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January

13 December 1835 — 31 August 1837 CFA No. 9 Diary ... 1 January 1836 CFA I was gloomy today and could only account for it by the feeling which the situation of Mr. ... 2 January 1836 CFA A beautiful day for January. I went to the Office as usual. The accounts from Mr. Everett’s ... 3 January 1836 CFA Morning very pleasant for the season of the year. I read some of Voltaire’s Letters until it ... 4 January 1836 CFA Cloudy day with sleet, snow and finally heavy rain. I went to the Office. Political affairs ... 5 January 1836 CFA A cloudy day with every alternation of weather. Mr. Everetts child still lingers in a ... 6 January 1836 CFA My first Letter to Mr. Slade came out this morning and satisfies me pretty well. I this ... 7 January 1836 CFA The day still continues the dull, cloudy weather. We received notice this morning that Mr. ... 8 January 1836 CFA It is now nearly a week since the sun has been seen, and every thing looks gloomy enough. My ... 9 January 1836 CFA Morning still darkling and wet. I went to the Office and occupied myself much as usual. ... 10 January 1836 CFA Rain and thaw. It is now a week since we have seen the light of the blessed sun. Those who ... 11 January 1836 CFA Morning still gloomy being the eighth day that the sun has been covered. I went to the ... 12 January 1836 CFA Morning cloudy but it cleared before night. My third letter to Slade came out today and was ... 13 January 1836 CFA It was quite cheering to behold the run rising in great beauty this morning. After so long ... 14 January 1836 CFA Morning pleasant. I went as usual to the Office after conning over the Newspapers which are ... 15 January 1836 CFA Mild weather. Office—Papers as usual. Nothing important. Called upon T. K. Davis and asked ... 16 January 1836 CFA Morning very cold again with indications of the usual progress of the winter. I was quite ... 17 January 1836 CFA Morning milder with clouds and a little snow. I amused myself in reading Voltaire’s Letters, ... 18 January 1836 CFA Morning cloudy with snow. I went to the Office as usual. Engaged in Accounts and making up ... 19 January 1836 CFA Morning clear and a fine day. I went to the Office and as usual was busy with accounts. ... 20 January 1836 CFA Morning cool and clear. I went to the Office as usual. Time occupied by attending a Meeting ... 21 January 1836 CFA Fine day. I went to the Office and found that the public was all alive upon the subject of a ... 22 January 1836 CFA A Southerly wind and melting. Read the special Message with attention and the letter of the ... 23 January 1836 CFA Morning pleasant. I went to the Office as usual. Time occupied in writing and Accounts. Mr. ... 24 January 1836 CFA Cold but a very fine day. Spent an hour in looking over the Memoirs of the Princess de ... 25 January 1836 CFA It stormed violently during the night and snowed the greater part of the day. My Wife and ... 26 January 1836 CFA A fine and pleasant day. I went to the Office as usual. Accounts from Washington of a Speech ... 27 January 1836 CFA Cool but a pleasant day. I went to the Office as usual. The papers are full of my father’s ... 28 January 1836 CFA Morning quite cool but clear. I went to the Office as usual. The whole bitterness of the ... 29 January 1836 CFA Quite cold. Office as usual. I was occupied in drawing a sketch of my proposed remarks to ... 30 January 1836 CFA The Accounts from Florida are fearful, the national troops appear to be by far too weak to ... 31 January 1836 CFA Snow all day falling fast but equally. I amused myself with reading the book of the Princess ...

