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January

17 May 1830 — 31 December 1831 CFA He, that hath passed the day without attention to the task assigned him, may be certain, ... 1 January 1831 CFA Another year has come upon us, and has opened opportunity for reflection. The past is matter ... 2 January 1831 CFA The day was pleasant although the weather was cool. I attended Meeting with my Wife in the ... 3 January 1831 CFA Morning pleasant. I went to the Office, and was occupied nearly the whole of the morning in ... 4 January 1831 CFA Morning doubtful but the present is an uncommonly mild time. I forgot yesterday to mention a ... 5 January 1831 CFA Morning very mild but inclining to rain, which came in torrents in the course of the ... 6 January 1831 CFA Morning very bright and clear, but somewhat colder than it has been. I went to the Office as ... 7 January 1831 CFA Morning bright and clear. Mr. Ayer brought me this morning his Account which was not a ... 8 January 1831 CFA Morning clear. Mr. Ayer called after my leaving my House and followed me to the Office from ... 9 January 1831 CFA Winter having kept off so long again comes down upon us with great force. The earth was ... 10 January 1831 CFA This Snow makes every thing cheerless, and my walk to the Office very disagreeable. I went ... 11 January 1831 CFA The Snow was thick enough to make very good sleighing, and the Streets looked very lively. I ... 12 January 1831 CFA Morning cloudy and mild, but it cleared off and became colder during the day. I went to the ... 13 January 1831 CFA The Season began again to show itself this morning in a severe degree of Cold. I went to the ... 14 January 1831 CFA Morning cold again and clear. I went to the Office as usual and occupied myself with writing.... 15 January 1831 CFA It had been the intention for us to go to Medford and pass the Sunday, but we had not arisen ... 16 January 1831 CFA The Storm had abated very little when we arose this morning, and it continued during the ... 17 January 1831 CFA The Streets presented quite an extraordinary appearance this morning as the snow lay piled ... 18 January 1831 CFA Morning clear and pleasant. I went to the Office where after arranging my Accounts and ... 19 January 1831 CFA Morning clear and pleasant. Went to the Office as usual and was busy in writing my Journal, ... 20 January 1831 CFA The Weather looked very much as if it was going to give us snow for the day, but instead, ... 21 January 1831 CFA The coldest morning we have yet experienced. This may be considered as a truly bitter winter.... 22 January 1831 CFA It had been the intention this morning to go to Medford, but our eyes were again saluted ... 23 January 1831 CFA This was a severely cold morning. The winter has now set in with all vigour. We have snow as ... 24 January 1831 CFA This morning was colder than any we had yet experienced. I do not know how long this is ... 25 January 1831 CFA The weather gave a very little, but it was still cold. I decided upon going to Quincy at all ... 26 January 1831 CFA Morning clear but rather more moderate than it has been. I went to the Office as usual and ... 27 January 1831 CFA Morning at the Office as usual but my time as unsatisfactorily accounted for as at any time. ... 28 January 1831 CFA Morning at the Office. The weather having very much moderated, is no trifling source of ... 29 January 1831 CFA Morning at the Office. My time as usual frittered away, for what with one thing and another, ... 30 January 1831 CFA Morning chilly but fair weather. I went to Meeting all day, accompanied by my Wife in the ... 31 January 1831 CFA Morning mild and clear. Went to the Office as usual, and from thence to a Meeting of the ...

February

17 May 1830 — 31 December 1831 CFA He, that hath passed the day without attention to the task assigned him, may be certain, ... 1 February 1831 CFA The morning opened with another Snow Storm which bid fair to add considerably to the mass ... 2 February 1831 CFA Morning very mild, the snow melting pretty rapidly. I went to the Office as usual and was ... 3 February 1831 CFA Morning at the Office, weather quite mild. Went down directly to attend at the meeting of ... 4 February 1831 CFA Morning at the Office. Nothing to interrupt me as a Southerly rain had set in which ... 5 February 1831 CFA A part of the morning was devoted to Marketing so that after writing my Journal and the ... 6 February 1831 CFA Morning cold and clear. I went to Meeting all day, and heard in the morning a Sermon from Mr.... 7 February 1831 CFA Morning at the Office. Busy as usual in my avocations and had very little time to pursue my ... 8 February 1831 CFA Morning at the Office as usual. Occupied in my common avocations for the first hour. Mr. ... 9 February 1831 CFA The Weather is now a pretty steady general cold, and for Winter is on the whole not bad, ... 10 February 1831 CFA Morning cold. At the Office as usual, where I spent my time in the occupations usual with ... 11 February 1831 CFA Morning as usual at the Office. But my time was passed in a singular way. The interruptions ... 12 February 1831 CFA Morning cold and clear. I went to the Office as usual and occupied myself with my Journal, ... 13 February 1831 CFA The weather is steady and cold. No material variation in the Thermometer from about eight or ... 14 February 1831 CFA Morning cool again. Went to the Office as usual and was occupied with my usual affairs a ... 15 February 1831 CFA Morning at the Office as usual—After going to Market which made my time nearly eleven ... 16 February 1831 CFA The Winter which has been extremely severe on the whole, is now drawing to a close. This day ... 17 February 1831 CFA Morning beautifully mild and warm even. This seems to give us a taste of a new Season. I ... 18 February 1831 CFA Morning cold again and perhaps more trying to the feelings from the change we experienced ... 19 February 1831 CFA Morning delightfully mild and pleasant. I went to the Office as usual and passed my time in ... 20 February 1831 CFA Morning quite cold. I finished the fourth volume of Drake’s Essays and the literary life of ... 21 February 1831 CFA Morning almost as cold as ever. I went to the Office as usual and passed some time in ... 22 February 1831 CFA Morning mild and tolerably pleasant. I went to the Office as usual and was engaged in my ... 23 February 1831 CFA Morning rainy and warm. The Snow began to go off in quantity and gave us some intimation of ... 24 February 1831 CFA Morning cold again. These alternations of weather are not so pleasant. The Winter still ... 25 February 1831 CFA Morning cold. Went to the Office as usual, and after performing my daily matters, I busied ... 26 February 1831 CFA Morning clear and pleasant. The Sun is gaining the Battle. I went to the Office as usual and ... 27 February 1831 CFA Morning delightful. The Snow is now rapidly making it’s disappearance and we hope soon to ... 28 February 1831 CFA Morning clear and delightfully mild again. This weather is I hope the advance of an early ...

