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January

1 September 1837 — 31 December 1838 CFA No. 10. Diary1 September 183731 December 1838. ... 1 January 1838 CFA The morning was cloudy but without rain. I felt as I have of late inclined upon the occasion ... 2 January 1838 CFA Extraordinary weather. The air is as mild as in the month of October. I went to Market and ... 3 January 1838 CFA This weather has continued, growing if any thing better and better every day. Today was ... 4 January 1838 CFA A cloudy morning and disagreeably damp day but it still continues extremely mild. I went to ... 5 January 1838 CFA I had a bad night and my cold still continues to trouble me. This morning there was a ... 6 January 1838 CFA A fine day. Weather continues extraordinarily mild. I went to the Office where I was much ... 7 January 1838 CFA Morning mild. A few more such days and vegetation will begin. I attended divine Service and ... 8 January 1838 CFA Wet and cloudy but still mild. I went to the Office where I sat down to work upon my ... 9 January 1838 CFA Morning cloudy, but mild. I went to the Office as usual but had little time to do much at my ... 10 January 1838 CFA A fine clear but quite a sharp day. We feel cold more from it’s long cessation. I went to ... 11 January 1838 CFA Milder but still cool. My Wife went to Medford today to see Mrs. Angier and returned to ... 12 January 1838 CFA A very fine day. I went to the Office and found the town in much trouble and consternation ... 13 January 1838 CFA A beautiful day. In all my experience of this climate I never knew such a winter thus far. I ... 14 January 1838 CFA Mild day. We appear to go on without winter extraordinarily. I have gone out daily dressed ... 15 January 1838 CFA A cloudy morning but a beautiful day. I went to the Office, and was occupied in Accounts as ... 16 January 1838 CFA Morning fine. I went to the Office as usual. Time taken up a good deal in drawing Accounts. ... 17 January 1838 CFA Cloudy today but not bad weather. Went to the Office as usual and finished the abstract of ... 18 January 1838 CFA Wet, rainy day. I went to the Office as usual where I got together my papers to send to ... 19 January 1838 CFA Dull and cloudy with rain until evening when it cleared away cold. I went to the Office. Not ... 20 January 1838 CFA I arose feeling much better than I had anticipated after so dissipated a day as yesterday. ... 21 January 1838 CFA Morning cool but cloudy. I passed an hour upon my Medals and then attended divine service. ... 22 January 1838 CFA Morning cold but calm. I awoke with a headach which was a little discouraging. Walk to the ... 23 January 1838 CFA Cool, but on the whole as fine a winter’s day as we have had of it. I received a notice from ... 24 January 1838 CFA A mild day, almost like Summer weather. I went to the Office and had Mr. Walsh who came to ... 25 January 1838 CFA Morning foggy with clouds. I went down first to the Office after Market and a look in at ... 26 January 1838 CFA Morning heavy rain but it cleared away at noon and made one of the fine sunsets which have ... 27 January 1838 CFA Morning mild. Office as usual. Read the article in Mr. Hale’s Paper which is very pretty. It ... 28 January 1838 CFA Morning cool and cloudy with rain. Read some of the North American Review. W. H. Gardiner’s ... 29 January 1838 CFA A strange variation of all kinds of weather until it settled towards night clear and cold. I ... 30 January 1838 CFA Winter has come back upon us again and the more disagreeably for his preceding absence. I ... 31 January 1838 CFA A very cold morning. I went to Market and from thence to the Office. Engaged in drawing up ...

