Morning, walk, Supreme Court Opening, House of Representatives, Beaumont and Fletcher, evening, my Mother unwell, Dr. Huntt.
At home all day, weather unpleasant, Federalist, Beaumont and Fletcher, evening, family to Mrs. Dickens’, myself at home, Executive Records.
At home all day, Blackstone, Beaumont and Fletcher, visit from W. B. Lee, evening, Drawing room, tolerably agreeable.
Morning, walk, Supreme Court, Case of Ten Sisters, argued by Mr. Wirt and Mr. Webster, House of Representatives, Mr. Pickman,1 Beaumont and Fletcher. Evening at home.
1. Benjamin Pickman Jr. (1763–1843), of Salem, who served as a Massachusetts Representative from 1809 to 1811 (Biog. Dir. Cong.). He was a distant relative of the Adams family. See Adams Genealogy and entry for 24 Sept. 1824, above.
Morning at home, Blackstone, dinner party at home, Miss Cora Livingston,1 Mr. Francis Johnson of Kentucky.
1. Daughter of Edward Livingston, who also dined at the White House (JQA, Diary, 10 Feb. 1826).
Morning at home, Blackstone, Federalist, Beaumont and Fletcher, my Mother, low spirits, evening, Ball at Madame de Mareuil’s,1 Miss Crowninshield, Miss Brooks.2
1. The wife of Baron Durant de Mareuil, French envoy extraordinary to the United States from 1824 to 1827 (Almanach de Gotha, 1826, p. 100).
2. Abigail Brown Brooks (1808–1889), a daughter of Peter Chardon Brooks, of Medford, Mass., and the future wife of CFA. See Adams Genealogy.
Morning, Church, St. John’s, Bishop Chase,1 my Mother’s birth day, Mr. G. Sullivan, dinner tolerably pleasant.
1. Philander Chase (1775–1852), Episcopal bishop of Ohio and founder of Kenyon College (DAB).