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Morning at home, report of failure, Ladd, loss to my father,1 evening party at home, very agreable.
1. George Johnson, one of LCA’s cousins, had endorsed the notes of one Ladd, of
Alexandria, to the sum of $7,000. Since Johnson was the manager of the Columbian
Mills, which JQA owned, the bank tried to hold CFA’s father responsible for the
debt. See Bemis, JQA,
2:197–199; JQA, Diary, 13 Jan. 1825, Adams Papers, Microfilms, Reel No. 51.