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Morning at home, finish Reeves, Beaumont and Fletcher, President’s Message,1 Burke, evening walk.
1. JQA’s first annual message to Congress reviewed the state of the nation and advocated,
among other things, a national university and support for geographical and astronomical
research (Richardson, ed., Messages and Papers, 2:299–317).