February

1 September 1837 — 31 December 1838 CFA No. 10. Diary1 September 183731 December 1838. ... 1 February 1838 CFA Morning cold but moderating. I went to the Office as usual where I was occupied first in ... 2 February 1838 CFA Morning cool and hazy but it cleared afterwards. I went to the Office but was for the most ... 3 February 1838 CFA Detained at home until rather late by a visit from Mrs. Angier who was anxious to procure ... 4 February 1838 CFA A clear day but cold, the wind from the north and cutting. I continued reading Brumoy’s ... 5 February 1838 CFA A fine clear morning and cold. I went to the Office and from thence attended a Meeting of ... 6 February 1838 CFA Cold morning. I went down to Market and from thence to the Office where I could not stay ... 7 February 1838 CFA Morning cold. I went to the Office as usual and was occupied in writing and Accounts. Began ... 8 February 1838 CFA Weather mild with rain and fog. I went to the Office and was occupied in reading. Received a ... 9 February 1838 CFA Morning cloudy. From Market to Office where I was sitting down to do something when A. H. ... 10 February 1838 CFA Fine clear and mild day. Office where I finished the draft of my Report to the Middlesex ... 11 February 1838 CFA Cloudy day with snow. As the season advances the atmosphere takes more of a chill. Read ... 12 February 1838 CFA Morning fine. I was up early to go upon the Visitation of the College which was fixed this ... 13 February 1838 CFA Morning a dull fog which terminated towards night in rain. John seems much oppressed by a ... 14 February 1838 CFA Morning clear. Office where I was occupied but little. Read some of Sismondi’s Political ... 15 February 1838 CFA Morning cloudy with snow which surprised me. The contending powers of heat and cold begin to ... 16 February 1838 CFA I was roused at three o’clock this morning by my Wife who soon gave indications of the ... 17 February 1838 CFA The day was clear and cold for the season. I found my wife as well as I could reasonably ... 18 February 1838 CFA A cold morning but clear. I began Eckhel’s work upon coins before service and went in to see ... 19 February 1838 CFA My Wife a little better this morning although she has some fever and pain which continue for ... 20 February 1838 CFA My Wife remains pretty much in the same condition with a kind of low fever hanging upon her. ... 21 February 1838 CFA A fine clear day although the weather keeps very cold for the season. Wife remains much the ... 22 February 1838 CFA Morning fine. I found my Wife a little better but recovering very slowly. Office where I was ... 23 February 1838 CFA At last a mild day. I went to Market and thence to the Office. My Wife a little better. ... 24 February 1838 CFA A mild day. I spend an hour every morning after breakfast in the assortment of the coins ... 25 February 1838 CFA Clear day but I think as cold as at any time during the winter which is a little remarkable. ... 26 February 1838 CFA The weather continues extraordinarily cold. I went to the Office as usual where I finished ... 27 February 1838 CFA My Wife was not so well today, having some return of her fever. I went to the Office where I ... 28 February 1838 CFA Morning more mild than it has been. My Wife a little better but still remains in a feeble ...

March

1 September 1837 — 31 December 1838 CFA No. 10. Diary1 September 183731 December 1838. ... 1 March 1838 CFA Morning cloudy with every appearance of preparation for a storm but it cleared afterwards. I ... 2 March 1838 CFA A beautiful morning with some little admonition of the return of a more genial season. My ... 3 March 1838 CFA My Wife was again not so well this morning having had a bad night. She seems rather disposed ... 4 March 1838 CFA Morning very fine. My Wife was more quiet and better today. I am in hopes she will be making ... 5 March 1838 CFA Fine day. Abby had a better night and is now I hope gaining. I went to the Office but did ... 6 March 1838 CFA A very lovely day. Office. My Wife appears really a little better today. Nothing new. I was ... 7 March 1838 CFA Day cloudy with rain and snow. I went to the Office where I was taken up with accounts and ... 8 March 1838 CFA Clouds and fog and snow. Abby continues better and is I hope now really on the mending hand. ... 9 March 1838 CFA Morning mild and cloudy. I went to the Office and my time was taken up in Accounts and in ... 10 March 1838 CFA Morning clear but it clouded, and the mild weather has flooded the streets. Office where I ... 11 March 1838 CFA Fine clear day. Morning passed upon coins excepting a portion spent with my Wife who appears ... 12 March 1838 CFA Fine day. Our weather now begins to have a touch of spring, and the snow is disappearing ... 13 March 1838 CFA A very fine morning, but the weather soon came round to the Eastward wind feeling which is ... 14 March 1838 CFA Our weather now is remarkably pleasant. Clear and cool but not too cold. My Wife now appears ... 15 March 1838 CFA Fine mild day. I went to the Office as usual and was occupied in Accounts &c. Received ... 16 March 1838 CFA Fine weather. Nothing new at Washington. Mr. Webster has been making a speech which his ... 17 March 1838 CFA Fine day although the easterly wind and gathering clouds portend a storm. I went to the ... 18 March 1838 CFA A high Easterly gale all night followed by a pretty heavy fall of snow today. My Wife now ... 19 March 1838 CFA The morning cloudy and moist but it cleared and the streets very soon presented great ... 20 March 1838 CFA Market and so forth which makes a late morning. I felt today anxious about my little girl ... 21 March 1838 CFA Morning cloudy with flakes of snow. I went to the Office where I read Sismondi more ... 22 March 1838 CFA Cloudy, dull weather. I went to the Office and was occupied there for some time. Received ... 23 March 1838 CFA My uneasiness about Louisa much relieved although she still seemed poorly. My Wife better. I ... 24 March 1838 CFA This was one of my dies non. I woke with a slight feeling of ... 25 March 1838 CFA Fine day. I passed an hour upon the coins which go on slowly, then to attend divine Service. ... 26 March 1838 CFA Morning fine. I went to the Office. Letters from Washington. One from my father apparently ... 27 March 1838 CFA Morning clear but it afterwards was cloudy with a very raw wind from the Eastward. I went to ... 28 March 1838 CFA A cloudy, very raw day. I was detained a long while at home by S. Conant the Tenant of the ... 29 March 1838 CFA Morning snow with a cold Easterly wind. Office. The news from Washington is of the passage ... 30 March 1838 CFA Morning cloudy but it cleared pleasantly, though the melting snow made the walking bad. I ... 31 March 1838 CFA A fine clear day. I went to the Office where I was engaged in looking through Mr. Woodbury’s ...

