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Browsing: Diary of Charles Francis Adams, Volume 2


Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0005-0005-0011

Author: CFA
Date: 1829-05-11

Monday. 11th.

Returned to town in a cold wind and not very pleasant day. Found letters from my father and John.1 The latter at New York, expected to see me but I was not there. My engagements have been such that I am glad I did not go on. It would have been very inconvenient to me, and have involved a return to Washington which I do not desire. I am more usefully employed here in looking over and arranging my brother’s papers, which occupied me all day. My father’s letter was more staid and sedate but still in great distress. I succeeded in arranging George’s Accounts a little more clearly and hope now to see my way out. In the evening, a few Numbers of the Spectator. Rain again.
1. JQA expressed thanks for CFA’s “truly filial offer of service” and promised to avail himself of it “hereafter, in such manner as may most comport with your own inclinations and intentions” (JQA to CFA, 6 May 1829, Adams Papers). The letter from JA2 is missing.