mother, in good spirits. But I regret to ... 4 April 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. Read Blackstone and felt better than I did yesterday. At twelve I ... 5 April 1829 CFA Morning pleasant. As Abby was decided to remain in town today, I thought I could not do ... 6 April 1829 CFA My room was not remarkably good but I rested pretty well and went to the Office early. Found ... 7 April 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. But not occupied as I ought to be. Went into the Common Pleas for an ... 8 April 1829 CFA Returned to town with Mr. Brooks. The morning was very fine and the ride pleasant. Found at ... 9 April 1829 CFA The day commenced with clouds and a cold easterly wind which soon brought up a violent storm ... 10 April 1829 CFA Morning cloudy and cold. Returned to town in time to avoid the rain which set in for the ... 11 April 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. Read Blackstone and passed the morning very quietly. In the ... 12 April 1829 CFA Morning clear and pleasant. I took advantage of it to cut my connexion with the Marlborough ... 13 April 1829 CFA Day rather cold for this month but I had a pleasant ride into town from Medford. The roads ... 14 April 1829 CFA This morning is the first which reminds us of the advance of Spring. I went to the Office ... 15 April 1829 CFA Another beautiful day. Morning at the Office. I propose to divide my time now as the ... 16 April 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. My head still troubled me a little and continued to do so throughout ... 17 April 1829 CFA Morning at the Office, reading Blackstone. The weather begins to give signs of relenting. At ... 18 April 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. Day clear but cool with an East wind. Wrote a letter to my Mother ... 19 April 1829 CFA Morning cloudy and dark. I remained at the House reading the North American Review. Nothing ... 20 April 1829 CFA Returned to town this morning, the weather being like Spring but damp. Found at the Office ... 21 April 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. Received another letter from my Mother somewhat longer but as I think ... 22 April 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. Felt dull and unwell, but finished a Volume of Blackstone and spent ... 23 April 1829 CFA Morning at the Office and in Court. Received a pleasant letter from my father upon general ... 24 April 1829 CFA Returned to town this morning. Conversation with George. At the Office reading Blackstone ... 25 April 1829 CFA Morning at the Office, engaged in writing an answer to my father and in doing it I could not ... 26 April 1829 CFA Morning clear but cold. Rode to Medford to dine. Found Mr. Walker, the Minister of ... 27 April 1829 CFA Returned to town with Abby in company. Weather cold but not unpleasant. At the Office. Found ... 28 April 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. Weather cold and chilly. Reading Blackstone, in the Court of Common ... 29 April 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. George went positively this morning and left his affairs with me. I ... 30 April 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. Read law as usual. Nothing remarkable occurred and I was again ...

[May 1829]

1 May 1829 CFA The morning was not by any means such as to merit the character which poets give of the ... 2 May 1829 CFA I sit down to record the Journal of this day with an aching heart and a depressed mind. The ... 3 May 1829 CFA I have heard nothing of this excepting through the public papers but the account is so ... 4 May 1829 CFA My morning was principally occupied in looking over the papers which my brother left at his ... 5 May 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. The men came this morning to make the repairs to my room. I presume ... 6 May 1829 CFA I have felt utterly unable to apply myself to any study of Law this week and on that ... 7 May 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. Nothing very remarkable occurred. I was engaged much of the time in ... 8 May 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. I attempted to read a little Law but could not succeed very well. The ... 9 May 1829 CFA Morning, returned to town with Mr. Brooks who was very kind and pleasant. On my return, I ... 10 May 1829 CFA Morning cloudy with showers of rain. I rode to Medford. The country looking beautiful. The ... 11 May 1829 CFA Returned to town in a cold wind and not very pleasant day. Found letters from my father and ... 12 May 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. Weather cool and clear. Received a letter from my Mother in low ... 13 May 1829 CFA Morning at the Office, and at the House where poor George was, looking over his papers to ... 14 May 1829 CFA Returned to town with Mr. Brooks. The morning was lovely and the ride pleasant. At the ... 15 May 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. Provoked to think that I had no letters. I am now so anxious to hear ... 16 May 1829 CFA Morning at the Office, weather cloudy and chilly. No letters from home. I wrote a short one ... 17 May 1829 CFA Beautiful spring Morning. I went to Meeting this morning and heard Mr. Stetson preach a long ... 18 May 1829 CFA Another beautiful morning. Returned to town with Mr. Brooks. I felt exceedingly depressed. ... 19 May 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. Still no letters which keeps down my spirits exceedingly. Occupied ... 20 May 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. The weather which threatened great heat cooled off by one of the ... 21 May 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. The weather which had been cold and chilly cleared up at noon. I ... 22 May 1829 CFA Returned to town with Mr. Brooks and Abby. The weather was delightful and the softness of ... 23 May 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. Occupied in writing as usual and preparing my room for establishing ... 24 May 1829 CFA The day was beautiful. One of those lovely ones which we have when the new approach of ... 25 May 1829 CFA Returned to town with Mr. Brooks. The weather exceedingly warm and as I was embarrassed with ... 26 May 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. Rainy day but warm. Engaged in writing up my old Index which I intend ... 27 May 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. Engaged very busily all day in arranging my new Office, which is now ... 28 May 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. Occupied as usual in writing and engaged in making my changes. Mr. ... 29 May 1829 CFA Returned to town with Mr. Brooks in a shower of rain, the wind was very chilly and I was in ... 30 May 1829 CFA Morning at the Office, engaged in writing and also reading a little of Starkie on the law of ... 31 May 1829 CFA Morning cloudy but not unpleasant. I rode to Medford and found the family much as usual ...