March

17 May 1830 — 31 December 1831 CFA He, that hath passed the day without attention to the task assigned him, may be certain, ... 1 March 1831 CFA The soft weather still continues. I went to the Office as usual and passed my time rather ... 2 March 1831 CFA Morning mild again. The continuance of this weather shows a final stop to the Winter. And ... 3 March 1831 CFA Morning mild and cloudy but it did not rain. I found myself oppressed with a severe cold ... 4 March 1831 CFA The Celebration of this day by the firing of Cannon strikes me as a new practice. It is ... 5 March 1831 CFA Morning mild. Went to the Office as usual. Engaged during much of the time in reading the ... 6 March 1831 CFA Morning cloudy and chill. It hailed a little and then rained. Nobody went to Meeting but I ... 7 March 1831 CFA Morning mild and pleasant. I went to the Office as usual and was busy in reading and ... 8 March 1831 CFA The day was pleasant though much colder than it has been heretofore. I went to the Office so ... 9 March 1831 CFA Morning at the Office. Weather fine. Before I had completed my daily Diary, I was ... 10 March 1831 CFA Morning fine. Our Weather is uncommonly pleasant for this month. I suffered a little from ... 11 March 1831 CFA Morning fine. I went to the Office as usual. Received from my Father a bundle of Papers, ... 12 March 1831 CFA Morning clear and pleasant. I went to the Office as usual. Nothing material took place. I ... 13 March 1831 CFA A lovely Morning. My Wife went out with me to Meeting this morning and we heard Mr. Walker ... 14 March 1831 CFA Morning at the Office after an hours reading of Buffon at home which paid me in some measure ... 15 March 1831 CFA Morning cloudy but the weather gradually improved to a bright beautiful day. I read a part ... 16 March 1831 CFA Morning cloudy, with a mild south Wind so as not to be unpleasant. I went to the Office as ... 17 March 1831 CFA The day cloudy with a cold Easterly Wind and a flurry of Snow, occasionally. After reading ... 18 March 1831 CFA Morning quite clear. I went to the Office after passing an hour in reading Buffon’s Natural ... 19 March 1831 CFA Morning cloudy and dark. I read Buffon as usual for an hour and then went to the Office in ... 20 March 1831 CFA Morning clear and cold again with a high wind. This felt more sharp from the mildness of ... 21 March 1831 CFA Morning clear and still pretty cold. I went to the Office as usual after reading my regular ... 22 March 1831 CFA Morning pleasant but still cool. Read Buffon for an hour as usual, and then went to the ... 23 March 1831 CFA Morning delightfully mild and pleasant. I went to the Office as usual after finishing the ... 24 March 1831 CFA Morning cloudy with a warm Southerly Wind and threatening rain. I continued reading the ... 25 March 1831 CFA Morning pleasant with a warm Wind. After reading Kotzebue for a sufficient time, I went to ... 26 March 1831 CFA Morning delightful—The air being soft as Midsummer. After reading an hour in Kotzebue and ... 27 March 1831 CFA Morning cold, with an Easterly Wind and Rain. I attended divine Service all day and heard Mr.... 28 March 1831 CFA Morning cloudy, with a drizzly rain from the Eastward. After reading Boswell’s Tour to the ... 29 March 1831 CFA Morning cloudy with a cold wind and altogether uncomfortable. I read Boswell as usual and ... 30 March 1831 CFA The weather was cloudy this morning with a warm Southerly Wind and very heavy showers at ... 31 March 1831 CFA Morning clear and warm but very windy. I continued reading Kotzebue’s third Volume this ...

