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Browsing: Diary of Charles Francis Adams, Volume 2


Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0003-0011-0027

Author: CFA
Date: 1827-11-27

Tuesday. 27th.

Wrote to my father according to custom, and in reply to a letter received yesterday from him. Morning at the Office and again in the afternoon. I went to see the Statue of Washington by Chantrey1 which is just raised in the State House. It disappointed me very agreeably as I had been dissatisfied with the print. I do not know whether to approve entirely of it’s location. I was this evening invited to Mrs. Derby’s2 and had accepted, but as the time drew near I felt it impossible to go without Abby, and so after an hour’s indecision concluded to stay at home.
1. Francis Legatt Chantrey (1781–1841), the English sculptor ( DNB ).
2. Presumably the widow of Elias Hasket Derby (1766–1826), the former Lucy Brown ( DAB ).