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Browsing: Diary of Charles Francis Adams, Volume 2


Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0005-0003-0009

Author: CFA
Date: 1829-03-09

Monday 9th.

Returned to town rather earlier than usual, as Mr. Brooks came in with me. The morning was pleasant and we had an agreeable ride. On reaching town, I attended Court as usual. The Inaugural Address of General Jackson was much the subject of Conversation. It is a feeble production, remarkable for nothing but it’s jesuitical spirit in the leading topics of difference at present agitating the Community, and the strong contrast it presents to the productions of his predecessor.1 The afternoon was passed in writing, and the evening at Dr. Welsh’s, conversing with Miss Harriet upon matters and things in general.
1. For Andrew Jackson’s first inaugural address, see Richardson, ed., Messages and Papers , 2:436–438.