April

1 September 1837 — 31 December 1838 CFA No. 10. Diary1 September 183731 December 1838. ... 1 April 1838 CFA A clear morning with a cold Northwest wind blowing pretty hard. My Wife went out ... 2 April 1838 CFA Morning clear but quite cold. I went to the Office and became very soon engaged in my usual ... 3 April 1838 CFA Our weather begins to grow favourable. Today was pleasant enough. I went to the Office and ... 4 April 1838 CFA Fine day. I went to Market and from thence to Quincy where I had agreed to meet several ... 5 April 1838 CFA A very fine day. The one fixed upon according to custom for the observation of a general ... 6 April 1838 CFA A very lovely day, such as we have here and there in the course of our Spring to relish more ... 7 April 1838 CFA A clear day though a change of wind had taken off the very genial feeling which marked the ... 8 April 1838 CFA A raw cold East wind, but clear until towards evening. I worked upon the coins pretty ... 9 April 1838 CFA A wet morning but it cleared afterwards. I was nevertheless discouraged from going to Quincy ... 10 April 1838 CFA Wet but it cleared. Went to Quincy where it looked full cheerless. The workmen were however ... 11 April 1838 CFA Morning rainy and continued so all day. I went out to make purchases for Quincy and was ... 12 April 1838 CFA Morning clear but cold with Easterly wind. I was occupied much of my time in little details ... 13 April 1838 CFA Morning mild and pleasant but it gradually clouded. I went to the Office and was busied as ... 14 April 1838 CFA A cold day with snow and rain. Disappointed of my visit to Quincy to regulate matters there. ... 15 April 1838 CFA Morning clear but cold with a sharp frost such as we do not often have so late. I spent an ... 16 April 1838 CFA Morning very cold for the season of the year. I felt obliged to go to Quincy but it was one ... 17 April 1838 CFA Mr. Buckingham has not only done what I proposed but he being himself sick, my letter ... 18 April 1838 CFA The second of my letters appeared today and reads so well that I think it will not fail of ... 19 April 1838 CFA My third letter was printed today, that which I think the best. They evidently make some ... 20 April 1838 CFA My fourth and last letter came out today. It is not quite so well written as the rest and is ... 21 April 1838 CFA This morning appears a long communication from Mr. Buckingham endeavouring to weaken the ... 22 April 1838 CFA A lovely day. I attended divine service all day and my wife in the morning for the first ... 23 April 1838 CFA Morning clear but cold. I went to Quincy where I found things under way. My orders have been ... 24 April 1838 CFA Morning passed in attention to affairs at the Office. Brought up my Accounts, arranged Mr. ... 25 April 1838 CFA Day fine. Morning passed in final arrangements. Kirk in town to take with him my horse. ... 26 April 1838 CFA We had a quiet trip and found ourselves at day break fast nearing New York. The day was ... 27 April 1838 CFA Up early this morning and off to Philadelphia in the boat. Travelling between the great ... 28 April 1838 CFA The weather is certainly very superior to our’s, being free from the admixture of chilly ... 29 April 1838 CFA Day fine. After breakfast called upon T. K. Davis and walked with him to the Catholic ... 30 April 1838 CFA Colder. I left Baltimore at nine, and my Wife who is to remain two days longer. I left it ...

