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January

13 December 1835 — 31 August 1837 CFA No. 9 Diary ... 1 January 1837 CFA The morning was cloudy with snow. I could not avoid reflecting upon the passage of another ... 2 January 1837 CFA Morning cold and cloudy but it cleared afterwards. I went to the Office and was occupied ... 3 January 1837 CFA Clear, but the weather seems to have regularly set in for the season. The glass has ranged ... 4 January 1837 CFA Very cold morning. I went to the Office. Nothing very material excepting the pouring in of ... 5 January 1837 CFA A very cold week. Office as usual where I was occupied partly in the accounts which now keep ... 6 January 1837 CFA Cold continues. Office. Accounts and Diary. T. K. Davis came in to talk about Mr. Walsh. He ... 7 January 1837 CFA Milder. Office as usual. Visits from Colburn of Quincy and T. Adams who wanted money which I ... 8 January 1837 CFA A fine day with the wind from the Northward and yet remarkable to relate very mild. I read ... 9 January 1837 CFA Morning milder. I went to the Office. My time passed there hardly needs a record inasmuch as ... 10 January 1837 CFA Mild and cloudy. Office. Time much taken up with persons calling to see me. Mr. Walsh who ... 11 January 1837 CFA Mild and clear. Our weather is charming. I went to the Office. Mr. Walsh made a long visit. ... 12 January 1837 CFA The weather has become mild, clear and exceedingly pleasant for winter. I went to Market and ... 13 January 1837 CFA A continuation of very fine weather. The wind has continued steady from the westward for a ... 14 January 1837 CFA Fine morning. I felt no inconvenience from my meal of last evening but likewise felt no ... 15 January 1837 CFA Cold this morning. My Wife and John my eldest boy accompanied me to Meeting in the morning. ... 16 January 1837 CFA A fine day. This is the perfection of winter weather. I went to the Office. Received letters ... 17 January 1837 CFA Fine, clear and mild day. I went to the Office but could do very little as I had visitors ... 18 January 1837 CFA Clear. I went to the Office and was engaged in my usual occupation of Accounts and making up ... 19 January 1837 CFA Fine day. Office. Nothing new. Called at the Advocate Office to give my first number upon ... 20 January 1837 CFA Another beautiful day. I went to Market and from thence to the Office. Nothing of any ... 21 January 1837 CFA Although my copy was given out the other day, it has not yet appeared. I went to the Office. ... 22 January 1837 CFA The snow which had been heavy all night continued to fall throughout the day although not so ... 23 January 1837 CFA A fine clear day again with the air mild as before the snow. I find my Article does not yet ... 24 January 1837 CFA A fine clear day being a continuation of the beautiful weather we have had and exhausting ... 25 January 1837 CFA A very beautiful day. I went to Market and from thence to the Office. My first number upon ... 26 January 1837 CFA A fine day. I went to the Office and was occupied as usual in Accounts and Diary. The usual ... 27 January 1837 CFA A fine mild day. I went to the Office and was occupied as usual. Wrote Diary. Received a ... 28 January 1837 CFA Mild morning. Office where I was not enabled to execute even my usual routine from the ... 29 January 1837 CFA It was cloudy yesterday but cleared away before morning without raining. I read in the ... 30 January 1837 CFA Morning cloudy with a tendency to a general thaw. I went to the Office and from thence to ... 31 January 1837 CFA Cloudy and mild, being what is familiarly called with us the January thaw. I went to the ...