February

13 December 1835 — 31 August 1837 CFA No. 9 Diary ... 1 February 1836 CFA Snowy and clouds but it cleared away towards night with great cold. I went to the Office and ... 2 February 1836 CFA The Whig Newspapers continue to be filled with gross personalities against my father and ... 3 February 1836 CFA Severe cold weather. I went to the Office and was occupied in writing and so forth. Accounts.... 4 February 1836 CFA The severity of the cold does not appear to diminish at all. I went to the Office as usual ... 5 February 1836 CFA The thermometer has not varied much from zero for a week past. I went out this morning and ... 6 February 1836 CFA This week has been about as uniformly cold as any within my remembrance. The suffering from ... 7 February 1836 CFA Weather moderating a little and preparing for snow. We have Winter in very good earnest. I ... 8 February 1836 CFA The morning opened with a severe snow storm which by noon however turned to rain and it ... 9 February 1836 CFA I went to the Office and occupied myself there with making a new draught of a letter ... 10 February 1836 CFA Morning very fine. I went to the Office, but from defect in the quality of my fuel I make my ... 11 February 1836 CFA Fine day. Office as usual. My number 5 to Mr. Slade came out this morning. As usual long on ... 12 February 1836 CFA Morning clear and very pleasant. I went to the Office and passed my time in Accounts and ... 13 February 1836 CFA Clouds and snow although mild. I went to the Office. Accounts from France of the reception ... 14 February 1836 CFA Slight snow in the morning which gave way to a Northwest wind and rapidly increasing cold. I ... 15 February 1836 CFA The cold does not relax at all. This is the period I usually fix for the end of the severity ... 16 February 1836 CFA Morning cold but it moderated during the day. I went to the Office and finally succeeded in ... 17 February 1836 CFA The cold continues notwithstanding the rapid advance of the season. I went to the Office and ... 18 February 1836 CFA Cold. When I went to the Office this morning I found the workmen all there making changes ... 19 February 1836 CFA Office building still in such a state that I could not remain in it. I see enough of the ... 20 February 1836 CFA Morning milder betokening a change in the weather. The cold has been on the whole as ... 21 February 1836 CFA Morning mild and beginning to melt—Indications of the breaking up of the Winter. I passed ... 22 February 1836 CFA A beautiful day for the Anniversary of Washington, and for a day which I have especial cause ... 23 February 1836 CFA Another mild spring like day with the Streets under water. I went to the Office as usual and ... 24 February 1836 CFA Morning cloudy and melting. Went to the Office and was engaged in Accounts and in making up ... 25 February 1836 CFA Morning clear but it afterwards snowed a little and then turned to sharp cold. I went to the ... 26 February 1836 CFA Morning very cold again, and cloudy. I went to the Office, received another letter from Mr. ... 27 February 1836 CFA I went to the Office, cold continuing as usual. Occupied in Accounts and Diary. Mr. J. H. ... 28 February 1836 CFA Fine morning but no relaxation of winter. I amused myself all the morning with Mr. Slade. ... 29 February 1836 CFA Weather still cold, I went to the Office and my time occupied in a variety of ways. Mr. ...

March

13 December 1835 — 31 August 1837 CFA No. 9 Diary ... 1 March 1836 CFA A mild, wet day. I went to the Office, and afterwards occupied in Diary and making ... 2 March 1836 CFA Morning clear with a high wind quite in character for the month of March. I went to the ... 3 March 1836 CFA Morning unusually cold. I went to the Office and was occupied as usual in my Accounts. Mr. ... 4 March 1836 CFA A mild day at last, and one giving us some little intimation of the approach of spring. My ... 5 March 1836 CFA Pleasant day, I went to the Office and was again occupied in the transaction of money ... 6 March 1836 CFA Morning somewhat cooler and with a raw East wind. I read Montesquieu Grandeur et Decadence ... 7 March 1836 CFA Morning pleasant. Office, nothing new. Mr. Hallett does not seem to be disposed to notice my ... 8 March 1836 CFA Morning pleasant. There is a regular thaw every day now, but the amount of snow is so great ... 9 March 1836 CFA Morning pleasant. Office, received a long letter from A. H. Everett at Washington, complains ... 10 March 1836 CFA Morning mild with fog and slight rain which by night time became a flood. I went to the ... 11 March 1836 CFA Morning windy but clear and mild. I went to the Office and turned my attention immediately ... 12 March 1836 CFA Morning cold and clear. I went to the Office and was occupied much of my time in a variety ... 13 March 1836 CFA A raw East wind with clouds and a slight snow. I wasted my morning in looking over some ... 14 March 1836 CFA Cloudy with a little snow, and rain. I went to the Office and was occupied in writing and so ... 15 March 1836 CFA Morning clear and cold. I went to the Office. Engaged the greater part of my time in ... 16 March 1836 CFA Nothing of particular interest today. Clear and cold—Office where I executed my usual duties ... 17 March 1836 CFA Morning cloudy with snow. I went to the Office—Time uninterrupted but I accomplished very ... 18 March 1836 CFA Morning clear. I went to the Office and passed my time in Diary and in drawing up accounts ... 19 March 1836 CFA Morning clear and severely cold for the Season. I went to the Office and was occupied very ... 20 March 1836 CFA Clear and cold. I read the life of Swift. Walter Scott is a pleasant chit-chat biographer ... 21 March 1836 CFA Here we are again at the equal days and nights. How time passes and how we all pass with ... 22 March 1836 CFA Morning pleasant but the Easterly winds are beginning to remind us that Spring with us is ... 23 March 1836 CFA Morning pleasant after the snow which was quite deep for the season. I went to the ... 24 March 1836 CFA Morning clear and pleasant, but it afterwards clouded. I went to the Office. My present ... 25 March 1836 CFA Morning clear and pleasant. I went to the Office and passed my time almost entirely in ... 26 March 1836 CFA Morning pleasant. I went to the Office and was occupied mostly by Mr. Walsh who came in and ... 27 March 1836 CFA Morning mild. I amused myself reading the second part of the backwoods of Canada which is ... 28 March 1836 CFA Morning mild and tolerably pleasant, but the snow still remains in a most extraordinary ... 29 March 1836 CFA Mild morning and cloudy. I went to the Office as usual and was occupied in Accounts and ... 30 March 1836 CFA Cloudy although the morning promised fair. I went to the Office and passed most of my time ... 31 March 1836 CFA A fine day. I went to the Office and was busy in the never ending occupation of Accounts. ...

