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Browsing: Diary of Charles Francis Adams, Volume 2


Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0005-0006-0019

Author: CFA
Date: 1829-06-19

Friday 19th.

Morning at the Office. Wrote my Journal and copied a portion of my Index but was much occupied all day. Richardson called in and spent an hour with me. Mr. H. H. Tuckerman called to offer to my father ten shares in the Boylston Market.1 Hollis, the housewright called and I instituted a commencement for a settlement in regard to the Common Street Houses. My father proposes to look into these affairs pretty thoroughly. Mr. Hovey, the Deputy Sheriff of Norfolk,2 { 392 } called about an execution against Jacob George, no settlement. I then went to Dr. Welsh’s and got some Keys for Quincy. This took up nearly all the morning. I then made some purchases, and after dinner again rode to Quincy. Found my father not very well. The afternoon and evening were passed in desultory conversation. My father opened the subject of George and Dr. Storer’s letter.3 I conversed freely with him and relieved his mind much. Then into town which I reached shortly after ten.
1. Henry H. Tuckerman, a merchant, lived at 44 Chesnut Street ( Boston Directory, 1829–1830). The Boylston Market, at the corner of Boylston and Washington streets, had been designed in 1810 by Charles Bulfinch (Whitehill, Boston: A Topographical History , p. 69).
2. John Hovey, of Roxbury ( Mass. Register, 1828, p. 245).
3. The letter from Dr. David Humphreys Storer, who lived at 298 Washington Street, is missing. Apparently he presented a bill for his medical services to Eliza Dolph. See entries of 13 and 28 May, above, and 16 July, below.