February

13 December 1835 — 31 August 1837 CFA No. 9 Diary ... 1 February 1837 CFA Damp, misty day. I went to the Office as usual. My numbers upon the Currency come out now ... 2 February 1837 CFA Morning clear and mild but gradually becoming colder. I went to the Office. Amused by the ... 3 February 1837 CFA Morning colder than usual. I went to the Office as upon every day. Mr. Beale came in with a ... 4 February 1837 CFA Morning cold. I went to the Office but was not very much occupied. Mr. Walsh came down and ... 5 February 1837 CFA A cold, cloudy day with a slight sprinkling of snow. I spent an hour reading Lady ... 6 February 1837 CFA Morning fine. At the office, then to attend a Meeting of Stockholders of the Suffolk ... 7 February 1837 CFA Morning mild. I went to the Office. Time passed in Accounts, Diary &ca. Had a call from Mr. ... 8 February 1837 CFA Morning cloudy and cool. I went to the Office and passed my time very quietly. Mr. Walsh ... 9 February 1837 CFA Cooler but clear. I went to the Office. Received a letter from Mr. Pearce in answer to mine, ... 10 February 1837 CFA Mild day. I went to the Office as usual. Occupied in the manner usual with me in writing ... 11 February 1837 CFA Morning mild and pleasant. I went to the Office after transacting business at the Bank. ... 12 February 1837 CFA The day was mild and pleasant. I spent the time before service in reading the first volume ... 13 February 1837 CFA It was mild and clear last evening and I could not help remarking upon the beauty of the ... 14 February 1837 CFA The cold was severe this morning but subsequently moderated. I went to the Office and was ... 15 February 1837 CFA The season now tends rapidly to spring. Today was soft and mild. I went to the Office and ... 16 February 1837 CFA Morning mild. I went to the Office and sat there quite uninterrupted during the morning. ... 17 February 1837 CFA Not a great deal of snow fell, but it was very windy and it laid in deep drifts. I went to ... 18 February 1837 CFA The cold was extreme this morning but it afterwards moderated very much and became pleasant. ... 19 February 1837 CFA A very clear, fine day. I read Chateaubriand for an hour after which attended divine service ... 20 February 1837 CFA I arose uncommonly early this morning for the purpose of being ready when called for to go ... 21 February 1837 CFA Morning dark with snow. I went to the Office and was occupied as usual. Accounts and Diary ... 22 February 1837 CFA A very fine day, quite suitable to the Anniversary which it commemorates. I went to the ... 23 February 1837 CFA Morning snow which lasted all day, but it became mild towards evening and rained. I went to ... 24 February 1837 CFA Morning cloudy but it afterwards cleared. I went to the Office thence to the Printers where ... 25 February 1837 CFA Morning very fine. I went to the Custom House in order to get my Wife’s things and was ... 26 February 1837 CFA A cooler but yet a pleasant day. I read a portion of Chateaubriand before service in the ... 27 February 1837 CFA Morning dark with rain which subsequently turned to snow. I went to the Office and was ... 28 February 1837 CFA Morning cloudy but it cleared with sharp cold. The Newspapers within a day or two have been ...

March

13 December 1835 — 31 August 1837 CFA No. 9 Diary ... 1 March 1837 CFA An exceedingly cold day for so advanced a part of the season. I went to the Office rather ... 2 March 1837 CFA Cold but milder. I went to the Office and passed a short time there only inasmuch as I was ... 3 March 1837 CFA Clear day but continuing remarkable cold for the season. I went to the Office and was ... 4 March 1837 CFA A fine day although rather cool. I went to the Office and was occupied as usual. My time ... 5 March 1837 CFA Morning cloudy with a slight sprinkling of snow but not sufficient to cover the ground. I ... 6 March 1837 CFA A mild pleasant day. I went to the Office and was occupied there in a somewhat singular ... 7 March 1837 CFA Morning foggy. I went to the Office as usual. Worked upon the arrears of my Diary which I no ... 8 March 1837 CFA Heavy rain. The winter appears to be breaking up at last. I went to the Office where Mr. ... 9 March 1837 CFA General Jackson has published a farewell Address which strongly partakes of the character of ... 10 March 1837 CFA A sort of a wet day but it finally cleared away. I went to the Office, first however, ... 11 March 1837 CFA I went to the Auction sale of Furniture but the prices were too high for me. Then to the ... 12 March 1837 CFA I stopped reading Moore this morning, as my Wife appeared to wish to have me read it aloud, ... 13 March 1837 CFA Morning mild but rain and small snow. I went to the Office. My article upon the subject of ... 14 March 1837 CFA Morning clear and cool. I went to the Office and was occupied in the arrears of Diary which ... 15 March 1837 CFA Morning fine but the season continues cold. I went to the Office and was occupied much as ... 16 March 1837 CFA A very bright, clear day. I went to the Office and was occupied there much time in making up ... 17 March 1837 CFA A fine clear day, but from some unknown cause to me, I awoke with that feeling in my head ... 18 March 1837 CFA A cloudy day with a Southerly rain before night. I went to the Office but was very much ... 19 March 1837 CFA Morning clear but quite cold for so late in the season. I read in the morning the memoirs of ... 20 March 1837 CFA Morning fine. I went to the Office and began to make up the Arrears of my Diary which are ... 21 March 1837 CFA Cloudy dull weather. I went to the Office and was engaged as usual, succeeded in bringing up ... 22 March 1837 CFA Easterly dull drizzle. Office where I did not do much. Mr. Walsh came in and gave me some ... 23 March 1837 CFA Rain and clouds. Office where I turned my attention very much to the work of Arrears and ... 24 March 1837 CFA Morning fine. I went to the Office and by a vigorous prosecution of the work again made up ... 25 March 1837 CFA A very beautiful day. I went to the Office early and attended to my Diary at once in order ... 26 March 1837 CFA A fine day. I occupied myself until service time reading Wraxall, then attended Divine ... 27 March 1837 CFA Cloudy. I felt slightly unwell all day. The approach of Spring appears to have rather an ... 28 March 1837 CFA The winter is at last passing off and we are experiencing the humidity of the Spring. Today ... 29 March 1837 CFA A clear, fine day. But since Spring has made a demonstration I have not felt so well, and ... 30 March 1837 CFA Cold but a clear day. I went to the Office as usual. The commercial distress is very great ... 31 March 1837 CFA A clear day with a sharp easterly wind. I found my cold rather more upon my lungs but my ...