April

17 May 1830 — 31 December 1831 CFA He, that hath passed the day without attention to the task assigned him, may be certain, ... 1 April 1831 CFA Morning clear but with a high Wind. I read Kotzebue a short time, but began today my review ... 2 April 1831 CFA Morning clear and weather fine. I began my morning’s studies, by seriously reviewing the ... 3 April 1831 CFA Morning clear, but a cold Easterly Wind rather produced chill in the Air and hurt its ... 4 April 1831 CFA Morning cloudy with a chilly East Wind and occasional Showers. I pursued the study of ... 5 April 1831 CFA Morning dark and cloudy with very heavy rain which continued until noon when it cleared up. ... 6 April 1831 CFA Morning clear but cool. I passed an hour as usual in reading Aeschines. As I have already ... 7 April 1831 CFA This was the day assigned according to custom, to the observance of a day of fasting. A ... 8 April 1831 CFA Morning cloudy, with a cold Northerly Wind. I read Aeschines for an hour and then went to ... 9 April 1831 CFA Morning clear though with a very violent Wind remaining as witness of the Storm. I read ... 10 April 1831 CFA Morning clear but cold and still windy though not so much as yesterday. I continued reading ... 11 April 1831 CFA Morning cloudy with a warm South Wind. I read Aeschines, making quite good progress, and ... 12 April 1831 CFA We were exceedingly surprised this morning upon awaking to find the ground covered with ... 13 April 1831 CFA Morning fine at last, though uncommonly cool for the season. After an hour’s progress in ... 14 April 1831 CFA The morning was fine and the air mild, so that we seemed about to be paid for the ... 15 April 1831 CFA Morning cloudy with light rain, but it afterwards cleared away and became sultry. After an ... 16 April 1831 CFA The day was dark and rainy. I read Aeschines as usual and went to the office where my time ... 17 April 1831 CFA Nothing but rain, which today afforded us only the variety of heavy and light drops. I ... 18 April 1831 CFA Morning clear and pleasant weather. After an hour devoted to Aeschines, I went to the Office.... 19 April 1831 CFA The morning was foggy with occasional rain but the weather cleared away in the course of the ... 20 April 1831 CFA Morning at the Office after the usual portion of time passed in reading Aeschines. Engaged ... 21 April 1831 CFA Morning clear and pleasant. After my attention to Aeschines, I went to the Office and was ... 22 April 1831 CFA Morning cloudy but it cleared away with a chilly East Wind of this Season of the Year. After ... 23 April 1831 CFA Morning cloudy with a disagreeable cold Easterly Wind and appearance of Rain, but it cleared ... 24 April 1831 CFA Morning cloudy but it cleared away in the course of the day. I attended divine Service ... 25 April 1831 CFA Morning cloudy but it cleared away. This is the case now every day. A cold East Wind rises ... 26 April 1831 CFA Morning fine with a clear cold air from the Eastward. This weather for such a succession of ... 27 April 1831 CFA Morning fine with the usually cold Wind from the North and East. As my room was in a State ... 28 April 1831 CFA Very heavy rain this morning with a high Easterly Wind which continued throughout the day. I ... 29 April 1831 CFA The heavy rain continues though with little Wind. I am anxious for my father’s family who ... 30 April 1831 CFA The Weather would not clear away although it made repeated efforts so to do. The consequence ...

May

17 May 1830 — 31 December 1831 CFA He, that hath passed the day without attention to the task assigned him, may be certain, ... 1 May 1831 CFA Our morning was clear but as if we were not to see too much of the Sun, it clouded up ... 2 May 1831 CFA Morning cloudy but warmer than it has been. After making some progress in reading ... 3 May 1831 CFA The Morning was lovely and seemed to pay us for all the troublesome weather we had ... 4 May 1831 CFA Morning at the Office after paying my usual due to the Oration on the Crown. I admire that ... 5 May 1831 CFA Morning clear with a very cold Wind for the Season from the North West. After reading a due ... 6 May 1831 CFA Morning clear and cold. The report from the Country was that there was a severe frost but of ... 7 May 1831 CFA Morning clear and pleasant. I read a large extract of Demosthenes and am surprised at its ... 8 May 1831 CFA The day was Cloudy with an East Wind and heavy rain. I attended divine Service at Mr. ... 9 May 1831 CFA Morning clear with a cool air. After reading a due portion of Demosthenes as usual, I went ... 10 May 1831 CFA The day cold with clouds. A Frost is supposed to have taken place, rather injurious to the ... 11 May 1831 CFA Morning clear and mild. After reading a part of Demosthenes as usual, I went to the Office ... 12 May 1831 CFA Morning delightfully warm, and announcing the approach of the Summer. After making my usual ... 13 May 1831 CFA Another very delightful day. I made good progress in Demosthenes, and then went to the ... 14 May 1831 CFA The day tolerably pleasant, though the Wind began to show symptoms of change. I this morning ... 15 May 1831 CFA Foggy with a cold Easterly wind this morning. I went to Meeting at Mr. Frothingham’s and ... 16 May 1831 CFA The fog still continues thick and heavy, without rain. I passed an hour in reading the ... 17 May 1831 CFA Morning foggy with a cold easterly Wind, but it afterwards became clear and pleasant. I went ... 18 May 1831 CFA The day was very beautiful being clear and warm. I was occupied in making the final ... 19 May 1831 CFA A very heavy fog was hanging over us when I arose this morning but as I fancied it would not ... 20 May 1831 CFA The morning opened with a heavy thunder shower which prevented my being able to go to town ... 21 May 1831 CFA Morning mild and pleasant. I went to Boston and was much occupied in various ways—Going to ... 22 May 1831 CFA Morning clear and pleasant. I went to Meeting all day and heard Mr. Whitney preach a Sermon ... 23 May 1831 CFA I thought that as no especial business called me to town this morning, I would not go, and ... 24 May 1831 CFA A thick mist hung over the Country followed by heavy rain. As I had made engagements that ... 25 May 1831 CFA It being Election day in town, and the weather appearing very unpropitious, I thought I ... 26 May 1831 CFA Morning cloudy but it became beautifully clear by Noon. I went to Boston as usual. Busy in ... 27 May 1831 CFA Morning for the first time for a considerable period clear. I started to go to town, as ... 28 May 1831 CFA The day was fine, but I concluded that I would not go to Boston today as I have this Job ... 29 May 1831 CFA Our Weather hitherto since our stay at Quincy has been exceedingly cool, and often ... 30 May 1831 CFA Morning in continuation of the preceding day. The weather somewhat warmer. I felt however ... 31 May 1831 CFA Another extremely warm morning. The Summer commences with some fury. I felt myself obliged ...

