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Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0001-0002-0031

Author: CFA
Date: 1820-01-31

31. IX.

Arise, weather fair, go to School. Virgil, Minora, return, evening at Mrs. Pleasonton’s.1
1. Mrs. Stephen Pleasanton, whose husband was Fifth Auditor of the Treasury Department from 1817 to 1855 (Lanman, Biographical Annals , p. 509).

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0001-0003-0001

Author: CFA
Date: 1820-02-01

February. 1820. Tuesday. 1. VIII:30.

Arise, go to School, Virgil, Minora, Cebes, return, dinner party.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0001-0003-0002

Author: CFA
Date: 1820-02-02

2. VIII:30.

Arise, no School, House of Representatives, Mr. Randolph, Missouri question,1 Senate, return home, evening party at Mrs. Ramsay’s.2
1. The speech of John Randolph (1773–1833), Congressman from Virginia, is unrecorded in the Annals of Congress .
2. Possibly Mrs. George Ramsay, wife of the General and mother of Francis M. Ramsay, the future rear-admiral (Gouverneur, As I Remember , p. 214, 282).

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0001-0003-0003

Author: CFA
Date: 1820-02-03

3. IX.

Arise, go to School, weather rainy, Virgil, Minora, return, evening at home.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0001-0003-0004

Author: CFA
Date: 1820-02-04

4. IX.

Arise, no School, hurt my head, Senate, closed, return, go shooting, evening, Cardelli.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0001-0003-0005

Author: CFA
Date: 1820-02-05

5. IX.

Arise, go to School instead of Wednesday, Virgil, Minora, home, Johnson Hellen.1
1. Three children of LCA’s deceased sister, Nancy (Johnson) Hellen (1773–1810), and Walter Hellen Jr. (d. 1815), lived with the Adams family: Johnson Hellen (1800– 1866 1867 ), Mary Catherine Hellen (1807–1870), who later married JA2, and Thomas Johnson Hellen (b. 1809). Johnson Hellen had attended Princeton and was later admitted to the bar (JQA, Diary, 3 Nov. 1818; LCA to GWA, 14 May 1826, Adams Papers). See Adams Genealogy.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0001-0003-0006

Author: CFA
Date: 1820-02-06

6. IX.

George and John departed,1 arise, go to Church, Mr. Rice,2 Luke 8. 1 and 2, return, remainder of day at home.
1. CFA’s brothers, George Washington Adams (1801–1829) and John Adams 2d (1803–1834), referred to in this edition as GWA and JA2, respectively, { 7 } were returning to Harvard College after six weeks of vacation (JQA, Diary, 6 Feb. 1820). See Adams Genealogy.
2. Luther Rice (1783–1836), a Baptist preacher in Washington who later helped establish Columbian College (Sprague, Annals Amer. Pulpit , 6:602–603).