April

13 December 1835 — 31 August 1837 CFA No. 9 Diary ... 1 April 1837 CFA A very heavy rain with Easterly wind. My cold oppressed me so much that at first I felt ... 2 April 1837 CFA Morning fine but cool. I went to Meeting after reading several Cantos and parts of Cantos of ... 3 April 1837 CFA Day cloudy with occasionally heavy rain. I went to the Office as usual and was very much ... 4 April 1837 CFA Uncommonly cool for the season but clear and pleasant. I started very early in the morning ... 5 April 1837 CFA I went down to the Office early for the purpose of meeting Mr. Spear who had come yesterday ... 6 April 1837 CFA This was the day appointed according to immemorial usage for a day of fasting and prayer. It ... 7 April 1837 CFA The weather being clear, and on the whole quite agreeable I decided upon starting as soon as ... 8 April 1837 CFA Clouds, heavy rain and thunder and lightning morning and afternoon, which struck the steeple ... 9 April 1837 CFA The morning was cloudy with a chilly wind from the Westward. I passed an hour in reading ... 10 April 1837 CFA Clouds and wind but not positively uncomfortable. I went to the Office after a general visit ... 11 April 1837 CFA A beautifully clear and fine morning, which I took advantage of to start for Quincy with Mr. ... 12 April 1837 CFA Another fine day. I went to the Office. Mr. Conant from Weston with some rent. I was engaged ... 13 April 1837 CFA The Community here is now very much agitated by the bursting of the credit bubble which has ... 14 April 1837 CFA Morning cloudy with slight showers which happened at times through the day, but it cleared ... 15 April 1837 CFA Morning clear and indeed on the whole the finest day we have had this year. I went to the ... 16 April 1837 CFA Day cloudy with rain. I passed some time in reading part of Hugo’s Notre Dame, a very ... 17 April 1837 CFA A clear day. I went to the Office, busied myself in the making up of the Accounts which have ... 18 April 1837 CFA I arose quite early for me, in order to make a seasonable start to Quincy, which I effected ... 19 April 1837 CFA I went to the Office. I continue circulating my pamphlets as much as I can and the ... 20 April 1837 CFA Morning at the Office. Accounts and various commissions which consumed a good part of the ... 21 April 1837 CFA The weather continues cold and clear with clouds flying during the day, that portend snow. I ... 22 April 1837 CFA The day was tolerable although I think it cold for the season. I started from home early to ... 23 April 1837 CFA Cool day but fine. Read Wraxall in the morning. He is a man of small views and narrow ... 24 April 1837 CFA Morning cloudy with an appearance of rain which however was not realized. I went to Quincy ... 25 April 1837 CFA My wife is this day twenty nine years old. I remembered it in the little way which I like to ... 26 April 1837 CFA Day cloudy but warmer. I went to the Office and from thence out of town to Quincy with my ... 27 April 1837 CFA A pleasant day notwithstanding the wind turned easterly at noon. I went to the Office, and ... 28 April 1837 CFA A lovely morning, the first which has announced to us the approach of Spring, and the day ... 29 April 1837 CFA Another delightful day, such as we have perhaps half a dozen of every Spring merely to feel ... 30 April 1837 CFA The day was clear but not warm as the wind which for a day or two has kept steadily from the ...