April

13 December 1835 — 31 August 1837 CFA No. 9 Diary ... 1 April 1836 CFA Morning pleasant. The first day that has given us any notion of the approach of Spring. I ... 2 April 1836 CFA We have for a few days pleasant weather although the East winds prevent our enjoying it much.... 3 April 1836 CFA Clear. I continued reading Swift’s Journal to Stella—Queen Anne’s Tory Ministry. He acted a ... 4 April 1836 CFA The weather threatens daily to be bad but it clears off. I went to the Office. Concerned ... 5 April 1836 CFA The weather was sharply cold for the season, the wind being very Easterly. I went to the ... 6 April 1836 CFA Morning cold and it clouded up with a little flurry of snow. I went to the Office, feeling ... 7 April 1836 CFA This was the day regularly set apart according to custom for Fast day. It was clear but with ... 8 April 1836 CFA A really pleasant and warm day. Went to the Office where I was engaged in Diary and accounts ... 9 April 1836 CFA A pleasant day—I went to the Office and was engaged in the usual manner, in accounts and ... 10 April 1836 CFA Cloudy with showers but it cleared away cold. I read the North American Review and a little ... 11 April 1836 CFA Cold and clear. I went to the Office. Received a pleasant letter from T.B.A. at his station ... 12 April 1836 CFA Very cold for the season of the year. I went first to Market and then to the Office. ... 13 April 1836 CFA Morning cloudy with a very raw East wind. I went with my Wife and a party to the Menagerie ... 14 April 1836 CFA Morning clear but it afterwards grew cloudy. I went to the Office and was occupied as ... 15 April 1836 CFA Morning at the Office. Weather very backward for the Season. I went to the Office and was ... 16 April 1836 CFA Morning at the Office, still cold, Easterly winds. My time taken up with Mr. Spear, who came ... 17 April 1836 CFA Cold and clear. I read Swift previous to attending divine service. Heard Mr. Frothingham ... 18 April 1836 CFA Morning cloudy but warmer. I went to the Office and was occupied in a variety of little ... 19 April 1836 CFA Cloudy. Office where I spent time as usual. Received a letter from Mr. T. B. Johnson dated ... 20 April 1836 CFA Morning clear and pleasant, I went to the Office. Received several pamphlets from ... 21 April 1836 CFA Cloudy with Easterly winds. Office—Diary, and running over my accounts. Mr. Everett called ... 22 April 1836 CFA Morning clear but extremely windy. I went to the Office and was engaged as usual—Accounts ... 23 April 1836 CFA Morning cold and very windy—Clouds collected and then dispersed. I went to the Office with ... 24 April 1836 CFA The season continues cold beyond all example. I read a little of Swift this morning but had ... 25 April 1836 CFA Very cold morning for the season. I went to the Office. My time taken up in a great variety ... 26 April 1836 CFA Morning fine, I went to the Office. My things are all moved into my old quarters and make ... 27 April 1836 CFA Clear day. It would be ludicrous for me to describe how I spent my morning. Suffice it to ... 28 April 1836 CFA Morning clear and bright, but a sharp Easterly wind. I went to the Office after Dr. Bigelow ... 29 April 1836 CFA Little John’s case of measles is pronounced, and he is under considerable suffering with ... 30 April 1836 CFA Morning cool but pleasant, I went to the Office. Very soon after Mr. W. Spear came in from ...

