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Browsing: Diary of Charles Francis Adams, Volume 2


Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0004-0012-0014

Author: CFA
Date: 1828-12-14

Sunday. 14th.

It rained during the night but cleared off this morning, the wind being Southerly and warm. This has certainly been a surprising Season. I went to Meeting in the Morning and heard Dr. Channing preach a Sermon on the same subject with that of last Sunday, on moral energy. I thought it inferior to the former. It was in some measure the repetition of a favorite idea by a diffuse writer, the principal defect which I discover in all of this gentleman’s productions. I also read some of the Sermons of Sterne. After dinner, rode to Medford, and passed the afternoon and evening in company with Abby. This day there was a fire in the Massachusetts Hospital which did much injury.1
1. A defective flue caused the fire in the Massachusetts General Hospital, damages from which were estimated at $2,000 (Columbian Centinel, 17 Dec. 1828).