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Browsing: Diary of Charles Francis Adams, Volume 2


Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0004-0012-0022

Author: CFA
Date: 1828-12-22

Monday 22nd.

Morning, returned to Boston. The weather exceedingly cold but clear. I had a tolerably pleasant ride and found a comfortable fire at my Office to gratify me. Read Law much as usual. In the afternoon, looked over a few pages of the Federalist without any interest. This book never could fix my attention. Evening, attended with Mr. Tarbell, at the Meeting House in Federal Street, to hear an address delivered by Mr. Russell on the subject of Infant Schools.1 A new improvement of the present day. I listened without being convinced and understood without being delighted. Read Mr. Webster’s trial.2
1. William Russell, editor of the Journal of Education (Columbian Centinel, 24 Dec. 1828).
2. See entry for 16 Dec., and note, above.