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Browsing: Diary of Charles Francis Adams, Volume 1


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).

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0001-0003-0007

Author: CFA
Date: 1820-02-07

7. VIII:30.

Arise, go to School, Virgil, Minora, Cebes, home, return of John, unexpected, loss of his trunk.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0001-0003-0008

Author: CFA
Date: 1820-02-08

8. VIII:55.

Arise, go to School, Virgil. John left us again. Minora, Cebes, home, party in the evening.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0001-0003-0009

Author: CFA
Date: 1820-02-09

9. IX.

Arise, go to School, Virgil, Minora, Cebes, return home, my Mother, Drawing room.1
1. President Monroe frequently held open house in the drawing room of the White House, and the Adamses often attended. See JQA, Diary, 9 Feb. 1820.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0001-0003-0010

Author: CFA
Date: 1820-02-10

10. VIII.

Arise, go to School, Virgil, Minora, Cebes, home, dine, evening, play Chess with my Mother.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0001-0003-0011

Author: CFA
Date: 1820-02-11

11. IX.

Arise, no School, to the Senate, Missouri Question, Mr. King of New York,1 crowd, home, evening, Cardelli.
1. Federalist Senator Rufus King (1775–1827) supported the right and the expediency of restricting slavery in Missouri as a condition for statehood ( Annals of Congress , 16 Cong., 1 sess., 1:372–373). Slaveholders who listened to him “gnawed their lips and clenched their fists” in anger (JQA, Diary, 11 Feb. 1820). In “Rufus King, Slavery, and the Missouri Crisis,” Robert Ernst has recently explained King’s not always well understood position on the “Missouri Question” (NYHS, Quart. , 46:357–382 [Oct. 1962]).

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0001-0003-0012

Author: CFA
Date: 1820-02-12

12. IX.

Arise, no School, to the House of Representatives, Mr. Pindall of Virginia,1 return, evening at home.
1. James Pindall (1765–1825), a Federalist Congressman from what is now West Virginia, argued that Missouri ought to be admitted to the Union without any restriction on slavery ( Annals of Congress , 16 Cong., 1 sess., 1:1265–1279; 2:1282–1290).
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