May

1 September 1837 — 31 December 1838 CFA No. 10. Diary1 September 183731 December 1838. ... 1 May 1838 CFA Warm. Davis came down according to agreement after breakfast and we went in the carriage ... 2 May 1838 CFA The morning was showery but mild. I went out in the carriage with my father, who on his way ... 3 May 1838 CFA Pleasant day. I rode early with my father to the Capitol and thence down to seventh Street ... 4 May 1838 CFA Rainy day. I passed a large part of last evening as I forgot to state at the Concert of ... 5 May 1838 CFA Weather doubtful, more than half the time showery. T. K. Davis called in the morning and sat ... 6 May 1838 CFA The weather is constantly showery and unpleasant. I went out early this morning to call upon ... 7 May 1838 CFA A continuation of our weather. I walked up to the Capitol after seeing Mr. Pope at home who ... 8 May 1838 CFA Weather cold as usual. I was at home all the morning, particularly as my father returned ... 9 May 1838 CFA Continued cold and raw weather. T. K. Davis came in and sat for an hour talking of his ... 10 May 1838 CFA Cool morning. Mr. Frye came in and asked me to accompany him to see the Mill property of my ... 11 May 1838 CFA A cold but fine, clear day. Occupied in the morning in writing and then accompanied the ... 12 May 1838 CFA A lovely day. I walked up early to the Capitol, calling on my way at Mrs. Latimer’s, to see ... 13 May 1838 CFA My father did not get up from the House until nearly two o’clock this morning and yet the ... 14 May 1838 CFA A fine day but very warm. T. K. Davis called and sat an hour, after which I walked with him ... 15 May 1838 CFA The weather is waxing warmer. I went out early this morning and made a call upon Dr. Thomas ... 16 May 1838 CFA The heat of the Theatre last night made my head ach and I got up with it which made a bad ... 17 May 1838 CFA I felt so much fatigued that I almost determined upon remaining at home all day, but ... 18 May 1838 CFA We had showers in the morning which moderated the heat a little. Mr. Frye called after ... 19 May 1838 CFA A very fine day. I spent it very quietly at home with the exception of a long walk. Read ... 20 May 1838 CFA A fine day. Morning passed in writing Diary. Then to Church at St. John’s. Service performed ... 21 May 1838 CFA Warm, cloudy morning. After writing my Diary, I went up to the House of Representatives, ... 22 May 1838 CFA A very hot, windy morning. I felt so much fatigued as to be very unwilling to undertake any ... 23 May 1838 CFA Very heavy rain with occasional gusts of wind throughout the day, which prevented my going ... 24 May 1838 CFA Morning fine, but much cooler than it has been. After devoting some time to making up Diary, ... 25 May 1838 CFA Morning cloudy with rain and severely cold for the advanced season. I remained at home ... 26 May 1838 CFA Clear and cool. On the whole, a very fine day. After breakfast, I called to see Dr. Huntt ... 27 May 1838 CFA The weather is very certainly far from favorable. Wind and cold and heat each in undue ... 28 May 1838 CFA The weather continues cold, but pleasant to walk about. I felt slightly unwell with symptoms ... 29 May 1838 CFA Morning at home, the weather cool and showery. I finished the arrangements of our departure ... 30 May 1838 CFA The morning was clear and beautiful as we rose with the sun to prepare for our Journey. ... 31 May 1838 CFA I passed a very disturbed and heavy night but yet felt relieved from pain when called up at ...