May

13 December 1835 — 31 August 1837 CFA No. 9 Diary ... 1 May 1837 CFA It had rained a little in the night and was cloudy at sunrise but cleared with a violent ... 2 May 1837 CFA The day was quite cold and a sharp frost this morning. I went to the Office where I did not ... 3 May 1837 CFA The wind was blowing hard from the South west and it looked a little as if it might rain ... 4 May 1837 CFA A very beautiful day, and one very well adapted to the raising the frame of my house ... 5 May 1837 CFA The day was so doubtful looking that I concluded to postpone my intended ride to Quincy ... 6 May 1837 CFA Cloudy with occasional showers of rain throughout the day. I went to the Office and was ... 7 May 1837 CFA I passed my morning in reading Hugo’s Notre Dame and became so very much interested in it ... 8 May 1837 CFA Morning fine though cold. I started early to go to Quincy and found things there going on ... 9 May 1837 CFA Morning clear though cold, but it afterwards clouded and rained in the afternoon. I went to ... 10 May 1837 CFA The morning was showery with thunder and lightning and prevented my going to Quincy as I had ... 11 May 1837 CFA The day was fine. I went to Quincy very early and found them getting along very rapidly. ... 12 May 1837 CFA Morning out with my children to enjoy the freshness of the morning air. It was fine and warm ... 13 May 1837 CFA Fine day though cold. I went first to Market where I found silver yet freely circulating ... 14 May 1837 CFA A warm and very lovely day. I passed my morning in committing to paper some ideas with ... 15 May 1837 CFA Morning cloudy with a cold Northerly rain and constant drizzle. Nevertheless my father ... 16 May 1837 CFA Heavy rain all day at intervals. I went to the Office and from thence round about to perform ... 17 May 1837 CFA Morning cloudy but cleared up beautifully by the Afternoon. I went to the Office. Found the ... 18 May 1837 CFA Morning clear and pleasant, but the day ended as usual in rain. We have now an abundant ... 19 May 1837 CFA Cloudy with mist and occasional rain. I went to the Office. Time not passed as usefully as ... 20 May 1837 CFA A fine day. I went to the Office but was not very active. Conversation with Mr. Everett and ... 21 May 1837 CFA Morning clear but with a thick hazy appearance about the sky that gave us a chill, and ... 22 May 1837 CFA The morning opened cloudy and it soon began to rain which lasted all the day more heavily ... 23 May 1837 CFA Morning clear and somewhat pleasant. I rode to town and found the roads in as bad condition ... 24 May 1837 CFA The morning was fine but the elements were visibly gathering for another storm. I felt a ... 25 May 1837 CFA The day opened darkly and we had pretty incessant rain until night. Of course I did not ... 26 May 1837 CFA A high wind at North East with a heavy mist, but it dried afterwards and cleared at night. I ... 27 May 1837 CFA It was clear in the morning and remained so with the exception of heavy clouds occasionally ... 28 May 1837 CFA A very clear day with the wind at the north west and quite cold. Morning Mons. de ... 29 May 1837 CFA At last a perfectly bright, clear day, with wind at the North west and some promise of a ... 30 May 1837 CFA Beautiful morning. Went up to the House to give some directions and almost lost my breakfast ... 31 May 1837 CFA Morning very warm with the sun quite scorching and altogether the most summerlike day we ...

June

13 December 1835 — 31 August 1837 CFA No. 9 Diary ... 1 June 1837 CFA Morning very warm with a thunder shower at noon. I remained at home, making a visit to ... 2 June 1837 CFA Morning clear and very warm. I went to town, accompanied by my Wife. My time very much taken ... 3 June 1837 CFA Another quite warm day with a high Southerly wind ending at night in a thunder storm of ... 4 June 1837 CFA Fine day. Read in the morning Tocqueville, many of whose opinions are in a very high degree ... 5 June 1837 CFA Morning clear and cold, the wind coming round to the Eastward. I was much engaged in ... 6 June 1837 CFA Morning clear and cool. I went to town, accompanied by John Quincy Adams Jr. who went with ... 7 June 1837 CFA Fine day. I remained at home. Time taken up as usual, much of it at my House superintending ... 8 June 1837 CFA Day cloudy with a sharp East wind and occasional drizzle. I went into town taking with me ... 9 June 1837 CFA The morning looked threatening and there was a drizzle from the South East but it cleared ... 10 June 1837 CFA Morning very cloudy with a cold sharp East wind. After paying a visit to the House to see ... 11 June 1837 CFA Clear but with a very cold East wind all day. I occupied myself in the morning with writing ... 12 June 1837 CFA Morning clear and warmer than it has been although still cold. I went up to Mrs. T. B. ... 13 June 1837 CFA My intention was to have gone to town today, but the clouds looked so very threatening that ... 14 June 1837 CFA The morning was foggy but it cleared away and my wife accompanied me to town. My first ... 15 June 1837 CFA The weather is singularly changeable, now and then clear, but more often hazy and cloudy ... 16 June 1837 CFA Morning fine but the wind soon after became easterly and chilled us. I went to town and was ... 17 June 1837 CFA Morning cold and cloudy, with fog and mist through the day. I passed some time in a walk to ... 18 June 1837 CFA A clear and tolerably fine day. I read a little of Humboldt, finishing the first volume of ... 19 June 1837 CFA Fine day. I went to town. Engaged as usual very busily in commissions and in Accounts. ... 20 June 1837 CFA The day was stormy, the wind being from the South and torrents of rain. I felt unpleasantly ... 21 June 1837 CFA I arose, having passed a very restless night, and not free from headach this morning. So ... 22 June 1837 CFA It continued to rain heavily until nearly noon today, and I think the quantity of water ... 23 June 1837 CFA Morning pleasant and warm with a hazy atmosphere more common in hot climates than here. I ... 24 June 1837 CFA Morning cloudy and threatening rain, but the wind rose and somewhat dispersed the clouds. I ... 25 June 1837 CFA Morning pleasant but with a remarkably smoky atmosphere which seemed very much to intercept ... 26 June 1837 CFA A pleasant day with the same hazy atmosphere we had yesterday but quite warm. I went to town ... 27 June 1837 CFA A third day with the peculiar atmosphere already noticed. It terminated however upon this ... 28 June 1837 CFA Fine day. The weather is pleasant but not particularly warm for the season. I spent an hour ... 29 June 1837 CFA Day very pleasant. At the house as usual, but delayed a little by the want of some stones ... 30 June 1837 CFA The first day of the season, which could be considered as extraordinarily hot. I went to ...