[June 1829]

1 June 1829 CFA Morning cloudy and very cold. I rode into town from Medford early and found the want of some ... 2 June 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. Weather cold and chilly. After writing a portion of my Index, a ... 3 June 1829 CFA Morning at the Office, occupied much as usual, in writing and reading the law of Evidence. ... 4 June 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. Weather again warm and pleasant. I was tempted foolishly to day to go ... 5 June 1829 CFA Returned to town this morning with Mr. Brooks. Found a letter at last, from my Mother, but ... 6 June 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. Engaged in writing as usual. I did not reform this morning, but ... 7 June 1829 CFA The day which commenced with clouds and a little rain cleared off remarkably fine. I ... 8 June 1829 CFA Returned to town with Mr. Brooks, weather showery but quite mild. Arrived at the Office, and ... 9 June 1829 CFA Morning at the Office but did not remain there for I passed a part of it in the Supreme ... 10 June 1829 CFA Morning at the Office and in the Supreme Court. I employed myself as much as I could in ... 11 June 1829 CFA Returned to town early with Mr. Brooks. Found no later information from my father which ... 12 June 1829 CFA Morning at the Office and in Court. I listened to rather a dull argument this day. ... 13 June 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. Attended Court for a little while but found nothing of any ... 14 June 1829 CFA Not having received any letters from home last night leading me to suppose that my presence ... 15 June 1829 CFA Returned to town early this morning and not in very good humour, for Abby was not pleasant ... 16 June 1829 CFA Morning fine. I arose early and enjoyed the pleasure of the air, in going to take a bath on ... 17 June 1829 CFA Morning fine. I arose early and took a Bath though the water was low and not very pleasant. ... 18 June 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. Occupied in reading and writing, first my Journal, then Starkie and ... 19 June 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. Wrote my Journal and copied a portion of my Index but was much ... 20 June 1829 CFA Morning at the Office a short time, and engaged for the remainder in making purchases at the ... 21 June 1829 CFA Fine morning after a smart thunder shower. Attended divine service in the morning and heard ... 22 June 1829 CFA Morning, returned to town with Abby, leaving her at Mrs. Dehon’s. I went to the Office. ... 23 June 1829 CFA Rode to town and went to the Office. Engaged the larger part of the morning in arranging my ... 24 June 1829 CFA Morning, rode to town. Engaged busily all the morning in business belonging to my father’s ... 25 June 1829 CFA Morning, return to town. Attended the Sale of the Furniture of Messrs. Clark and Dunn and ... 26 June 1829 CFA Rode to town this morning as usual. Occupied all the morning at the Office in examination of ... 27 June 1829 CFA John and I rode into town this morning and I was busy during the day as usual. I arranged ... 28 June 1829 CFA Morning at Quincy as Abby remained at Winter Hill to preserve Mrs. Everett from loneliness. ... 29 June 1829 CFA Morning to town. The weather showery and unpleasant. Engaged all the morning in duties ... 30 June 1829 CFA Morning to town, weather rainy and disagreeable. Engaged in writing for my father’s affairs ...

[July 1829]

