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Browsing: Diary of Charles Francis Adams, Volume 2


Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0004-0002-0008

Author: CFA
Date: 1828-02-08

Friday 8th.

Morning occupied in reading as usual. After breakfast, Blackstone at the Office. Received a letter from my Mother announcing John’s intention to be married on the 25th of this month. I was rather surprised at the manner in which it was noticed.1 Afternoon writing and reading Hutchinson. After which a walk with Richardson. He passed the evening with me <and drank a bottle of Champagne>. George called in for a few minutes. After which we took an Oyster Supper.
1. At the end of her letter detailing general Washington news, LCA added: “Your brother informed me this morning that his marriage was to take place on the 25 of the Month. I have declined having anything to do with it, therefore can give you no further information” (LCA to CFA, 1 Feb. 1828, Adams Papers). LCA, however, attended the wedding; see an account of the ceremony and guests in JQA, Diary, 25 Feb. 1828.