Arise, no School. Senate, Mr. Pinckney, Missouri question, too crowded,1 Aunt Frye’s,2 shooting.
1. JQA insisted that his sons attend the Congressional debates in order to further
their education (JQA, Diary, 6 Feb. 1820). Under
consideration in the Senate was the admission of Missouri to the Union. Many
Northerners desired to restrict slavery in the area. Senator William Pinckney of
Maryland (1764–1822) spoke against such restriction on 21 January, in an
unrecorded speech, and again on 15 February, arguing that Congress had no power to
limit the sovereignty of a future state because all states in the confederated
Union must be equal. See Annals of
Congress, 16 Cong., 1 sess., 1:233–234, 389–417, and George
Dangerfield, The Era of Good Feelings, N.Y., 1952, p.
2. LCA’s sister, Carolina Virginia Marylanda (Johnson) Buchanan Frye (b. 1776). Her
late husband had been Andrew Buchanan (1766–1811), and their
son was Robert Christie Buchanan (1811–1878); she was now
married to Nathaniel Frye Jr. (d. 1855). See Adams