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Browsing: Diary of Charles Francis Adams, Volume 2


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Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0003-0001-0009

Author: CFA
Date: 1827-01-09

9. IX.1

Morning at home, Spenser, Voltaire, walk at noon, evening with the family, Cards and Conversation.
1. From D/CFA/1.

Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0003-0001-0010

Author: CFA
Date: 1827-01-10

Wednesday 10th.1

A very crowded stupid party at Mr. Clay’s in which there were many very vulgar people. I was excessively disgusted, and came home very willingly.
1. From D/CFA/5.

Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0003-0001-0011

Author: CFA
Date: 1827-01-11

Thursday 11th.

A concert in the evening. Willis of West Point.1 I had a good deal of conversation with Mr. Letcher on politics.2
1. John and James Willis conducted a West Point band (Odell, Annals N.Y. Stage , 3:429).
2. Congressman Letcher had helped arrange the Clay-JQA alliance which made Adams President (Bemis, JQA , 2:36–39).

Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0003-0001-0012

Author: CFA
Date: 1827-01-12

Friday. 12th.

A dinner today as usual. I had a good deal of political conversation with Mr. Laurence [Lawrence], upon the condition of Pennsylvania.

Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0003-0001-0013

Author: CFA
Date: 1827-01-13

Saturday 13th.

Went to the French Minister’s. Called on our way, for the Pleasontons, Mother and Daughter, who went with us. I was more engaged in dancing this evening than usual. But all this is great vanity and mispending of time.

Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0003-0001-0014

Author: CFA
Date: 1827-01-14

14. IX.1

Morning at home, Voltaire, letter from Lothrop and reply,2 ride with John, evening with the family.
1. From D/CFA/1.
2. Both missing.

Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0003-0001-0015

Author: CFA
Date: 1827-01-15

Monday 15th.1

I walked to the Capitol today. In the Supreme Court I found Miss Brooks and Mrs. Everett and as I had nothing to do more interesting, I attended upon them. We went to the House of Re[presentatives]. where Mr. E. made a short speech, apparently with a view only to please his wife. It had but little in it. After dinner I went alone to { 99 } Mr. Senator Bouligny’s in Georgetown where my attention was almost exclusively taken up by the same two ladies.2
1. From D/CFA/5.
2. Dominique Bouligny (1773–1833) served as Louisiana Senator from 1824 to 1829 ( Biog. Dir. Cong. ). A Mr. Coster was also present (D/CFA/1); he was probably John G. Coster, the wealthy New York merchant.