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Browsing: Diary of Charles Francis Adams, Volume 2

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Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0004-0003-0018

Author: CFA
Date: 1828-03-18

Tuesday. 18th.

Wrote to my father, then to the Office to read Blackstone. Spent a short time with George, found him in a captious humour, and left him. Occupied in the afternoon with Hutchinson. Took a walk and passed my evening in study. These are useful days and I am now in such a habit of arranging my time as to afford me excellent opportunities for progress.

Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0004-0003-0019

Author: CFA
Date: 1828-03-19

Wednesday. 19th.

Morning, Greek Philosophy, then to the Office to read Blackstone. Called at Mr. Brooks’ Office and decided upon remaining in town until tomorrow. Passed the afternoon at the Office reading Hutchinson, took a walk and studied as usual at home in the evening. George came in and passed an hour in which we had much pleasant conversation.

Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0004-0003-0020

Author: CFA
Date: 1828-03-20

Thursday. 20th.

Morning, Greek Philosophy, then to the Office. Letter from my Mother in better spirits although she speaks discouragingly about the election.1 Read Blackstone and went out with Mr. Brooks to Medford. He carried out with him two trees of a size to set out. They looked singularly and troubled him because he thought I was ashamed of them. I was rather amused than otherwise. The family all well. Abby pleasant. Quiet evening with them all.
1. LCA wrote: “the aspect of things in New York is very bad for us but if they run Peter B. Porter [for governor] there may be some chance” (LCA to CFA, 13 Mar. 1828, Adams Papers). The Adams men chose Judge Smith Thompson as their candidate; for the election results see entry for 12 Nov., and note, below.

Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0004-0003-0021

Author: CFA
Date: 1828-03-21

Friday. 21st.

Returned to town with Abby and Mr. Brooks in his Carriage. Office. No letters, then to Mrs. Frothingham’s to see her upon her return home. They have difficulties as well as all others and I must say do wrong sometimes. The return of Mrs. F. rather diminishes my opinion of her character. I think her a good woman but not capable of that decided course of conduct which influences a really high souled female. I can easily account for her anxiety to return but it looks like selfishness, to give way to it. At the Office as usual all day, finished Hutchinson and evening, Cicero and Record.
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