May

13 December 1835 — 31 August 1837 CFA No. 9 Diary ... 1 May 1836 CFA A pleasant and a warm day for the commencement of this month usually more renowned with ... 2 May 1836 CFA A perfect summer day. I went to the Office, time taken up very much in Accounts. A part of ... 3 May 1836 CFA Morning exceedingly warm but at two the wind came round with a jerk and the consequence was ... 4 May 1836 CFA Cooler but a clear, fine air better than that of the two last days. I went to the Office and ... 5 May 1836 CFA Cold and clear. I went to the Office—Time passed partly in writing Diary and Accounts, ... 6 May 1836 CFA Cool morning but clear. I went to the Office and was occupied all the morning in Accounts, ... 7 May 1836 CFA Cool, and clear but it afterwards clouded up and rained. I went to the Office. Occupations ... 8 May 1836 CFA A clear and cold easterly gale. I read Loudon’s book which is not the thing I want, after ... 9 May 1836 CFA I spent an hour this morning with my two elder children playing upon the Common. This is ... 10 May 1836 CFA A very pleasant day. I went out with my children and enjoyed the air for an hour, during ... 11 May 1836 CFA Morning quite warm. I went to the Office after my usual amusement with the children. Time ... 12 May 1836 CFA Very warm day. I went to the Office after a walk with my children and superintending the ... 13 May 1836 CFA Weather cloudy with an occasional sprinkling of rain. I went and took a warm bath and thence ... 14 May 1836 CFA Morning cold with a sharp North wind. I went to the Office and passed my time in reading, ... 15 May 1836 CFA Cold again. I passed my time in reading Loudon’s Encyclopedia. After all, a far more ... 16 May 1836 CFA Warmer day, I was busy in getting up things to go to Quincy. The time has at last come when ... 17 May 1836 CFA Morning warmer. I went out with the children, but Louisa seems quite poorly. After a little ... 18 May 1836 CFA Morning warm. I went to the Office, spending the previous hour in copying my letter instead ... 19 May 1836 CFA Morning pleasant. I went out to Quincy. My morning was short. I gave additional directions ... 20 May 1836 CFA I went to the Office this morning and most of my time was passed in a variety of small ... 21 May 1836 CFA Morning warm. I went to the Office after giving my boy John a half hour’s walk on the common.... 22 May 1836 CFA The air changed in the night and gave us a cold Easterly morning. I went to Meeting as usual ... 23 May 1836 CFA Still cold weather. My little girl is still suffering under the infliction of a severe cough.... 24 May 1836 CFA A continuation of the cold Easterly storm which we have had for so long without however ... 25 May 1836 CFA Morning still dull weather with a cold North East wind. My little girl is getting better ... 26 May 1836 CFA Continuation of the bad weather, I went to the Office and passed my time in writing Diary ... 27 May 1836 CFA Morning dark and misty as usual. I went to the Office and was occupied partly in reading, ... 28 May 1836 CFA It is now quite a week since the cloudy weather set in during which we have not much rain ... 29 May 1836 CFA Morning still cloudy and dull. I read Sir James Mackintosh in whose favour I have postponed ... 30 May 1836 CFA It rained more today than since the clouds set in and in the evening it cleared away without ... 31 May 1836 CFA A clear day but still cold. This is the first appearance of the sun since Saturday the 21st. ...

June

13 December 1835 — 31 August 1837 CFA No. 9 Diary ... 1 June 1836 CFA A clear day with a continuation of the sharp East wind which we have had for so long. I went ... 2 June 1836 CFA Fine morning though still an East wind. I went to the Office but instead of remaining there, ... 3 June 1836 CFA The day was fine and somewhat pleasanter than any we have had although still with the North ... 4 June 1836 CFA The North east wind again brought drizzle and cold. I had engaged Mr. Walsh to go out with ... 5 June 1836 CFA East wind and cloudy weather although the temperature of the air has risen considerably ... 6 June 1836 CFA This is the Anniversary commonly called here Artillery Election. It is usually a warm ... 7 June 1836 CFA Morning cloudy as usual. This is the seventeenth day of perpetual North east winds and ... 8 June 1836 CFA The morning was cloudy with heavy fogs. Mr. Walsh however came up to breakfast and decided ... 9 June 1836 CFA Morning very fine and very warm. Our transitions here are always excessively rapid, from ... 10 June 1836 CFA Clear but cold with a sharp Easterly wind. Mr. Walsh came up and took breakfast with us, ... 11 June 1836 CFA My head ach was not gone this morning when I arose and it threatened to worry me all day, ... 12 June 1836 CFA After a lapse of six weeks during which I have passed over two thousand miles of this ... 13 June 1836 CFA The day was pleasant. I went early to the Office and was engaged most of my time in Accounts ... 14 June 1836 CFA Clear. My time exceedingly taken up in a variety of final occupations. I have got fastened ... 15 June 1836 CFA The day was fine but rather windy. I was exceedingly occupied all my morning in last things ... 16 June 1836 CFA We made excellent progress in the night so that we found upon going on deck we were within a ... 17 June 1836 CFA The day was exceedingly warm and disabled us from any great exertion. After breakfast we all ... 18 June 1836 CFA The morning was very warm. After breakfast my Wife and I went out to witness the ... 19 June 1836 CFA Abby does not stand travelling well. She was quite unwell today from continued head ach and ... 20 June 1836 CFA The thunder showers of yesterday and the day before instead of dispersing the clouds and ... 21 June 1836 CFA A continuation of rain. Mrs. Adams and her family are detained as we are. At any rate there ... 22 June 1836 CFA It was by no means clear today, but the clouds which had been hanging upon the mountains ... 23 June 1836 CFA Morning pleasant but doubtful. The day was showery. Albany looked however much pleasanter ... 24 June 1836 CFA A cloudy day with showers. After breakfast we made our preparations for joining the canal ... 25 June 1836 CFA We made slow progress in the night from detention. The Country still looked very beautifully ... 26 June 1836 CFA It was seven o’clock before we reached Utica, so that Mr. Joy won his bet and the Champagne ... 27 June 1836 CFA We passed Syracuse in the night time, a place of some note, and found ourselves making good ... 28 June 1836 CFA The worst thing about these boats is the night travelling. The cabins are confined, and ... 29 June 1836 CFA The morning was cloudy and it rained heavily at noon, but the afternoon was clear and bright.... 30 June 1836 CFA The morning was fine and immediately after breakfast we got into a couple of rowboats of Mr. ...