July

13 December 1835 — 31 August 1837 CFA No. 9 Diary ... 1 July 1837 CFA This was a very hot day and bid fair to restore our season to it’s usual course. I remained ... 2 July 1837 CFA A fine day but very much cooler than yesterday. I occupied myself in the morning with ... 3 July 1837 CFA The morning was fine. I arose very early for the purpose of going up to meet some of my ... 4 July 1837 CFA The night was a noisy one, with very little rest for any body. The injunctions in my ... 5 July 1837 CFA The morning was clear and rather cool. I was up early and busy in preparation for returning. ... 6 July 1837 CFA Morning looked cloudy and threatening but it passed off and was fine. I was at my house most ... 7 July 1837 CFA The morning was quite pleasant, and I went to town. Time taken up much as usual. Called upon ... 8 July 1837 CFA Morning fine. I was called to give directions to the Stone cutter who was finishing his work.... 9 July 1837 CFA Morning clear but windy and cool. I passed some time in looking over parts of Thucydides in ... 10 July 1837 CFA I was up very early this morning and got ready to start for town in good season. My Wife ... 11 July 1837 CFA My father is this day seventy years old. I did not go to Cambridge today, although there was ... 12 July 1837 CFA I was up very early this morning and off for Boston before breakfast, which I reached at ... 13 July 1837 CFA Morning clear but cool. I was occupied a good deal of my time at the house and also in some ... 14 July 1837 CFA Morning fine and warm. I went to town. Met Sidney Brooks and Mr. Davis of New York and went ... 15 July 1837 CFA Morning quite warm. I went to my house to superintend the making of the banks and Soon set ... 16 July 1837 CFA A fine day. I was occupied in copying a letter for my father. Attended divine service and ... 17 July 1837 CFA A very charming summer’s day. I went up to my House and was delayed by the nonappearance of ... 18 July 1837 CFA A delightful day. I went to town and as usual was full of occupation during my stay. Engaged ... 19 July 1837 CFA Morning very clear and pleasant but it clouded up at night. I remained at home, walking up ... 20 July 1837 CFA A very pleasant summer’s day with air enough to keep the temperature down. I was at my house ... 21 July 1837 CFA Pleasant day. I went to town and first to my House where I was very busily occupied in ... 22 July 1837 CFA A clear pleasant day. I was engaged much as usual, indeed so regularly that it seems hardly ... 23 July 1837 CFA Pleasant day with a slight but refreshing shower. I passed my morning in copying the letter ... 24 July 1837 CFA A fine day. I remained at home and passed it as I do most of my time between my house and my ... 25 July 1837 CFA A fine day. I went to town, and first with Mr. Hayford to the House in Hancock Street to ... 26 July 1837 CFA Day fine. I passed it much as usual. Read about seventy lines of Homer, and spent some time ... 27 July 1837 CFA Morning fine. My father went to town and it had been my intention to have accompanied him, ... 28 July 1837 CFA Warm. I went to town with my Wife. Occupied a little in Accounts but not much and found I ... 29 July 1837 CFA The day was cloudy with a north east wind and occasionally a drizzle. I much feared that a ... 30 July 1837 CFA Morning cloudy and it looked like rain but it cleared with only a trifling shower. I was ... 31 July 1837 CFA Cloudy day with occasional heavy showers. I remained at home and passed my time much as ...