1 July 1829 CFA Morning to town with John, weather extremely rainy and unpleasant. I was occupied almost all ... 2 July 1829 CFA Morning to town weather cool but clear. Received a Note from Abby with a long dissertation ... 3 July 1829 CFA Morning to town. Occupied as usual. Met Allyne Otis and had some conversation with him, ... 4 July 1829 CFA This is the Anniversary of our Independence and therefore a public day. I am not fond of ... 5 July 1829 CFA The rain came down with great force during the night and the morning was misty and ... 6 July 1829 CFA Morning to town. The weather which for the past week has been cold and disagreeable, today ... 7 July 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. A pleasant day and easy ride. Passed the larger part of it in making ... 8 July 1829 CFA Morning to town. Occupied all the morning in sundry duties as usual. I went to see about the ... 9 July 1829 CFA Morning to town. Engaged all the morning in an appraisement of the Books belonging to my ... 10 July 1829 CFA My brother rode to town with me this morning as he takes leave of us for Washington again. ... 11 July 1829 CFA Morning to town. At the Office. Deposited Miss Oliver’s money, and then met the Appraisers ... 12 July 1829 CFA At home all day. Ennuyé un peu. Too many people here. I cannot somehow or other get along ... 13 July 1829 CFA Returned to town, accompanied by Mr. Brooks, and the road seemed short but the day was ... 14 July 1829 CFA Morning to town. Attended Court all the morning. The new Docket was called but I was late ... 15 July 1829 CFA Morning to town after copying a number of letters for my father, which detained me until ... 16 July 1829 CFA Morning to town with Abby who went to make visits in no very good humour. It was so warm ... 17 July 1829 CFA Morning to town. Engaged so much by my father that I got in quite late. I then went to West ... 18 July 1829 CFA Delayed very considerably by my father in order to copy certain letters which he wished me ... 19 July 1829 CFA At home all day. Heavy rain fell in the morning. I did not attend divine service, ... 20 July 1829 CFA Morning to town with Mr. Brooks and Abby. The day was misty and damp, the wind being east, ... 21 July 1829 CFA Morning to town. Occupied first in going to Hancock Street to see about the sale of Mr. ... 22 July 1829 CFA Morning to town, weather exceedingly warm. I went into the Common Pleas for a few moments to ... 23 July 1829 CFA Morning to town. Occupied during the morning in copying some Executors papers for my father, ... 24 July 1829 CFA Returned to town this morning, and passed it as I usually do in the performance of a ... 25 July 1829 CFA Morning to town but very late. My father first entering into conversation with me upon the ... 26 July 1829 CFA Passed all day at home at Medford. The day pleasant but quite cool. I read the remaining ... 27 July 1829 CFA Returned to town this morning. Passed it in a manner not altogether so useful as I might ... 28 July 1829 CFA Arose early this morning in order to start with my father for Weston. He having fixed this ... 29 July 1829 CFA Morning to town, threatening a warm day but without being so. My time was taken up in ... 30 July 1829 CFA Returned to town bringing Abby with me as far as Charlestown. The weather which looked ... 31 July 1829 CFA Morning to town in a shower of rain, the weather being exceedingly changeable. It cleared up ...

[August 1829]

1 August 1829 CFA The weather had changed so much as to affect me sensibly with cold in riding to town this ... 2 August 1829 CFA Morning at home, engaged in reading the last Number of the Quarterly of Philadelphia. Not ... 3 August 1829 CFA Morning to town with Mrs. Frothingham and Abby in the Carriage. Engaged first in drawing and ... 4 August 1829 CFA Morning to town, but before I had reached it a most violent shower came on nearly as bad as ... 5 August 1829 CFA Morning to town. Occupied a little at the commencement of the day but afterwards my friend ... 6 August 1829 CFA Morning to town. Abby in low spirits about her Mother and I could not rouse her. This ... 7 August 1829 CFA Morning to town. Weather quite warm. After spending a short time at the Office, I went up ... 8 August 1829 CFA Morning to town. The weather exceedingly warm. At the Office. Received a most extraordinary ... 9 August 1829 CFA Morning exceedingly warm and sultry. Remained at home all day and wasted it shockingly. I ... 10 August 1829 CFA Morning to town accompanied by Abby. Called in passing upon Mr. Stetson to inquire of whom ... 11 August 1829 CFA Morning to town, but I find myself so late in reaching it that I am hurried for time very ... 12 August 1829 CFA Morning to town. Having reformed my practice, I got to town quite in reasonable time today. ... 13 August 1829 CFA Morning to town. Engaged as usual in a diversity of pursuits connected with my father’s ... 14 August 1829 CFA Morning to town. Mr. Frothingham came in with me and we had much conversation upon many ... 15 August 1829 CFA We were visited early this morning with the most severe thunderstorm that I have heard or ... 16 August 1829 CFA Morning at home. As it is the ettiquette for a lady not to go to public places after she is ... 17 August 1829 CFA Morning to town accompanied by Mr. Frothingham. Conversation upon the late report of an ... 18 August 1829 CFA This morning marks my twenty second birth day. Much has passed since the last event of the ... 19 August 1829 CFA I left Walpole early this morning. The weather cleared up with a cool wind which made my ... 20 August 1829 CFA I slept or rather remained in my berth until we reached New York not being willing to trust ... 21 August 1829 CFA Morning passed in doing little or nothing. John and I took a stroll up Broadway, very far ... 22 August 1829 CFA It was just after the Clock struck twelve, that my brother’s Wife burst into my room in the ... 23 August 1829 CFA I arose in the morning feeling refreshed and strengthened but still somewhat low spirited. ... 24 August 1829 CFA I have unwittingly written what happened on Tuesday when I should in the order of time have ... 25 August 1829 CFA Morning to town in the Carriage as I wished to have it repaired and have one of the horses ... 26 August 1829 CFA Morning to town but rather late owing to some conversation with my father which detained me. ... 27 August 1829 CFA Morning to town, Conversation with my father upon his property. Many very heavy calls upon ... 28 August 1829 CFA Returned to town with Mr. Brooks after writing Mr. Stetson a Note to ask him to officiate as ... 29 August 1829 CFA Morning to Boston and the Office. Occupied in writing and arranging some affairs for ... 30 August 1829 CFA Morning at home. Abby did not go to Meeting, this being the time of probation and we spent ... 31 August 1829 CFA Morning return to town, with Abby whom I left at the House. Then to the Office where I was ...

[September 1829]

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