June

17 May 1830 — 31 December 1831 CFA He, that hath passed the day without attention to the task assigned him, may be certain, ... 1 June 1831 CFA A very considerable breeze from the North West produced very little effect in diminishing ... 2 June 1831 CFA The morning promised a continuation of the excessive heat, but the change of Wind to the ... 3 June 1831 CFA Morning cloudy, with a thick sea fog but no rain. I went to town and was busy much as usual. ... 4 June 1831 CFA Morning warm although the wind had a great effect in cooling the air so as to be tolerable. ... 5 June 1831 CFA The dry weather perseveres. Vegetation begins to suffer by it. The wind was however very ... 6 June 1831 CFA Morning tolerably pleasant, with a cool East Wind. I went to town as usual, though I felt a ... 7 June 1831 CFA A strong fog from the Eastward. I felt so much indisposed that I thought it not advisable to ... 8 June 1831 CFA Morning foggy, but it cleared away and left us a fine day though with a cold East Wind. I ... 9 June 1831 CFA The morning was clear and warm, and a tolerable specimen of fine weather at this season of ... 10 June 1831 CFA Morning warm and dry. I was a little delayed by my fathers wishing to go with me, and he is ... 11 June 1831 CFA The morning promised to be so warm that I thought it inexpedient to go through the process ... 12 June 1831 CFA Although the wind was high, the power of the Sun this morning was very great. I attended ... 13 June 1831 CFA Morning clear and warm. I went to Boston as usual arriving quite in good season. At the ... 14 June 1831 CFA Morning cloudy at last. It is now three weeks that we have had constantly fine weather, so ... 15 June 1831 CFA The Morning looked very cloudy and dark. I went to town nevertheless and the consequence was ... 16 June 1831 CFA The weather was bad and I had been to town so much this week that I resolved to stay at home ... 17 June 1831 CFA The weather was still foggy and damp, threatening rain. I therefore thought I would remain ... 18 June 1831 CFA The weather was again quite warm and the air though abundant was sultry. I went to town and ... 19 June 1831 CFA Morning cloudy, but the day extremely sultry, clearing away in the evening with a thunder ... 20 June 1831 CFA The Morning was very warm and clear, so that the riding was pleasant enough after the shower.... 21 June 1831 CFA Morning warm but cloudy. The Air having the sultry character of August. I went to town as ... 22 June 1831 CFA The Morning was bright and cool. I had intended remaining quietly at home but made ... 23 June 1831 CFA Morning cloudy with an Easterly Wind which became a rain Storm for the day. I concluded to ... 24 June 1831 CFA The day was bright and absolutely cold making a singular change from the past. I rode to ... 25 June 1831 CFA Morning clear and cool with an Easterly Wind throughout the day. I went to town for the ... 26 June 1831 CFA The Weather was cool and pleasant all day. I attended Divine Service and heard Mr. Whitney ... 27 June 1831 CFA The morning was cloudy and threatened rain, notwithstanding which my Wife and I went to town ... 28 June 1831 CFA Morning cloudy, but as I thought it probable that it would not rain, I went to town. Passed ... 29 June 1831 CFA Morning sultry with heavy clouds, which fell in rain before I reached town. At the Office as ... 30 June 1831 CFA Morning cloudy but it afterwards cleared away very sultry, notwithstanding a change of wind. ...