June

1 September 1837 — 31 December 1838 CFA No. 10. Diary1 September 183731 December 1838. ... 1 June 1838 CFA I slept better than I usually do but yet was up shortly after the sun. Our course had been ... 2 June 1838 CFA Morning cloudy but it cleared away warm. In resuming my usual routine of domestic ... 3 June 1838 CFA Fine day. I was relieved of my headach and turned my attention to my catalogue of coins, but ... 4 June 1838 CFA Fine day, the usual attendant upon Artillery Election. I went down to the Office and was ... 5 June 1838 CFA Heavy rain in the morning, but it cleared before night. I went to the Office and was ... 6 June 1838 CFA Morning pleasant with flying clouds. I went to the Office and from thence walking to ... 7 June 1838 CFA Fine day. I was occupied much of my morning in various duties appertaining to the great ... 8 June 1838 CFA Warm but pleasant day. My morning was passed in the usual way. A great variety of little ... 9 June 1838 CFA Fine day. After walking up to the house at the corner of Tremont Street to see that the ... 10 June 1838 CFA This was a specimen of Summer heat; there not having been last year any day when the ... 11 June 1838 CFA The heat very great. I went down to see how the work in Tremont Street went on, and from ... 12 June 1838 CFA A continuation of this heat which is believed to be almost without example at this season of ... 13 June 1838 CFA Continuation of the heat, notwithstanding the thunder shower of last evening. I went to the ... 14 June 1838 CFA The light of the sun roused me at an unwonted hour and I could not help opening the window ... 15 June 1838 CFA Another warm day. Shortly after breakfast I went to town and finding it difficult to make ... 16 June 1838 CFA Morning warm. I remained at home quietly to enjoy the breeze at the house instead of ... 17 June 1838 CFA Fine day and warm with a thunder shower and light rain before sunset. I occupied myself in ... 18 June 1838 CFA The morning brought with it a great change in the weather, and a brisk wind from the ... 19 June 1838 CFA A cold easterly wind but very clear. I. Hull breakfasted with me and accompanied Mrs. Adams ... 20 June 1838 CFA I went to town again this morning to execute the business which I had failed in getting ... 21 June 1838 CFA Morning clear with a cold Easterly wind. I spent more time than I had intended running over ... 22 June 1838 CFA It was warm today until a thunder shower came and cooled the air. I went to town and was ... 23 June 1838 CFA Day pleasant but cool. I remained at home and enjoyed my occupation much. Having gone down ... 24 June 1838 CFA Warm, cloudy day. I passed my morning very quietly, occupied as usual in papers. I take ... 25 June 1838 CFA A sea fog from the Eastward covered every thing up and prevented my being able to go to town ... 26 June 1838 CFA The day was remarkably fine and clear. I was up early and started to Boston in the carriage ... 27 June 1838 CFA I was up this morning to see the sun rise, a very beautiful sight from this spot as a ... 28 June 1838 CFA Cloudy with showers which continued with increasing force until sunset. I remained at home ... 29 June 1838 CFA Morning fine. I went to town. Engaged all day in Accounts at the Office so that I remained ... 30 June 1838 CFA Cool day with an easterly breeze and fog clouds. I remained at home with the exception of a ...

