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Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0002-0001

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-02-01

February. 1825. Tuesday. 1. IX:30.

Morning at home as usual, walk, evening, Theatre, The poor Soldier,1 Mr. Keene. Tom Thumb, Major Stevens, singular dwarf.
1. A musical farce by John O’Keefe.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0002-0002

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-02-02

2. IX.

Morning as usual, reading the Albigenses1 and Miss Foote’s trial, English papers, singular state of morals,2 evening an Oyster supper at home.
1. Charles Robert Maturin, The Albigenses: A Romance, 4 vols., London, 1824.
2. The actress Maria Foote (1797?–1867) sued Joseph (“Pea Green”) Haynes for breach of promise and received an award of £3,000 ( DNB ).

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0002-0003

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-02-03

3. IX:15.

Morning at home, state of political excitement, walk, motives, home, large dinner, Dr. Watkins and General McCoy,1 evening at home.
1. Presumably William McCoy (d. 1864), a Virginia Representative from 1811 to 1833 ( Biog. Dir. Cong. ).

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0002-0004

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-02-04

4. IX.

Morning at home, George arrived today, walk as usual, conversation, evening, Theatre, School for Scandal, Lady Teasle, Mrs. Barnes, visit and observations, John.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0002-0005

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-02-05

5. IX:20.

Morning at home, political world in hot water, afternoon, usual lounge, eve. remain at home, conversation with George, state of his feelings.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0002-0006

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-02-06

6. IX.

Morning at the Capitol, Mr. Post,1 extremely crowded and dull. Johnson came from Rockville, walk and conversation with him, evening, Tracy, conversation, Elizabeth.
1. A Presbyterian minister who served as chaplain of the House of Representatives (JQA, Memoirs , 7:182).

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0002-0007

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-02-07

7. IX.

Morning as usual, politics, Mr. Clay and Mr. Kremer, conversation, { 450 } Johnson, evening, Theatre, Damon and Pythias, Mr. Cooper, very crowded, Catherine and Petruchio.1
1. The stage copy of The Taming of the Shrew, which was made from Shakespeare’s play by David Garrick.