August

13 December 1835 — 31 August 1837 CFA No. 9 Diary ... 1 August 1837 CFA Went to town this morning. Received a letter from Mr. Hallett by which he makes it a matter ... 2 August 1837 CFA My day was taken up much as usual. I laid out some work for the men at home and then went to ... 3 August 1837 CFA Arose very early this morning for the purpose of going by invitation with my father to ... 4 August 1837 CFA A fine cool Northwest wind this morning which gave us a clear sky and a very different ... 5 August 1837 CFA Fine day with a cool, Northwesterly breeze. I remained at home and after my usual tour round ... 6 August 1837 CFA Morning very clear and bright with a cool wind to reduce the heat. I finished the first ... 7 August 1837 CFA I went to town this morning although it was not my usual day. The clouds came up rapidly and ... 8 August 1837 CFA I changed my day for going to town principally on account of the intention to commence some ... 9 August 1837 CFA Morning at home. The men were at work shovelling and ploughing down this morning until noon, ... 10 August 1837 CFA I went to town this morning having received a letter from Mr. Hallett upon the subject of Mr.... 11 August 1837 CFA We have had cold Easterly winds prevailing for some time and occasional mists. I remained at ... 12 August 1837 CFA Notwithstanding the cloudy and threatening appearance of the weather I went to town today ... 13 August 1837 CFA Morning cold and cloudy. The Easterly winds for a few days have chilled the air. I passed an ... 14 August 1837 CFA There was little of importance for me to record this day. The cold and east wind was much as ... 15 August 1837 CFA My Wife requested me to drive to Mrs. Seaver’s, in order that she might be left there to ... 16 August 1837 CFA I remained at home today, and having paid my usual visits to the house and to the road and ... 17 August 1837 CFA The day damp with fog, but it cleared away at night and a beautiful moonlight evening. I ... 18 August 1837 CFA I am this day thirty years old. Half of the ordinary period of man’s life is gone, and I am ... 19 August 1837 CFA Morning clear after a warm fog, which portended a hot day, but the wind came to the eastward ... 20 August 1837 CFA Morning clear but quite cool, the easterly winds prevailing very much. I spent some time in ... 21 August 1837 CFA I had designed to spend a very busy day of it in writing, but, such is the vanity of human ... 22 August 1837 CFA A wet, drizzly morning. I went to town and was occupied much as usual. Accounts, and various ... 23 August 1837 CFA Morning clear and cool. I went to the House with a view to meet the surveyor who was coming ... 24 August 1837 CFA I went to town this morning, accompanied by my father. Engaged in accounts and devising ... 25 August 1837 CFA I remained out of town today in consequence of going yesterday. The surveyor came out again ... 26 August 1837 CFA I was at home all day and occupied in working a great part of the time in assistance to Kirk ... 27 August 1837 CFA The morning was very sultry with clouds but it cleared with a brief shower and became very ... 28 August 1837 CFA Morning clear with a high wind from the Northwest and cool. I have very little account to ... 29 August 1837 CFA Morning much as yesterday. My father accompanied me to town on his road to Washington, to ... 30 August 1837 CFA The morning hot and damp, with showers, but after dinner the wind changed to the Eastward ... 31 August 1837 CFA Morning cool and windy. I went to town and was occupied at my Office most of my time in ...

September

1 September 1837 — 31 December 1838 CFA No. 10. Diary1 September 183731 December 1838. ... 1 September 1837 CFA I begin upon a new volume of my Diary. An occasion which is fitting for a little reflection ... 2 September 1837 CFA Town today instead of yesterday. My Wife went with me as far as her friend’s Mrs. Seaver’s ... 3 September 1837 CFA Day clear. I occupied myself this morning in writing a second number upon Texas in comment ... 4 September 1837 CFA A clear beautiful day of an Autumn climate. I was at the house again today somewhat, as I am ... 5 September 1837 CFA I went to town. Very fine day. At the Office, engaged in accounts. Visits from Mr. Walsh and ... 6 September 1837 CFA A beautiful day. I remained at home, part of my time superintending the work and part ... 7 September 1837 CFA The weather we now have is remarkably fine. I remained at home all day engaged in pretty ... 8 September 1837 CFA My time was very much engrossed in directing the work upon my grounds which went on today ... 9 September 1837 CFA Day clear and warm. I went to town. Engaged in accounts and commissions, interrupted only by ... 10 September 1837 CFA A very fine day and growing warmer thus balancing the average of heat of Summer. I felt ... 11 September 1837 CFA A very sultry day with the wind at the South and altogether disagreeable. I remained at home ... 12 September 1837 CFA The day was bright but the wind had come round from the north and gave us a very different ... 13 September 1837 CFA I went to town this morning and the cold north wind reminded me of the approach of Autumn ... 14 September 1837 CFA A clear fine day. I was at home spending my time in much the usual way. The town was quite ... 15 September 1837 CFA Clear and cold. This was my day for going to town but I was unable to do so as my Gig needed ... 16 September 1837 CFA Went to town today instead of yesterday, but much incommoded by dust. Saturday is the worst ... 17 September 1837 CFA The morning was warmer than it has been for some days but the wind still holds to the ... 18 September 1837 CFA A heavy fog in the morning with mist but no rain. I was at the House a good deal where they ... 19 September 1837 CFA Cloudy with drops of rain, but it cleared afterwards. I went to town. Time taken up very ... 20 September 1837 CFA Fine morning. I was not very usefully employed, although not at my house as much as common. ... 21 September 1837 CFA A succession of cold and clear days with the wind prevailing from the East and North. I was ... 22 September 1837 CFA On this day my eldest boy is four years old. As yet he shows little beyond the wants of ... 23 September 1837 CFA A very high wind from the northward prevailed all day with a clear sky, and much dust from ... 24 September 1837 CFA My morning fled from me very rapidly, partly perhaps because I got up late, and partly from ... 25 September 1837 CFA Singularly clear the sky remains. No sign of moisture to revive the earth. On some accounts ... 26 September 1837 CFA I went into town this morning. My time much taken up, first in a visit to the Athenaeum ... 27 September 1837 CFA Went to town again today, wind warmer and cloudy. I was at the house and from thence to see ... 28 September 1837 CFA I was at home much of the day, occasionally taking a trip up the hill to observe the ... 29 September 1837 CFA The Easterly wind was sharp this morning as I rode into town. My time divided between the ... 30 September 1837 CFA Morning cloudy and cold which ended towards evening in rain. This is very much needed every ...