July

1 September 1837 — 31 December 1838 CFA No. 10. Diary1 September 183731 December 1838. ... 1 July 1838 CFA A cloudy foggy day with much vapour rising from the sea. I passed much time in copying and ... 2 July 1838 CFA Foggy morning with a heavy shower but it afterwards cleared and became very warm. I ... 3 July 1838 CFA Morning, a promise of a very hot day which it was. I accompanied the children to school, and ... 4 July 1838 CFA A very hot day. This is a Summer such as we have not had for several seasons. I went down to ... 5 July 1838 CFA Very warm indeed, perhaps the hottest day yet of this hot season. I rode to Boston however ... 6 July 1838 CFA The air was perfectly clear this morning and cool enough to be very agreeable. I went to ... 7 July 1838 CFA Morning clear and cool, growing warmer however as the day advanced. My Wife wished to go to ... 8 July 1838 CFA A very warm day having however at noon a Slight easterly breeze which checked the excessive ... 9 July 1838 CFA I was up and dressed early this morning for the sake of going to Cambridge through Boston, ... 10 July 1838 CFA The morning threatened great heat but the rising of the east wind furnished us a great ... 11 July 1838 CFA There was a fine wind today, but the heat of the sun was excessive. I walked down with my ... 12 July 1838 CFA Up early enough to watch the sunrise, although it was in a cloud. The scene was ... 13 July 1838 CFA The morning was cloudy with an Easterly wind and rain. I felt unwilling to risk a day in ... 14 July 1838 CFA Pleasant day. I went to town. Occupied as is usual with me in Accounts and in doing ... 15 July 1838 CFA A warm day and cloudy but cleared before sunset. I occupied myself in copying the remainder ... 16 July 1838 CFA A pleasant day. I was occupied most of my morning in finishing the copy of the Fragmentary ... 17 July 1838 CFA Weather fair. I went to town this morning and passed my time in the variety of avocations ... 18 July 1838 CFA A beautiful day. I remained at home and occupied myself pretty steadily with the exception ... 19 July 1838 CFA Fine day. I remained at home all the morning with the exception of a walk down to the ... 20 July 1838 CFA Fine day although the easterly wind made it rather cool, and we had a little rain towards ... 21 July 1838 CFA Morning clear and cool. I went to the Bank, taking the children with me to school. Also a ... 22 July 1838 CFA An agreeable, cool day. I devoted some time to writing on my project which I fear I shall ... 23 July 1838 CFA A very fine day. I passed it for the most part at home, engaged in writing upon my projected ... 24 July 1838 CFA Morning I went to town and was actively occupied in various commissions as usual until ... 25 July 1838 CFA The morning looked very threatening with rain but there was only a little and it cleared ... 26 July 1838 CFA Quite a thunder shower during the night but it was beautifully clear this morning. I did not ... 27 July 1838 CFA Morning clear and very pleasant. I went to town where I was occupied as usual. Accounts and ... 28 July 1838 CFA A turn towards greater heat again today. I remained very quietly at home with the exception ... 29 July 1838 CFA This was a morning of as great heat as any we have had, but we had a tremendous shower at ... 30 July 1838 CFA A very warm day, but the heat was tempered with us by a high wind blowing with violence, ... 31 July 1838 CFA A cool morning. I accompanied my father to Mr. Greenleaf’s Wharf where we took a bath. The ...

August

1 September 1837 — 31 December 1838 CFA No. 10. Diary1 September 183731 December 1838. ... 1 August 1838 CFA Quite cool. I nevertheless accompanied my father to the bath which was pleasant. Morning ... 2 August 1838 CFA Up early and breakfasted below with my father whom I accompanied to Hingham on a fishing ... 3 August 1838 CFA I arose this morning with the kind of warning which precedes a head ach. Nevertheless I went ... 4 August 1838 CFA We have had dry and hot weather for so long that the country begins to show signs of ... 5 August 1838 CFA Warm though hazy and ending in clouds. I read some of Dr. Paley’s Horae Paulinae. Attended ... 6 August 1838 CFA Morning warm but at noon the wind changed and brought with it a very cool and refreshing ... 7 August 1838 CFA Pleasant day. I went to town and was occupied mostly at the Office after going through the ... 8 August 1838 CFA I spent my day at home very quietly, devoting a good deal of the morning to a new draught of ... 9 August 1838 CFA Fine day but it gradually clouded up. I was occupied in the morning pretty industriously ... 10 August 1838 CFA The day cloudy but without rain. I went to town and my time was taken up in Accounts and in ... 11 August 1838 CFA Cloudy but no rain. I sat down to work upon my Review of Grahame. But on the whole I find I ... 12 August 1838 CFA A clear fine day in which the beauty of the landscape again shone out with the greater ... 13 August 1838 CFA The air was clear and it was warm today but not oppressive. I went to town instead of my ... 14 August 1838 CFA Morning cold with an Easterly wind. I remained at home almost all day. Attended the probate ... 15 August 1838 CFA Cool day. After breakfast, walked down to the House to see how Mr. Rowley got along. Found ... 16 August 1838 CFA Cloudy day with occasional showers. I remained at home and occupied myself steadily in ... 17 August 1838 CFA A fine, clear day. I went to town where I was occupied much as usual. Looked into the ... 18 August 1838 CFA On this day I count myself thirty one years old. The change into middle life is now complete ... 19 August 1838 CFA Day clear and cool. Divine Service both parts, and a walk to the Quarries to show the ... 20 August 1838 CFA Clear and cold east wind. At home in study all day. My mother and the rest of the family ... 21 August 1838 CFA Warm and clear. Morning to town. Afternoon taken up by company. Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Brooks ... 22 August 1838 CFA Clear and warm. Two hours devoted to my article, one to a play of Marlowe, The Jew of Malta, ... 23 August 1838 CFA A very warm day. An hour upon my article which I finally conclude to give up as a bad job. ... 24 August 1838 CFA Clear and very warm. Morning in town. Afternoon spent in reading and attending to my trees ... 25 August 1838 CFA A very warm morning which ended in a thunder storm shortly after dinner of unusual violence. ... 26 August 1838 CFA Morning clear but with a cold high wind, a very great change since yesterday. Read an hour ... 27 August 1838 CFA Morning clear but it clouded afterwards and rained steadily in the evening. Day divided into ... 28 August 1838 CFA Morning clear and warm. In town. Afternoon devoted to reading and evening at the Mansion ... 29 August 1838 CFA Clear and cool. I work about an hour upon my trees for the sake of exercise during the cool ... 30 August 1838 CFA Rather warm with a heavy shower in the Afternoon. One hour passed in work, the remainder of ... 31 August 1838 CFA Morning clear and cold. Town accompanied by Miss Julia DeWint. Afternoon taken up with ...