July

17 May 1830 — 31 December 1831 CFA He, that hath passed the day without attention to the task assigned him, may be certain, ... 1 July 1831 CFA Here we are in the month of July. A considerable portion of the Summer gone and I have done ... 2 July 1831 CFA Morning clear. I went to Boston as usual and was occupied the greater part of the time in ... 3 July 1831 CFA The Weather is becoming as warm again as it was a fortnight ago. I attended divine service ... 4 July 1831 CFA This is the National Anniversary. And preparations had been made to celebrate it with effect.... 5 July 1831 CFA Morning bright with the Sun in great force relieved however in the Country by a free ... 6 July 1831 CFA The morning was cloudy with a warm wind from the South west which terminated in a steady ... 7 July 1831 CFA My father accompanied me to town this morning and consequently made me somewhat later than ... 8 July 1831 CFA Morning cloudy and unpleasant. I concluded not to go to Boston this morning. My time was ... 9 July 1831 CFA Morning cloudy, I went to town as usual, and was engaged in performing Commissions a ... 10 July 1831 CFA It rained very heavily during the Night, clearing off this morning with a North West Wind ... 11 July 1831 CFA The Wind was in the North and East all day, and made it so cold, I was absolutely shivering ... 12 July 1831 CFA The morning was clear and cool, though warmer than yesterday. I went to town as usual. On ... 13 July 1831 CFA Morning clear and pleasant. I went to the Office after riding into town as customary. My ... 14 July 1831 CFA The morning opened heavily, and it soon began to rain, which lasted all day. I remained at ... 15 July 1831 CFA Fine morning. I rode to town as usual and passed my morning partly at the House making a new ... 16 July 1831 CFA Went to Boston as usual this morning, excepting that I was accompanied by I. Hull. The ... 17 July 1831 CFA Fine morning, with occasional clouds, which only served to keep off the great heat of the ... 18 July 1831 CFA The day was rather cloudy, occasionally threatening rain. I went to town as usual, ... 19 July 1831 CFA I left Quincy this morning, for the Season. The period passed here is exactly two Months, ... 20 July 1831 CFA My night was not a quiet one. Morning clear, I arose at my usual City hour. After breakfast ... 21 July 1831 CFA Fine morning but warm. Read for an hour Aristotle’s Poetics, which is a kind of original ... 22 July 1831 CFA Morning fine and clear. I pursued my study of Aristotle’s Poetics for an hour, and find it ... 23 July 1831 CFA Morning fine but very warm. I passed an hour or more in examining the Poetic of Aristotle ... 24 July 1831 CFA The morning was very clear with a hot day following it. I passed an hour after breakfast in ... 25 July 1831 CFA Morning clear and exceedingly warm. After an hour devoted as usual to the reading of ... 26 July 1831 CFA Morning dark and rainy. I have rarely seen Water fall much faster. My man servant asked ... 27 July 1831 CFA Morning clear but quite cool after the rain of yesterday. I made considerable progress in ... 28 July 1831 CFA Morning very close and sultry, the sun coming out, but being soon after enveloped in clouds, ... 29 July 1831 CFA Morning clear with a fine wind and pleasant. My Wife did not seem quite so well as usual, ... 30 July 1831 CFA Morning clear. I read a portion of Aristotle and went to the Office as usual. First, ... 31 July 1831 CFA Morning clear and warm though with a fine Air. I did not rise very early and had therefore ...

August

17 May 1830 — 31 December 1831 CFA He, that hath passed the day without attention to the task assigned him, may be certain, ... 1 August 1831 CFA Morning cloudy which ended in a thunder Storm. I pursued the study of Aristotle as usual and ... 2 August 1831 CFA The weather very sultry, though cloudy. After reading my usual portion of Aristotle, I went ... 3 August 1831 CFA Morning dark, with very heavy rain, but it cleared away before night. After reading ... 4 August 1831 CFA Morning clear but rather cool. I read my portion in review of Aristotle and went to the ... 5 August 1831 CFA Morning clear, I read Aristotle as usual for an hour and then went to the Office. My time ... 6 August 1831 CFA Morning pleasant. I finished this morning the review of Aristotle’s Poetic. The reading has ... 7 August 1831 CFA Morning pleasant and cool. Read some portions of Hazard’s State Papers and a little of ... 8 August 1831 CFA Morning pleasant though Easterly Winds have prevailed all along for some time. I went to the ... 9 August 1831 CFA Morning cloudy with rain in showers and the air very sultry. I passed an hour in pursuing my ... 10 August 1831 CFA The day was clear, but with the atmosphere so exceedingly close and sultry that it was ... 11 August 1831 CFA Morning clear and warm. Having finished Aristotle’s Poetic, I now took up Horace’s Art of ... 12 August 1831 CFA Morning clear and warm. Finished Horace’s Art of Poetry with great pleasure to myself. On ... 13 August 1831 CFA Morning pleasant. I was roused in the night by my Wife who felt herself sick, but I went to ... 14 August 1831 CFA Morning pleasant. Arose a little after my usual hour, probably from the fatigue occasioned ... 15 August 1831 CFA Morning very warm, and so it continued until I thought it might be classed among the warmest ... 16 August 1831 CFA Morning cloudy with an Easterly Wind, but it afterwards cleared away. My Wife seemed pretty ... 17 August 1831 CFA Morning rather cooler than it has been, with an Easterly Wind and cloudy but without rain. I ... 18 August 1831 CFA I am twenty four years old this day. And what have I done to make the reflection of this age ... 19 August 1831 CFA Morning warm and clear. The rain appears to have ceased for some time. I went to the Office ... 20 August 1831 CFA Morning clear, but very warm. This weather has continued an unusual length of time, and it ... 21 August 1831 CFA This day was a continuation of the hot weather we have already experienced for such a length ... 22 August 1831 CFA The weather continued as oppressively warm as heretofore. I occupied myself in an ... 23 August 1831 CFA The morning oppressively warm, but friendly Clouds were gathering rapidly all day, and ... 24 August 1831 CFA Morning quite cool with an Easterly Wind. After examining Mitford and several other books ... 25 August 1831 CFA Morning cloudy with an Easterly Wind, which terminated in very heavy rain in the Afternoon ... 26 August 1831 CFA Morning clear and warm again. I arose refreshed and delighted that the whole of yesterday’s ... 27 August 1831 CFA Morning cloudy with occasional rain. I went to the Office after writing a little upon my ... 28 August 1831 CFA Morning clear with a decided change in the Weather to cool. So that attendance at Church was ... 29 August 1831 CFA Morning fine but cool. The change in the weather for the last two or three days has been ... 30 August 1831 CFA Morning cool and pleasant. I wasted my hour this day in lounging and Conversation with my ... 31 August 1831 CFA Morning cool and pleasant. It was Commencement day and of course there was some little ...

