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Browsing: Diary of Charles Francis Adams, Volume 2


Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0005-0001-0029

Author: CFA
Date: 1829-01-29

Thursday. 29th.

Morning passed principally in Court, listening to an argument on the part of Mr. Fletcher. I see no way of shewing my disposition to do business so ready as being in Court, and propose to attend generally. Richardson came in and I went with him and sat in the Office. George came in and shewed me a letter from my father to him on the subject of the present controversy with the Federalists.1 I dined at Mr. Frothingham’s as Abby was in town. Had some conversation with him upon the election of Mr. Quincy to the Presidency of Harvard College which took place today. After dinner, sat with her an hour or more and then went to the Office and read one or two Chapters of Adam Smith. Evening, finished Boswell. He has been an amusing Companion for my evenings and I am almost sorry to come to the close.
1. JQA declared that his enemies among the old New England Federalists had always had a “sneaking kindness” toward Andrew Jackson and now that he was chosen President “they fall like hindoo self-devoted martyrs before the wheels of Juggernaut” (JQA to GWA, 19 Jan. 1829, Adams Papers).