Arise, go to School. Greek grammar and Minora, return, evening, Mr. and Mrs.
1. William Steuben Smith (1787–1850) was a nephew of JQA (being
the son of Abigail [Adams] Smith) as well as the brother-in-law of LCA, having
married Catherine Maria Frances Johnson in 1813 at St. Petersburg. He had been
serving as private secretary to JQA, then minister to Russia, while Catherine had
accompanied her sister to that distant land. To distinguish this couple from
numerous other Smiths, CFA often called them “Uncle Smith” and “Aunt Smith.” See
Adams Genealogy; Bemis,
JQA, 1:154–155, 238.