September

17 May 1830 — 31 December 1831 CFA He, that hath passed the day without attention to the task assigned him, may be certain, ... 1 September 1831 CFA Morning fine. I could do little or nothing however. My father and Mother carry with them ... 2 September 1831 CFA Morning fine, but did not continue warm, the Wind coming round to the Eastward. I wasted my ... 3 September 1831 CFA Morning Cloudy but it did not rain until Night, and then a mere Shower. I did very little. ... 4 September 1831 CFA Yesterday closed another Year since the day of my Marriage. And I have the pleasure of ... 5 September 1831 CFA Morning clear and extremely pleasant. My Wife having been strong enough to dine downstairs ... 6 September 1831 CFA Morning clear and pleasant. Took a ride with my Wife and lengthened it considerably as I ... 7 September 1831 CFA I have begun by way of a little variety to read the Oration of Demosthenes accusing ... 8 September 1831 CFA As the Judge is so sick, it is on the whole lucky that I invested the last remnant of T. B. ... 9 September 1831 CFA Morning clear and pleasant instead of having the Storm we anticipated. After reading ... 10 September 1831 CFA Morning pleasant. I read my usual time in the Oration of Demosthenes upon the false Embassy. ... 11 September 1831 CFA The day clear but exceedingly warm. It seemed as if the Season was coming back upon us ... 12 September 1831 CFA The temperature altered so much as to make the weather fine and clear and cool today. After ... 13 September 1831 CFA Morning cool and clear. Pursued the study of the Oration against Aeschines which has a great ... 14 September 1831 CFA Morning clear and quite cool but it soon clouded over. I pursued my usual study of ... 15 September 1831 CFA The day was cloudy, and it rained in showers all along, until it set in more heavily towards ... 16 September 1831 CFA Morning cold with the Wind setting from the Eastward and every prospect of a long storm. ... 17 September 1831 CFA The morning opened cheerless and dark, but we established a good counterpoise to the effect ... 18 September 1831 CFA Morning clear with a pleasant wind from the Westward and altogether an agreeable day. After ... 19 September 1831 CFA The day was a very fine one. I arose later than usual from having disturbed rest on account ... 20 September 1831 CFA Morning clear, warm and very pleasant. Occupied myself this morning in my usual way. Read a ... 21 September 1831 CFA Morning cloudy and cold, threatening an unpleasant day, but it cleared away and was on the ... 22 September 1831 CFA Morning cloudy, but on the whole tolerably warm. I passed my morning in reading Demosthenes ... 23 September 1831 CFA Morning cloudy and dark but it did not rain until night. I went to Boston today. Called at ... 24 September 1831 CFA Lovely day after the Rain. Amused myself in writing my Diary, then in reading a part of the ... 25 September 1831 CFA The day was very fine. As usual I attended Divine Service all day. Mr. Lamson of Dedham ... 26 September 1831 CFA The day was cloudy and dark with occasional heavy rain though not cold. I occupied myself as ... 27 September 1831 CFA The morning was dark and we had rain at intervals throughout the day. So that I could not ... 28 September 1831 CFA The day was clear with occasional gusts of wind very high. I went to town at last. My time ... 29 September 1831 CFA My time slipped away so fast this morning that I had only half an hour to continue ... 30 September 1831 CFA Morning cool but fine weather. I remained quietly at home and finished the review of the ...

