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Browsing: Diary of Charles Francis Adams, Volume 2


Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0003-0002-0008

Author: CFA
Date: 1827-02-08

Thursday 8th.1

Strolled to the Capitol. Heard a long discussion about points of order. But was more induced to stay because Miss Brooks was there. I conversed with her all day, and only returned home in time to dine. In the evening, I went to Southard’s.2 And we had quite a large party. It being the first this winter. I spent my evening very much in the society of the same young lady. Which leads me to a discovery which I have been gradually coming to for some time.
1. CFA spent the morning at home, reading Voltaire. He found Mrs. Everett with Miss Brooks at the Capitol (D/CFA/1).
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2. Samuel Lewis Southard (1787–1842), of New Jersey, served as Secretary of the Navy from 1823 to 1829 ( Biog. Dir. Cong. ).