September

1 September 1837 — 31 December 1838 CFA No. 10. Diary1 September 183731 December 1838. ... 1 September 1838 CFA Sultry all day with occasional showers and thunder and lightning throughout. Morning passed ... 2 September 1838 CFA Day clear and cool. Passed as usual. Attendance upon divine service and reading. Evening ... 3 September 1838 CFA Cold and clear. Morning spent almost entirely in working at the garden with Kirk, ... 4 September 1838 CFA Cold East wind in the morning but warmer afterwards. Morning in town, the rest of the day ... 5 September 1838 CFA Clear and warm. Morning work for an hour, then study. Dined at the Mansion and took a drive ... 6 September 1838 CFA Morning fine. To town with my Wife. To Medford to dine, with Mr. Frothingham who took my ... 7 September 1838 CFA Day fine. To town with Mr. Brooks and return. Dine at Gorham Brooks’ and afternoon generally ... 8 September 1838 CFA The day cold. Morning to town. Return to Quincy to dinner and Afternoon spent in reading ... 9 September 1838 CFA Fine day. An hour before service devoted to arrears of my Diary. Then attendance upon divine ... 10 September 1838 CFA Warm and hazy. Morning to town. Afternoon devoted to reading and evening at the Mansion. ... 11 September 1838 CFA Warm and cloudy. Morning to town. Afternoon reading and evening at the Mansion. ... 12 September 1838 CFA Heavy rain with a N. E. Wind which came on to blow very heavily at night. I remained at home ... 13 September 1838 CFA Rain fell heavily but calm in the morning but it cleared at noon. At home all day, reading ... 14 September 1838 CFA Fine day. Morning in town. Afternoon reading and work. Evening, a visit at Mrs. T. B. ... 15 September 1838 CFA Clear day. Morning to town. Afternoon reading and evening at the Mansion as usual. ... 16 September 1838 CFA Clear but cold with an Easterly wind. Day passed in the usual duties and evening at the ... 17 September 1838 CFA Clouds and drizzle from the Eastward. At home all day reading and evening at the Mansion. ... 18 September 1838 CFA A thick heavy drizzle. I went to town notwithstanding and was occupied as usual in the ... 19 September 1838 CFA Weather clear and warm. Morning spent in personal superintendence upon some improvement I ... 20 September 1838 CFA Morning fine. Ride to town. Afternoon, ride also. Evening passed at the Mansion. ... 21 September 1838 CFA Clouds and warm rain. At home all day in study. Evening at the Mansion. ... 22 September 1838 CFA Cloudy and warm. Morning spent in study. Afternoon in riding. My boy John five years old ... 23 September 1838 CFA Day cloudy with occasional heavy showers. Attendance on divine service. Reading. Dinner at ... 24 September 1838 CFA Clear and cold. Morning passed in study. Afternoon in a ride. Evening passed partly at the ... 25 September 1838 CFA Fine day. I went to town accompanied by my father. Afternoon at home. Evening at Mr. ... 26 September 1838 CFA Cloudy day with mist and rain. Morning to town. Dinner and afternoon at the Mansion. ... 27 September 1838 CFA Drizzly morning. Study. Afternoon, spent an hour at the Wharf of Mr. Greenleaf, attempting ... 28 September 1838 CFA Cloudy, damp day. Morning to town. Afternoon at home in reading. Evening at the Mansion. ... 29 September 1838 CFA Cloudy day with heavy rain at times. Morning divided between study and a search after papers ... 30 September 1838 CFA Morning study. Attendance upon divine service all day. Reading in the Afternoon and evening ...

