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Browsing: Diary of Charles Francis Adams, Volume 2


Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0003-0001-0001

Author: CFA
Date: 1827-01-01

January 1st. 1827.1

New Year’s Day. The commencement of another and perhaps the last entire year of unincumbered pleasure. A very large company here this morning and not a very select one.2 I was very much disgusted. Miss Ross3 was with me a great part of the day. She is a niece of Mrs. Clay’s and a pretty, interesting girl. The day passed off much as usual however, and the evening was passed quietly enough, at home.
1. From D/CFA/5. For the first two weeks in January CFA’s morning schedule invariably included reading Voltaire and Spenser. Only three times did he break his studious activities to take walks, to make visits, and to sort newspapers (D/CFA/1).
2. CFA calls the company “ragamuffins” in D/CFA/1.
3. The young lady’s mother was Mrs. George G. Ross, formerly Eliza Pindell, a niece of Mrs. Henry Clay (Clay, Papers , 1:554).