October

17 May 1830 — 31 December 1831 CFA He, that hath passed the day without attention to the task assigned him, may be certain, ... 1 October 1831 CFA Morning cold but fine and clear, being a good specimen of our Autumn weather. I accomplished ... 2 October 1831 CFA Morning clear and delightfully pleasant. My Wife was however in considerable suffering from ... 3 October 1831 CFA Morning clear and fine. I rode to town accompanied by T. B. Adams Jr. My time was taken up ... 4 October 1831 CFA The morning was clear but an East wind soon blew up the Clouds for a Storm. I thought I ... 5 October 1831 CFA Dark with drizzle and an Easterly Wind. Arose late. I spent my morning in a variety of ways. ... 6 October 1831 CFA Morning clear and fine but a North Wester sprung up that made it pretty cool. After ... 7 October 1831 CFA Morning clear and warm. I passed it in a pretty unsatisfactory way, unless I may consider ... 8 October 1831 CFA Morning clear, but the wind came round East and the consequence was that it clouded and ... 9 October 1831 CFA Morning cloudy, and heavy rain from the South, throughout the day. I attended Divine Service ... 10 October 1831 CFA Heavy rain all day with the Wind from the Eastward. I remained quietly at home reading the ... 11 October 1831 CFA Very high wind with heavy rain during the day. I could not remain at the Office with any ... 12 October 1831 CFA Morning cloudy with high wind from the Westward throughout the day. I was occupied the ... 13 October 1831 CFA Morning very bright though cool. I went to town. My time was very much taken up first in ... 14 October 1831 CFA Morning fine and warm for the Season. I was engaged during the whole time previous to dinner ... 15 October 1831 CFA Morning clear and beautiful. This was the day fixed for our final return to Boston. ... 16 October 1831 CFA Morning clear and fine weather. I arose feeling as awkward and lowspirited as if I had not ... 17 October 1831 CFA My nights are a little more disturbed since my return to town and we again have the Baby, in ... 18 October 1831 CFA I begin to feel a little more settled now, and fall gradually into the routine of duty which ... 19 October 1831 CFA This is really delightful weather. An Indian Summer though why it is called so is unknown to ... 20 October 1831 CFA Morning fine. I read a large part of the second Olynthiac which I find was more thoroughly ... 21 October 1831 CFA Morning pleasant although rather cooler than it has been. Finished the second Olynthiac of ... 22 October 1831 CFA Morning fair. I began reviewing the third Olynthiac this morning, and finished a ... 23 October 1831 CFA The day was mild and beautiful. I passed my morning in reading Miss Edgeworth’s Practical ... 24 October 1831 CFA Morning fair, but it afterwards clouded up and rained very heavily in the Afternoon. After ... 25 October 1831 CFA Morning fair. My Wife was informed that one of her Domestics was taken ill in the night and ... 26 October 1831 CFA Morning pleasant. I forgot to say that I was busy last Evening as well as this morning in ... 27 October 1831 CFA Morning at the Office without being able to do much before going there. Our family is so ... 28 October 1831 CFA Morning cloudy but it did not rain. I was busy in Commissions during the larger portion of ... 29 October 1831 CFA Morning fine. This being the day of departure for my father and his family, it is rather an ... 30 October 1831 CFA Morning clear but cool with a Northerly Wind which was not over agreeable to us, though it ... 31 October 1831 CFA The day was cloudy with occasional drizzle. I went to the Office as usual. Time wasted as it ...