October

1 September 1837 — 31 December 1838 CFA No. 10. Diary1 September 183731 December 1838. ... 1 October 1837 CFA The day was clear and pleasant. The morning hour is now so short as to make it difficult for ... 2 October 1837 CFA A lovely day as I ever knew at this season of the year. I did not spend it very usefully for ... 3 October 1837 CFA Morning pleasant but cool. I went to town and found myself much enveloped in business. ... 4 October 1837 CFA A cold morning. I went to town in the Carriage with my Wife and Mrs. J. Adams, with the ... 5 October 1837 CFA The day was fine and a little dampness which finished in a gentle rain was productive of no ... 6 October 1837 CFA Rather cold again. I went to town and was employed very uninterruptedly all my time. Went ... 7 October 1837 CFA Spent the day at home, part of it in giving general directions respecting the disposal of ... 8 October 1837 CFA A fine day although cool. Morning I hear the children read a portion of the bible which ... 9 October 1837 CFA I have not much of an account to give of this day inasmuch as no labourer ever worked harder ... 10 October 1837 CFA My day for going to town. Occupied as usual. Walked up to see the Tenant in Tremont Street, ... 11 October 1837 CFA A very mild, pleasant day and even warm. I passed some time upon my piece of work which goes ... 12 October 1837 CFA A mild day though cloudy with drops of rain. I went to town although not my regular day. My ... 13 October 1837 CFA The rain prevented my going to town as I had intended. I improved the time in writing until ... 14 October 1837 CFA I went to town this morning and occupied myself very much in superintending the work doing ... 15 October 1837 CFA Morning clear. I attended divine service and heard Mr. Lunt preach from Ephesians 4. 24. ... 16 October 1837 CFA This was a warm and pleasant day very different from the Autumn weather of this latitude ... 17 October 1837 CFA A clear and absolutely hot day reminding one of July in October. I went to town where my ... 18 October 1837 CFA At home this day, pursuing pretty steadily the raking off which must be done as soon as ... 19 October 1837 CFA Morning I went to town, and as usual followed the round. The variety today was the sale by ... 20 October 1837 CFA A light rain but not enough to wet any thing. A drizzle continuing with occasional showers. ... 21 October 1837 CFA My youngest boy Charles has been so unwell for some days as to be under the management of Dr.... 22 October 1837 CFA A fine day. I attended divine service and heard Mr. Brooks of Hingham. Text in the morning ... 23 October 1837 CFA The day was an extraordinary one for so advanced a period of the year. I was occupied in ... 24 October 1837 CFA This was more than a warm, it was a Summer’s day. I went to town, where I find things ... 25 October 1837 CFA It rained in the morning and was drizzling more or less all day. I passed some time at home ... 26 October 1837 CFA That I made out in my first formal attempt before an audience with a written paper was very ... 27 October 1837 CFA The misty, drizzling weather continues. I passed most of the day at home amusing myself with ... 28 October 1837 CFA I went to town in the morning. Went to my house to attend to the preparations for returning. ... 29 October 1837 CFA The wind was so high from the North east as to present no very favorable prospect for the ... 30 October 1837 CFA The day was cold and stormy. I was engaged in directing the setting of the rest of the fence ... 31 October 1837 CFA A better day although still a high wind from the North. I walked up into the town for the ...

November

1 September 1837 — 31 December 1838 CFA No. 10. Diary1 September 183731 December 1838. ... 1 November 1837 CFA There is always something slightly disagreeable in moving from place to place, an alteration ... 2 November 1837 CFA Fine day. I was engaged in various little matters proper to be arranged before departure and ... 3 November 1837 CFA A fine clear day. I went to the Office and kept steadily at work rubbing off the ... 4 November 1837 CFA A very lovely day. I took a walk in town to transact a little business at the Bank and then ... 5 November 1837 CFA Heavy rain from the South in the morning which ceased and by degrees it cleared away. I ... 6 November 1837 CFA The day was clear but a high wind. The remarkable part of this season appears to me to have ... 7 November 1837 CFA Morning cloudy with occasional showers of rain. I went to the Office and sat down very ... 8 November 1837 CFA Clear and much colder than it has been. I went out of town to Quincy. Very dreary it looked ... 9 November 1837 CFA Weather unequal. I called at Hancock Street to see the new Tenants who require much repair ... 10 November 1837 CFA The morning being fine, I thought I would take advantage of it and ride to Quincy. The ... 11 November 1837 CFA My Wife found herself quite unwell this morning and was confined to her room most of the day.... 12 November 1837 CFA Morning cloudy with a little rain, but it cleared away. My Wife seemed very unwell and was ... 13 November 1837 CFA A fine day. My Wife was not much better this morning and my child Louisa was suffering from ... 14 November 1837 CFA Cloudy and it began to snow early and continued with little intermission all day. I went to ... 15 November 1837 CFA A bright, beautiful day which but for the snow on the ground would have appeared autumnlike. ... 16 November 1837 CFA Morning clear and mild. I went to the Office and finished the draft of the accounts of Mr. ... 17 November 1837 CFA Mild morning but the streets are yet full of ice which prevented my being able to go to ... 18 November 1837 CFA Mild weather. The snow is rapidly disappearing under the present atmosphere, but I did not ... 19 November 1837 CFA Morning cloudy with light showers but it afterwards cleared away. I was occupied for an hour ... 20 November 1837 CFA A very mild pleasant day more like September than this month. I took the opportunity to go ... 21 November 1837 CFA A most extraordinary day for the season even finer than that yesterday. I went to the Office ... 22 November 1837 CFA Fog and rain. Upon the whole a very disagreeable day. I passed my time at the Office in ... 23 November 1837 CFA This is one of those days which I am obliged to record as almost a blank in my existence. I ... 24 November 1837 CFA Awoke this morning well. At the Office where I continued my attention to this little sketch ... 25 November 1837 CFA The morning was dark and the snow fell thick and fast, it being something very like a storm. ... 26 November 1837 CFA A clear, mild day with a bracing air. Afternoon an hour whiled away in the Correspondance ... 27 November 1837 CFA Morning pleasant but cold. I went to the Office as usual, and intending to do much did ... 28 November 1837 CFA My daily life has so much of monotony in it again in town that I hardly feel it worthwhile ... 29 November 1837 CFA Mild and wet day. I went to the Office where I was engaged very much in Accounts. Paid off a ... 30 November 1837 CFA This was the day appointed according to established custom among us for the annual ...

