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Browsing: Diary of Charles Francis Adams, Volume 2


Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0003-0001-0030

Author: CFA
Date: 1827-01-30

Tuesday 30th.1

Walked to the Capitol but remained there only a few moments. In the evening, I went to a Private Concert given by Mr. Vaughan. It was rather dull, and I got into a bad humour owing to a difficulty with Mr. Bankhead, as I cannot tolerate rudenesses from foreigners of his pretensions. I had a good deal of conversation with Mr. Macready; he is a pretty agreeable man. We returned before the Concert closed.
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1. In the morning CFA stayed at home, continuing his reading of Voltaire and Spenser (D/CFA/1).

Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0003-0001-0031

Author: CFA
Date: 1827-01-31

Wednesday 31st.1

I walked to the Capitol, but finding nothing was going on, returned directly. In the evening, we had a Drawing room. My time passed quite agreeably. I spent most of the evening with Miss Brooks. This young lady has been somewhat in my mind of late. I have been somewhat disposed to pay her attentions, which in the first place were paid only from an inability to get rid of them. But latterly I have been thinking more seriously, whether it would not be expedient to pursue the subject. My mind is not yet made up.
1. CFA was at home during the morning, reading Voltaire (D/CFA/1).

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

Author: CFA
Date: 1827-02-01

February. 1827. Thursday. 1. IX.1

Morning at home, fine day, walk, Capitol, House of Representatives, dull, evening with the family, Cards.
1. From D/CFA/1.

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

Author: CFA
Date: 1827-02-02

Friday. February 2d.1

A dinner at home which passed much as they commonly do. After which I went to Mrs. Pleasonton’s where there was a large and tolerably agreeable company notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather.
1. From D/CFA/5. CFA spent the rainy day at home, reading Voltaire and Spenser (D/CFA/1).

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

Author: CFA
Date: 1827-02-03

Saturday 3d.1

Evening at Mrs. Barbour’s. The night was extremely stormy and we went in a hackney coach as the coachman had gone out. I passed a pleasant evening and had a very long conversation with Miss Brooks.
1. CFA spent the morning at home, reading Voltaire and finishing Spenser (D/CFA/1).

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

Author: CFA
Date: 1827-02-04

4. IX.1

At home all day, Voltaire, letters to Richardson and George,2 evening, with the family, walk.
1. From D/CFA/1.
2. Both missing.
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