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Browsing: Diary of Charles Francis Adams, Volume 2


Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0004-0011-0008

Author: CFA
Date: 1828-11-08

Saturday 8th.

I found nothing but Clouds and rain upon my awaking this morning and had many fears that I should be detained in New York. But the weather became clear gradually and our prospect before Noon was fair. I wasted the morning for want of something to do, and killed half an hour at Blunt’s Office hearing the political News. One district in New England has gone for Jackson and that has produced a very great sensation.1 The party are encouraged by the returns from New York but I confess I have litle or no confidence in the result. I called at Sidney Brooks’ house to take leave of his wife, and after a hurried dinner, went on board the Steam Boat Washington for Providence. Found Chardon Brooks on board with a lady in charge. We had a pretty fair run during the afternoon, and evening.
1. Jackson carried one district in Maine; JQA received all fifty of the other New England electoral votes (Edward Stanwood, A History of the Presidency from 1788 to 1897, Boston, 1926, 1:149).