December

1 September 1837 — 31 December 1838 CFA No. 10. Diary1 September 183731 December 1838. ... 1 December 1837 CFA The weather continues mild. I hung over my coins longer than was quite proper, then to the ... 2 December 1837 CFA The day was cloudy and damp as has been the case for the most part with the weather we have ... 3 December 1837 CFA A very mild day. I went to Meeting after devoting an hour to coins nearly all of which I ... 4 December 1837 CFA Day mild with clouds. I went to the Office where I passed my time as usual. The Morning Post ... 5 December 1837 CFA Fine clear day. Office. Accounts and reading a part of Sismondi’s Political Economy which ... 6 December 1837 CFA The days are cold and clear but very fine for the season. I go to the Office and having now ... 7 December 1837 CFA This morning was remarkably cut up. I first attended an auction at which I was desirous of ... 8 December 1837 CFA We have fine, clear weather now. I went to the Office and upon some commissions, then went ... 9 December 1837 CFA I carried down today my last Sheet to the publisher who has not as yet given me a single ... 10 December 1837 CFA Snowy day. After a little reading of coins, I attended divine service and heard Mr. ... 11 December 1837 CFA Cloudy with a gently falling snow. I went to the Office where I was occupied with accounts. ... 12 December 1837 CFA Fine day. The snow has fallen very level and the country makes a very fine winter appearance.... 13 December 1837 CFA Clear day but cold. I generally spend an hour of my morning in making a catalogue of my new ... 14 December 1837 CFA A cold morning. I pass an hour usually in making out a catalogue of my coins and then out to ... 15 December 1837 CFA Cold this morning. I went out at my usual hour and after a good deal of delay to set the ... 16 December 1837 CFA After an hour taken up at Market I had not much time to spend at the Office. I nevertheless ... 17 December 1837 CFA Morning cloudy with a cool, snowy feeling air. I spent some time upon my Roman coins and ... 18 December 1837 CFA Morning colder and a change in the temperature so as to bring on heavy rain. I remained at ... 19 December 1837 CFA The weather changed last night and it was moderately cold today. I am fretted about my ... 20 December 1837 CFA Colder day. I went to the Office. Again disappointed in my proof sheet which I ought to have ... 21 December 1837 CFA A very sharp morning. The cold this year sets in early. I went to the Office where I was ... 22 December 1837 CFA Very cold for the season. I went to the Office. Carried to the publisher my last revised ... 23 December 1837 CFA The cold yielded this morning and we had a very fine day. I went to the Office but did not ... 24 December 1837 CFA Morning cloudy with an appearance of snow. Attended divine service and heard Mr. Frothingham ... 25 December 1837 CFA A very mild, lovely day for Christmas day. I went to the Office where however I cannot say ... 26 December 1837 CFA Morning cold. I went to the Office as usual and from thence to the publisher’s where I ... 27 December 1837 CFA Mild day. I went to the Office early for the purpose of meeting Mr. Stanwood, Mr. Beebe and ... 28 December 1837 CFA I went to the Office this morning but remained in it a very short time being attracted to be ... 29 December 1837 CFA A lovely day. Our weather for a few days past is remarkable for this climate. I went to the ... 30 December 1837 CFA Delightful weather for the season. I went to the Office where I had calls from T. Adams Jr. ... 31 December 1837 CFA A mild day gradually clouding up. I attended divine service and heard Mr. Frothingham preach ...