November

17 May 1830 — 31 December 1831 CFA He, that hath passed the day without attention to the task assigned him, may be certain, ... 1 November 1831 CFA Morning cloudy but it did not rain. Having finished my Review of the first Philippic I began ... 2 November 1831 CFA Morning cloudy with occasional showers of rain, but the air was quite mild. After reading a ... 3 November 1831 CFA Arose early as this was the day fixed for the sale of Wood at Auction in Weston and as I ... 4 November 1831 CFA Morning cloudy and threatened though it did not rain in fact. I wasted my time very much in ... 5 November 1831 CFA Morning fine and cool. I read a little of Demosthenes and then went to the Office. Nothing ... 6 November 1831 CFA The Season has been an uncommonly fine one this year, and though growing cooler is yet very ... 7 November 1831 CFA The day was lovely. I did not read any of the Oration because I went out earlier than usual. ... 8 November 1831 CFA Weather continues fine. I went to the Office a little earlier than usual. Engaged in a ... 9 November 1831 CFA Morning pleasant, but the wind changed soon and it grew hazy with all the appearance of bad ... 10 November 1831 CFA Morning pleasant but it became cloudy and wet before night. I went to the Office and passed ... 11 November 1831 CFA Morning warm with a Southerly and very heavy rain, which did not last. I went to the Office ... 12 November 1831 CFA Fine day. Went to the Office after wasting a good deal of time at Market. The greater part ... 13 November 1831 CFA Morning cloudy but it afterwards cleared away. I finished copying the letter to my father ... 14 November 1831 CFA Morning cloudy with rain. I went to the Office as usual. After writing my Diary which on ... 15 November 1831 CFA The rain which fell heavily during the night ceased and gave us a very beautiful morning. I ... 16 November 1831 CFA Morning clear and calm. I went to the Office as usual and passed my time in writing and ... 17 November 1831 CFA Morning clear and pleasant. Went to the Office as usual and occupied myself in continuing ... 18 November 1831 CFA Morning fine and clear. I went to the Office but did not remain long as I intended going to ... 19 November 1831 CFA Morning fine after a rainy night. I went to the Office as usual: thence to obtain the ... 20 November 1831 CFA Temperature colder, and Clouds, which dispersed in the course of the day. I read part of the ... 21 November 1831 CFA Morning clear and cold. I went to the Office as usual. After devoting some time to the ... 22 November 1831 CFA Upon opening our eyes this morning, we found a most tremendous flurry blowing hail and rain ... 23 November 1831 CFA Morning clear with a high wind from the South West. I went to the Office and passed my time ... 24 November 1831 CFA Morning clear and cool. I went to the Office and was occupied in my usual way. First in my ... 25 November 1831 CFA Morning clear and cool. I went to the Office as usual and was occupied while there in ... 26 November 1831 CFA Morning clear and cool. I went to the Office as usual. Rather surprised not to find any ... 27 November 1831 CFA Awoke this morning to see the first snow this Season. The day was rainy and unpleasant. I ... 28 November 1831 CFA Morning cold with a little flight of snow in the Night. I went to the Office as usual where ... 29 November 1831 CFA The weather is turning off quite cold, which coming after an un­commonly mild season makes ... 30 November 1831 CFA A considerable part of my Morning was consumed at Market. And for the season of Thanksgiving ...

December

17 May 1830 — 31 December 1831 CFA He, that hath passed the day without attention to the task assigned him, may be certain, ... 1 December 1831 CFA This was Thanksgiving day. Last year we spent it at Quincy and it was a bright cool day. ... 2 December 1831 CFA The winter sets in with great severity. The cold this morning for the season was very great. ... 3 December 1831 CFA Morning cloudy with slight snow. I went to the Office as usual. Nothing of material ... 4 December 1831 CFA I have not escaped a violent cold which has troubled me yesterday and today. The Snow had ... 5 December 1831 CFA The Storm continued with wind very high all the morning, so that instead of going out, I sat ... 6 December 1831 CFA Morning clear, but this snow storm has brought the Winter upon us a Month before its time. I ... 7 December 1831 CFA Morning clear and cold. I went to the Office and from the sickness of my boy had the ... 8 December 1831 CFA Morning very cold. The sudden rush of the severity of the Season upon us is somewhat unusual.... 9 December 1831 CFA Morning cloudy but rather more mild than it has been. After going to Market and making some ... 10 December 1831 CFA Morning severely cold. I went to the Office as usual and passed my morning besides my usual ... 11 December 1831 CFA Morning clear but attended with the degree of cold we have been having which is so unusual. ... 12 December 1831 CFA My Wife is slowly but gradually getting better. My man still continues sick and the rest of ... 13 December 1831 CFA The Weather holds on unusually cold. My Wife grows slowly better but her patience is giving ... 14 December 1831 CFA Weather excessively cold. I went to the Office. My Wife not quite so unwell as she has been ... 15 December 1831 CFA Morning snow and very cold. The Thermometer for the last fifteen days has averaged little ... 16 December 1831 CFA I found the difference during the Night, in sleeping in a cold room without any fire. Arose ... 17 December 1831 CFA Morning Cloudy and cold. I went to the Office and worked hard at my first Article on the ... 18 December 1831 CFA The cold which has been very great since the month came in was today greater than ever. And ... 19 December 1831 CFA Morning at the Office, engaged writing my Journal &ca. But I. H. and J. H. Adams called in ... 20 December 1831 CFA Morning cool but clear. After going through my regular labours I started off again with ... 21 December 1831 CFA This was a mild morning—The thermometer being only at about freezing point. It may be called ... 22 December 1831 CFA The weather again severely cold. The Season is unprecedented. We have had more sharp weather ... 23 December 1831 CFA Morning at the Office. Weather still holding on very cold. I passed my time for the most ... 24 December 1831 CFA Morning at the Office. Weather changed this morning to a heavy rain and complete thaw, so ... 25 December 1831 CFA This was Christmas day. A day the celebration of which spreads itself over a very large ... 26 December 1831 CFA Morning cold again. I went to the Office as usual. And was very busy all my time in ... 27 December 1831 CFA Day cloudy and moderate. I went to the Office as usual. My time taken up in writing my ... 28 December 1831 CFA Morning at the Office as usual. The day mild and very thick with haze. I was occupied the ... 29 December 1831 CFA We had a fall of snow during the night and it was dark and cloudy today. Went to the Office, ... 30 December 1831 CFA Morning clear after a fall of snow sufficient perfectly to renovate the sleighing and make ... 31 December 1831 CFA Morning cloudy and very cold. Found upon opening my morning’s Newspaper, a union announced ...