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Browsing: Diary of Charles Francis Adams, Volume 2


Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0002-0009-0011

Author: CFA
Date: 1826-07-11

Tuesday. July 11th.1

My father’s birth day. Neither the news of the day before yesterday { 67 } nor his absence did prevent us from celebrating it in a little family way. We drank Champagne and the ladies were very merry. My grandfather was so old that no one could seriously regret his death, but I suppose this little fete would have looked very dreadful to the prudish citizens who make it a business to censure others.
1. From D/CFA/5. CFA spent the morning reading Hume’s England, newspapers, and obituaries (D/CFA/1).