July

13 December 1835 — 31 August 1837 CFA No. 9 Diary ... 1 July 1836 CFA The heat was quite considerable today and promised us much weariness in our project to pass ... 2 July 1836 CFA The air here is certainly softer than it is with us. A haze prevails in the atmosphere which ... 3 July 1836 CFA The only obstacle to our pleasure here has been that we have received no letters from home. ... 4 July 1836 CFA We have had four pleasant days here which I shall not soon forget, but the end comes of all ... 5 July 1836 CFA Our friends who went up to sleep did not like their Quarters so much as to remain long in ... 6 July 1836 CFA Upon rising this morning we found ourselves within a few miles of the harbour of Kingston, ... 7 July 1836 CFA The boat started from the Wharf shortly after three and when I arose at sunrise we were ... 8 July 1836 CFA Montreal is rather prettily situated at the foot of a high hill which by its shape has the ... 9 July 1836 CFA We arose this morning and found we had made half the passage during the night. The day was ... 10 July 1836 CFA This day was warm but by no means so warm as yesterday. A thunder shower which had passed ... 11 July 1836 CFA We had limited our stay here to this night so that a great deal of sightseeing was necessary ... 12 July 1836 CFA We found upon rising this morning that we had made very good progress during the night and ... 13 July 1836 CFA The day was warm, and as we had to spend it in the place, the ladies concluded upon going ... 14 July 1836 CFA We had time in the morning to see as much of St. John’s as was worthwhile. It is a ... 15 July 1836 CFA We were glad to get out of our inconvenient quarters this morning and push off on our course.... 16 July 1836 CFA We were roused very early this morning for the purpose of continuing our route. Having the ... 17 July 1836 CFA It was quite a cool morning this morning, but clear and pleasant. I attended the Episcopal ... 18 July 1836 CFA The morning was clear and we were again engaged in preparations for the next move. After ... 19 July 1836 CFA A pleasant morning. We had concluded to remain here for the day, and in consequence to go ... 20 July 1836 CFA The morning looked very cloudy, but we ventured to make our start and it cleared away. I ... 21 July 1836 CFA My Wife was very unwell this morning and made me apprehensive of possible detention here. I ... 22 July 1836 CFA We were called up at half past three and started at four o’clock on this our last day’s ... 23 July 1836 CFA Hardly am I at home before the cares of business press upon me in a manner to make me wish I ... 24 July 1836 CFA The weather was fine. After some time passed in writing, I attended divine service and heard ... 25 July 1836 CFA Morning clear. I went to the Office and devoted some time to accounts. Mr. Sparrel has at ... 26 July 1836 CFA My daily habits are nearly restored. I attempt no kind of reading as yet because I am not to ... 27 July 1836 CFA Morning at the Office. Made some calls upon collecting duty and passed time in considering ... 28 July 1836 CFA Morning at the office. I had not been there long before my father came in. I did not observe ... 29 July 1836 CFA Abby got up and came down stairs to breakfast but the effort was too much for her, and she ... 30 July 1836 CFA Abby appears to mend a little, but she wants decided nourishment. I seek to find for her ... 31 July 1836 CFA Morning pleasant but rather warm. I passed an hour in writing and then attended divine ...

