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Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0001-0020

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-01-20

20. VIII:45.

Morning at home, Geography, idle, walk, dinner party at home, General McArthur, Ohio and Kentucky.1
1. Duncan McArthur (1772–1839) advocated a caucus of his fellow Congressmen from Ohio, to be followed by a public statement of their position on the disputed presidential election (JQA, Diary, 20 Jan. 1825).

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0001-0021

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-01-21

21. IX.

Morning at home, conversation, political prospects brighter, evening, small party, Mrs. Johnson’s,1 dance on the Carpet, Mr. Lewis of Louisiana,2 Electoral votes.
1. Mrs. Josiah Stoddard Johnston, formerly Eliza Sibley, the wife of the Senator from Louisiana ( DAB ).
2. Presumably Joshua Lewis, formerly a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives, who was appointed a judge of Orleans Territory in 1806 (Clay, Papers , 2:691).

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0001-0022

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-01-22

22. VIII:40.

Morning at home, weather cold, walk, dinner at Mr. T. B. Johnson’s, family, evening, Cards, return, conversation with John.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0001-0023

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-01-23

23. IX.

Snow. At home all day. Newspapers, death of George Bartlett, evening, company at home, Mr. and Mrs. Cook of Illinois, Mr. Tracy.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0001-0024

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-01-24

24. IX:10.

Weather fair. Morning walk, very idle, evening, family to Mrs. Dickens’,1 myself to Circus, Tom Thumb, Stevens the Dwarf.2
1. The wife of Asbury Dickins, of North Carolina, who was a clerk in the Treasury Department (Force, National Calendar, 1824, p. 64).
2. “Major” Joseph M. Stevens, a dwarf thirty-seven inches tall, played the title role in Kane O’Hara’s burletta, Tom Thumb (Odell, Annals N.Y. Stage , 3:142, 166).

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0001-0025

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-01-25

25. VIII:30.

Morning at home, nothing to do, political conversation, evening party at home, Miss Selden.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0001-0026

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-01-26

26. VIII:40.

At home all day, politics of the day, pervading interest, decline the Drawing room,1 conversation with John.
1. Because of CFA’s refusal, JQA attended the President’s drawing room alone; it was “not much crowded” (JQA, Diary, 26 Jan. 1825).
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