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Browsing: Diary of Charles Francis Adams, Volume 2


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Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0003-0010-0026

Author: CFA
Date: 1827-10-26

Friday 26th.

Morning occupied in examining authorities for my Case. After breakfast went to Long Wharf after my Cases of books which I succeeded in obtaining safely at my room. I cannot live comfortably without them. Went to Mrs. Frothingham’s for Abby and walked with her to Harding’s room to see the Pictures of my father and of Miss Dehon. They are likenesses but the former is not an agreeable one. At half past three, I started with George to go to Mr. Boylston’s. The day was cold. Found the old gentleman much decayed, and evidently likely to go soon. He was still kind and pleasant however. Returned at six and spent the evening pleasantly at Mrs. Frothingham’s. Miss Julia Gorham was there and quite pleasant. Returned home at ten accompanying this lady to her’s first.

Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0003-0010-0027

Author: CFA
Date: 1827-10-27

Saturday 27th.

Morning at the Office. I forgot to mention yesterday the receipt of an extraordinary Note from John portending much.1 But as he does not say what is to come I shall patiently wait until his nerves become more calm. Also a letter from my father. At eleven I went to see Abby and called with her at Mrs. Dexter’s. An old lady whom I met at Nahant, the widow of Samuel Dexter. After dinner I rode with Abby to Winter Hill where we drank tea with Mrs. Everett, and in the evening after a pleasant conversation, we rode over to Medford where we found only Mr. and Mrs. Brooks.
1. Missing.

Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0003-0010-0028

Author: CFA
Date: 1827-10-28

Sunday 28th.

Attended Meeting in the Morning and heard Mr. Stetson preach a Sermon without much merit although not bad. It was very cool in the House indeed. Read some articles in the Edinburgh Review in the afternoon. Mr. Everett called. Evening conversation upon the subject of Houses.

Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0003-0010-0029

Author: CFA
Date: 1827-10-29

Monday 29th.

I returned to Boston this morning alone, having a very pleasant ride as the weather had moderated exceedingly. On my going to George’s room I found a letter of a singular description had been received by him from my Mother.1 This created on his part some feeling and led to a general explanation of his affairs. Much was said on both sides, but I was gratified as it removed one of the bars { 178 } which had existed heretofore between us. Much can be done yet and if the heavens will only stand propitious the misery which threatens our family may yet be averted. I returned to my room and wrote a letter to my Mother concerning him.2 After dinner I was occupied in writing out the opinion upon the law case of last Monday which I delivered at the Court in the evening.3 Heard a case argued there and then took Supper with Richardson at the Boston Coffee House. We separated at ten.
1. Missing.
2. Missing.
3. See entry for 22 Oct., and note, above.