August

13 December 1835 — 31 August 1837 CFA No. 9 Diary ... 1 August 1836 CFA Morning pleasant. My horse has come in, but as I suspected something has happened to him ... 2 August 1836 CFA Fine day. I went to the Office and was busy there for an hour or two. As Abby seemed strong ... 3 August 1836 CFA I went into town this morning in the Quincy Stage—A number of passengers not one of whom I ... 4 August 1836 CFA Spent the day quietly at home, occupied in writing up these heavy arrears of Diary. I have ... 5 August 1836 CFA My horse not being in very good condition to use, I procured one at a livery stable and went ... 6 August 1836 CFA Pleasant morning. After writing a little I took a walk into town. Called at the Quincy Stone ... 7 August 1836 CFA The season is quite an uncommon one for the coldness of the weather. Since our return, there ... 8 August 1836 CFA Morning pleasant. I remained at home. Occupied for the most part in writing Diary. The long ... 9 August 1836 CFA Morning tolerably pleasant but cold. I went to town. Found my plan as it had been modified ... 10 August 1836 CFA We had barely done breakfast when Mr. Spear and Mr. Humphrey were announced as having come ... 11 August 1836 CFA My head ach had not entirely left me this morning which I spent partly in writing but was ... 12 August 1836 CFA I have but a very meagre account to give of my day. The head ach of yesterday was so little ... 13 August 1836 CFA Cold morning. I went into town and was occupied in business at the Office. Had two or three ... 14 August 1836 CFA The day was a fine one. I was as usual occupied until service time when I went to Church. Mr.... 15 August 1836 CFA I took my plan into town with me and returned it to Mr. Sparrel the Architect with the ... 16 August 1836 CFA Morning quiet at home. Day fair and time passed partly in reading and partly in writing. I ... 17 August 1836 CFA A very pleasant day. I remained in the Country and after writing a little of my Diary, for ... 18 August 1836 CFA My birth day, and I am twenty nine. The past year has little changed my position in life, ... 19 August 1836 CFA Cloudy day with a Southerly wind and tendency to rain which it did not. I remained at home ... 20 August 1836 CFA I was detained later than usual in consequence of my having to draw a Check upon the Bank in ... 21 August 1836 CFA The remarkable coldness of the season continues unabated. It has become a matter of great ... 22 August 1836 CFA I went to town this morning principally for the purpose of finishing the investment left on ... 23 August 1836 CFA I passed my morning at home and was engaged in writing and a variety of occupations. Read ... 24 August 1836 CFA Fine morning. I went into town and was much occupied during the time. First to the House to ... 25 August 1836 CFA Morning clear and weather much warmer than it has been. I divided my time in part devoting ... 26 August 1836 CFA As the season advances the days seem to grow warmer. This was quite like Summer. I remained ... 27 August 1836 CFA A clear and warm day, and the roads very dusty from the past dry weather. I went to town and ... 28 August 1836 CFA This was the warmest day we have had since our return home. I passed some time in making up ... 29 August 1836 CFA A sultry day with the wind from the south but it did not rain. I remained at home all day ... 30 August 1836 CFA Morning cloudy. I rode to town and found my ride much the pleasanter from the rain which had ... 31 August 1836 CFA Morning pleasant. The ladies of the family went into town together with Elizabeth, from Mrs. ...

September

13 December 1835 — 31 August 1837 CFA No. 9 Diary ... 1 September 1836 CFA Morning to town. An exceedingly unpleasant day, there being a high wind and quantities of ... 2 September 1836 CFA Pleasant day. My two numbers written for political effect appeared yesterday and today. That ... 3 September 1836 CFA Morning cool. I rode to town and passed most of my time at the Office where I was occupied ... 4 September 1836 CFA Morning clear and pleasant. My little boy John, appeared so unwell and feverish that after ... 5 September 1836 CFA John was better this morning and there is an appearance that his fever is reduced. I went to ... 6 September 1836 CFA The morning was clear but excessively cool for the season with a bright atmosphere and sharp ... 7 September 1836 CFA The cold this morning was so great as to produce a frost, but whether sufficient to cut off ... 8 September 1836 CFA The morning promised a cold North easter and I went into town with a little drizzle in my ... 9 September 1836 CFA A summer’s day with the wind at west and a lovely breeze. The changes which take place every ... 10 September 1836 CFA The day was cold with a North East wind and drizzle, which is another alternation of the ... 11 September 1836 CFA The wind was Southerly and the weather was warm again. I passed the morning in a variety of ... 12 September 1836 CFA I remained at home all day. Weather cloudy and yet mild with a Southerly wind. Read the ... 13 September 1836 CFA I went to town today, Joseph H. Adams accompanying me. My time was as much taken up as it ... 14 September 1836 CFA A very warm day for so late in the Season. Immediately after breakfast, instead of going to ... 15 September 1836 CFA Day pleasant. I went to town accompanied by my father who went in for the purpose of making ... 16 September 1836 CFA Morning clear with a cold north easterly wind. I arose early and accompanied Mr. Brooks to ... 17 September 1836 CFA Morning cloudy. I went to town accompanied by P. C. Brooks while my wife went with her ... 18 September 1836 CFA Morning clear and warm although the heat was tempered by an Easterly wind. I passed sometime ... 19 September 1836 CFA A very clear and warm day, perhaps the most so this season. Shortly after breakfast I ... 20 September 1836 CFA After visiting my site where the diggers had made six feet progress in the well, I went in ... 21 September 1836 CFA A cooler day with an easterly wind. I remained at home and spent my time as I usually do. I ... 22 September 1836 CFA A clear and warm morning again. My time spent much as usual. I had made an engagement with ... 23 September 1836 CFA I went to town this morning taking with me my children’s nurse, Catherine. My intentions ... 24 September 1836 CFA My wife went into town this morning in the Carriage which was going for the purpose of ... 25 September 1836 CFA Morning clear and windy. I was occupied in writing most of my time not devoted to the usual ... 26 September 1836 CFA Clear and windy day. I remained at home most of the morning busily engaged in copying the ... 27 September 1836 CFA At an early hour this morning we were up and dressed, ready to go into town. The day was ... 28 September 1836 CFA Morning dark and heavy clouds with a rain for an hour of the morning. I went upon the hill ... 29 September 1836 CFA Morning dark with light rain during the whole day. I remained at home and devoted my time to ... 30 September 1836 CFA Clear day, with the leaves shining under the effect of a sharp white frost. Immediately ...

