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Browsing: Diary of Charles Francis Adams, Volume 2


Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0003-0012-0025

Author: CFA
Date: 1827-12-25

Tuesday. 25th.

Christmas day. But it was unattended by the accompaniments which I have usually known with it. My own time was quite busily passed in examining the law case argued last night, as I do not expect to be able to do much in the latter part of the week. John sent me a Note1 with some Documents and letters which I left last Summer in the City of Philadelphia. Among the rest was a letter from Abby which I received just previous to leaving Washington. In the afternoon engaged in copying from Judge Howe’s Lecture as usual. And then a walk. My spirits were very indifferent all day. Evening at my room reading the Communications of the different Presidents to Congress2 and copying Executive Record. Some caricatures were published in relation to Russel Jarvis who has lately made himself conspicuous here.3
1. Missing.
2. Addresses of the Successive Presidents of the United States to Both Houses of Congress, at the Opening of Each Session, with Their Answers, Washington, 1805.
3. Russell Jarvis, a scurrilous writer for Duff Green’s anti-administration Daily Telegraph (Bemis, JQA , 2:99).