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Browsing: Diary of Charles Francis Adams, Volume 2


Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0003-0008-0023

Author: CFA
Date: 1827-08-23

Thursday. August 23d. 1827.

Morning occupied in walking about the town to see the changes which had taken place during my absence. Visited the new Market House which attracts so much attention1 and walked into one of the Halls where they were selling Furniture to see whether I could not obtain some but there was very little which was not evidently made for Sale and that little did not sell low. From there I went directly to Medford, and passed the remainder of the day and the evening, not returning to town.
1. Faneuil Hall Market (often called the Quincy Market), which occupied the space between North and South Market streets, immediately in front of Faneuil Hall, had been built in 1825–1826 under the administration of Mayor Josiah Quincy ( Bacon’s Dict. of Boston , p. 147–148).