October

13 December 1835 — 31 August 1837 CFA No. 9 Diary ... 1 October 1836 CFA The day cloudy. I went to town and found in fact that my leisure which I have been enjoying ... 2 October 1836 CFA Morning warm with a Southerly wind. I was occupied in writing my Diary in the morning which ... 3 October 1836 CFA The day was cool and on the whole clear. When I walked up the hill the first thing which ... 4 October 1836 CFA Morning cloudy with a high Easterly wind and occasional dashes of rain, as if preparing for ... 5 October 1836 CFA This was the first morning since our return home upon which it might be really said to rain. ... 6 October 1836 CFA Clear but cold and blowing a severe Northwester. I rode into town notwithstanding the ... 7 October 1836 CFA Morning a clear, cool air suitable to the season. I remained at home today and occupied ... 8 October 1836 CFA A very pleasant Autumn day. I went to town accompanied by my Wife, whom I left at her friend ... 9 October 1836 CFA Clear pleasant day. I passed my morning in continuing the revised Address into which I have ... 10 October 1836 CFA A clear, cold day. Immediately after breakfast, Mr. William Spear called to take my father ... 11 October 1836 CFA Morning cold with clouds. An easterly wind which has prevailed nearly all the year. I went ... 12 October 1836 CFA A very heavy rain with a violent Easterly wind and on the whole the greatest storm this ... 13 October 1836 CFA As I had failed in going up to Mr. Dudley’s Ledge yesterday on account of the rain and as it ... 14 October 1836 CFA A mild, southerly wind with a warm day. The family is in much disorder from the illness of ... 15 October 1836 CFA A lovely morning as I ever saw in this climate and not much in character with the advanced ... 16 October 1836 CFA Morning clear and warm but it cleared with a shower before evening. I was occupied for some ... 17 October 1836 CFA The day was clear and cool. I rode to town. Time as usual very busily taken up, in the ... 18 October 1836 CFA Morning clear and pleasant though windy. I passed some time in reading a portion of the ... 19 October 1836 CFA Morning warm with a southerly wind which was extremely high. I went to town for the purpose ... 20 October 1836 CFA Morning cloudy and warm with a high wind which brought on heavy showers of rain at noon. I ... 21 October 1836 CFA A cold and clear morning. I went to town in the Carriage with the ladies, my wife, Mrs. John ... 22 October 1836 CFA The first morning that gives us a token of the advanced state of the season. I was actively ... 23 October 1836 CFA A very mild and pleasant day reminding us of June rather than October. I passed much time in ... 24 October 1836 CFA A most delightful day as I ever felt at this season in this climate. I went to town and ... 25 October 1836 CFA The weather changed with great suddenness during the night and this morning it was blowing a ... 26 October 1836 CFA The cold day of yesterday was continued upon this and the north wind blew with more violence ... 27 October 1836 CFA It was still cold today but not so cold as it has been. I went to Boston with the view of ... 28 October 1836 CFA A pleasanter morning. I devoted a considerable portion of it to transferring a few English ... 29 October 1836 CFA A clear pleasant morning. I rode to town but without the power of effecting as much as I had ... 31 October 1836 CFA Morning rather pleasant. I rode to town and spent a greater part of my day in making the ...

November

13 December 1835 — 31 August 1837 CFA No. 9 Diary ... 1 November 1836 CFA I spent an hour in finishing up all the papers, executing the remaining Leases and so forth, ... 2 November 1836 CFA Day pleasant. I arose in Boston and sat about my usual occupations as if nothing had ... 3 November 1836 CFA The day was bad, clouds with rain and snow. I went to the Office as usual and was occupied ... 4 November 1836 CFA Morning clear with a cold air. My Wife appeared quite sick so that I concluded to send for a ... 5 November 1836 CFA A fine day. I went to the Office and was engaged most of my time in preparing a packet for ... 6 November 1836 CFA Morning pleasant. I passed it in reading Grahame, whose first edition I think on the whole ... 7 November 1836 CFA A most lovely day which made me regret that the family had not improved it. I thought I ... 8 November 1836 CFA The morning opened cloudy but mild and portending a fair day. I went to the Office for a ... 9 November 1836 CFA A clear day although with a cold wind. I went to the Office and from thence to Quincy. How ... 10 November 1836 CFA Morning pleasant. The family have had a favorable journey, and I presume will reach home ... 11 November 1836 CFA Morning so stormy that I could not very conveniently go to Quincy as I had wished and ... 12 November 1836 CFA Morning cloudy but it afterwards cleared. Office, occupied in Accounts, Diary and partly at ... 13 November 1836 CFA A most lovely day, such as we seldom have at so advanced a period of the season. I employed ... 14 November 1836 CFA The sunset which was lovely beyond description last night did nevertheless fail of ... 15 November 1836 CFA Morning cloudy with rain and snow. I went to the Office after looking over the returns, ... 16 November 1836 CFA Mrs. Adams again unwell today. My winter does not appear extremely promising. I went to the ... 17 November 1836 CFA My Wife was relieved this morning but in her bed and there likely to remain for a week or ... 18 November 1836 CFA I determined to improve the opportunity of the day to go to Quincy and make my last ... 19 November 1836 CFA Morning pleasant. Office where I had a great many people. Mr. Spear from Quincy came in and ... 20 November 1836 CFA A beautiful day. I read a little but was more taken up in preparing my Wife for the ... 21 November 1836 CFA Morning dark with heavy rain. I went to the Office. Election returns still are dropping in. ... 22 November 1836 CFA Morning mild and pleasant but it afterwards clouded. I went to the Office and occupied ... 23 November 1836 CFA Pleasant morning. I went to the Office and occupied myself in Diary which I have at last ... 24 November 1836 CFA Pleasant day. I went to the Office and very nearly completed the arrears of my Diary. Mr. ... 25 November 1836 CFA Morning clear and pleasant. I went to the Office. Thence to read the papers which still ... 26 November 1836 CFA Morning taken up for the most part in transacting business with Mr. W. Spear who brought his ... 27 November 1836 CFA Morning fine though cold. Our season does not begin quite so threateningly as it did last ... 28 November 1836 CFA Morning snow but it cleared very mild and pleasant. I went to the Office but did very little ... 29 November 1836 CFA Morning cloudy with snow and the day throughout very dark. I went to the Office and was ... 30 November 1836 CFA Pleasant day though cold. I expected to have had a very quiet time and instead of it had a ...

