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Browsing: Diary of Charles Francis Adams, Volume 2


Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0005-0004-0018

Author: CFA
Date: 1829-04-18

Saturday. 18th.

Morning at the Office. Day clear but cool with an East wind. Wrote a letter to my Mother which I propose to be the last which I shall send. Their silence and perfect indifference to arrangements at Washington puzzles me extremely. Went to see Abby but felt exceedingly low spirited, as my doubts about myself again arise. I am coming to the point so that my mind ought to be braced up to it. Afternoon. Commenced reading Clarendon1 and was much struck with the style of the Preface. Rode to Medford with Abby this evening. But I felt very singularly all the evening.
1. CFA’s set of The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England, by Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon, 8 vols., Oxford, 1826, is in the Stone Library, along with two other copies owned by JQA. JA’s copy is in the Boston Public Library ( Catalogue of JA’s Library , p. 126).