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Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0003-0008-0021

Author: CFA
Date: 1827-08-21

Tuesday August 21st. 1827.

I returned to Boston with Abby, and after bathing, went according to appointment to see Mrs. P. C. Brooks Junr. the sister in law of Abby.1 She seems a delicate tender plant hardly likely to bear up { 154 } very long against this climate. After leaving Mrs. Frothingham and Abby whom I had met at that place, I returned to my boarding house where I passed the afternoon, and the evening was spent at Mrs. Frothingham’s in company with Abby, Mrs. P. C. Brooks, Henry and Chardon.
1. Mrs. P. C. Brooks Jr. was the former Susan Oliver Heard. See Adams Genealogy.

Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0003-0008-0022

Author: CFA
Date: 1827-08-22

Wednesday August 22d. 1827.

Called at George’s and then at Mr. Webster’s Office1 to give notice of my approach. I had a little conversation with him and then went to Mrs. F.’s to see Abby with whom I took a short walk, previous to her leaving town. Afternoon spent at home.
1. Daniel Webster’s law office, on the corner of Court Street and Tremont Street, was on the site of JQA’s 1792–1794 law office (JQA, Diary, 18 Sept. 1824).

Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0003-0008-0023

Author: CFA
Date: 1827-08-23

Thursday. August 23d. 1827.

Morning occupied in walking about the town to see the changes which had taken place during my absence. Visited the new Market House which attracts so much attention1 and walked into one of the Halls where they were selling Furniture to see whether I could not obtain some but there was very little which was not evidently made for Sale and that little did not sell low. From there I went directly to Medford, and passed the remainder of the day and the evening, not returning to town.
1. Faneuil Hall Market (often called the Quincy Market), which occupied the space between North and South Market streets, immediately in front of Faneuil Hall, had been built in 1825–1826 under the administration of Mayor Josiah Quincy ( Bacon’s Dict. of Boston , p. 147–148).

Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0003-0008-0024

Author: CFA
Date: 1827-08-24

Friday. August 24th. 1827.

I returned to town this morning in company with Abby. Called at George’s, took Soup and a Woodcock by way of Luncheon. Called at Mrs. Frothingham’s and spent an hour with her and Abby, and dined at Mr. T. L. Winthrop’s. A large company. My father, Captain Bainbridge and Son, Captain Gallagher,1 Col. House,2 Mr. Pierpont, Mr. Brooks, Mr. Everett, Mr. Balston of Philadelphia and Mr. Read, and a few others. After dinner I called with my father upon Judge Hall.3
1. Captain John Gallagher, in command of the Charlestown Navy Yard ( Mass. Register, 1828, p. 213).
2. Colonel James House, of Connecticut (Heitman, Register U.S. Army ).
3. Joseph Hall, judge of the Suffolk County probate court ( Boston Directory, 1829–1830).
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