December

13 December 1835 — 31 August 1837 CFA No. 9 Diary ... 1 December 1836 CFA Morning fine although colder than it has been. I passed part of the morning in reading that ... 2 December 1836 CFA My cold appears to be coming on very gradually but decidedly. I thought I would nevertheless ... 3 December 1836 CFA I felt very poorly all day today. Something seems yet to go wrong. To Market thence to the ... 4 December 1836 CFA My cold today changed it’s mode of attack and I was a severe sufferer in my head. The ... 5 December 1836 CFA A fine day. I went to the Office, time occupied in Diary and Accounts. My duties at present ... 6 December 1836 CFA I went down to the Office early with the view of going to Quincy in the Plymouth Stage at 10 ... 7 December 1836 CFA The weather is clear and delightful for the season. I went to the Office and occupied myself ... 8 December 1836 CFA A succession of fine weather such as I have rarely known in this climate. I went to the ... 9 December 1836 CFA A lovely day with the sun quite warm. I went to the Office and passed my time in finishing ... 10 December 1836 CFA The weather continues very fine. I went to the Office and occupied myself as usual. Visits ... 11 December 1836 CFA Mild, beautiful weather. I was occupied this morning in examining a series of coins procured ... 12 December 1836 CFA A continuation of the lovely weather we have had. I went to the Office and passed my time ... 13 December 1836 CFA A mild but cloudy day. I went to Market and from thence to the Office. Passed my time partly ... 14 December 1836 CFA Mild with occasional drops of rain. I went to the Office. Put my scattering papers in order. ... 15 December 1836 CFA A clear and colder day but not unpleasant. I went to the Office and was occupied as usual, ... 16 December 1836 CFA A clear cool day. I went to the Office. Time taken up in making up an Account for T. B. ... 17 December 1836 CFA A dark day with heavy rain. I went to the Office. Time passed as usual. Nothing of interest. ... 18 December 1836 CFA Fine day, though windy. I passed my morning looking over a number or two of the Gallery of ... 19 December 1836 CFA A lovely day. The cold season keeps back astonishingly. I went to the Office. Time occupied ... 20 December 1836 CFA Morning mild and pleasant. I went to the Office and occupied myself in a variety of ways, ... 21 December 1836 CFA A hard Southerly rain. I went to the Office and found my fire out and things looking dull ... 22 December 1836 CFA Much colder than it has been but clear. I went to the Office and idled my time away a good ... 23 December 1836 CFA Morning cold and cloudy but it moderated afterwards. I went to the office. Not much employed.... 24 December 1836 CFA Office, weather mild. Occupied upon my Diary and so forth. Mr. Spear came in from Quincy. ... 25 December 1836 CFA Christmas day. Quite mild and pleasant though slightly rainy in the middle of the day and a ... 26 December 1836 CFA A heavy southerly rain very warm until evening when it became cold. I went to the Office and ... 27 December 1836 CFA A cold, sharp morning. I went to the Office which I do not however succeed in reaching very ... 28 December 1836 CFA A very cold morning, glass nearly at zero. I went to the Office and besides writing up ... 29 December 1836 CFA A cold morning. I went to the Office, that is to say I get there at about eleven o’clock ... 30 December 1836 CFA This appears to have been the coldest morning of the winter thus far. The thermometer ... 31 December 1836 CFA Very cold day. I went to the Office and passed my time much as usual. Finished the draught ...