October

1 September 1837 — 31 December 1838 CFA No. 10. Diary1 September 183731 December 1838. ... 1 October 1838 CFA A lovely day, more like June than this month. Morning in part in study and part out. ... 2 October 1838 CFA Fine day. Morning with my father to town. Afternoon, study and in the evening, company at ... 3 October 1838 CFA Day threatening but after a brief shower it cleared. To town with my father and Wife in the ... 4 October 1838 CFA Fine day. At home, an hour spent in fishing. Afternoon ride and evening at the Mansion. ... 5 October 1838 CFA Day very fine. Morning in town. Afternoon at home and evening at the Mansion. ... 6 October 1838 CFA Warm, windy day. Morning passed out of doors. Afternoon at home. Evening at the Mansion. ... 7 October 1838 CFA Heavy rain, clearing away cold. Divine service as usual all day with reading and evening at ... 8 October 1838 CFA A cold morning with the wind from the Eastward. Day spent in town. Evening at the Mansion. ... 9 October 1838 CFA Cold, chilly day. Morning to town. Afternoon at home and also evening. ... 10 October 1838 CFA Stormy day. Time passed at home. ... 11 October 1838 CFA Fine, clear, windy day. Morning passed in study. Afternoon and evening at the Mansion. ... 12 October 1838 CFA Clouds and rain in the latter part of the day. Morning to town. Afternoon spent in fishing. ... 13 October 1838 CFA Day clear and windy, passed at home in occupation of various kinds. I arose this morning an ... 14 October 1838 CFA Mild, clear day. Time divided in the usual manner on this day. Attended divine service all ... 15 October 1838 CFA Rain and fog. Day at home writing and reading. Evening at the Mansion. ... 16 October 1838 CFA Clear day. Morning to town. Afternoon reading, evening at the Mansion. ... 17 October 1838 CFA Fine day. Morning study excepting an hour in fishing. Afternoon, work on my ground. Evening, ... 18 October 1838 CFA Fine day. Morning partly in study and partly out. Afternoon short. Evening at the Mansion. ... 19 October 1838 CFA Clouds and heavy rain. To town in the morning and rather late return. Afternoon and evening ... 20 October 1838 CFA Clear fine day. Passed at home writing and in study. Evening at the Mansion. ... 21 October 1838 CFA Clear day. Attended divine service as usual and the remainder of the day passed in writing ... 22 October 1838 CFA Fine day. Kept much at home by the effect of a severe cold. Evening at a meeting of the ... 23 October 1838 CFA Fine day. Morning spent in town. Afternoon busy planting trees. Evening at the Mansion where ... 24 October 1838 CFA Heavy rain all day. Confined to the house where I worked on my papers. ... 25 October 1838 CFA Fine day. Morning to town. After dinner, superintending trees and evening at the Mansion. ... 26 October 1838 CFA A very fine Autumn day. Occupied by writing and company. Afternoon dinner. Evening at the ... 27 October 1838 CFA Morning promised well but it clouded and finally rained hard with a sharp thunder storm. To ... 28 October 1838 CFA The morning bright but it changed to rain and snow. Attended the services as usual and ... 29 October 1838 CFA Clear and windy. Morning wasted. Afternoon to Boston and return. Evening at the Mansion. ... 30 October 1838 CFA Clear and colder. Morning to town where I was all day not returning until evening. ... 31 October 1838 CFA Clouds and snow. At home all day busy packing up. Dine at the Mansion and spend the evening ...

November

1 September 1837 — 31 December 1838 CFA No. 10. Diary1 September 183731 December 1838. ... 1 November 1838 CFA Weather changed during the night to sharp cold. I went to town. Return to my fathers where I ... 2 November 1838 CFA A very fine day. Devoted to arrangements for the winter and planting. Evening visit. ... 3 November 1838 CFA A lovely autumn day. To town in the morning and in the Afternoon to Weymouth. Evening at ... 4 November 1838 CFA Rain. Attended divine service as usual, and the rest of the time passed at home. ... 5 November 1838 CFA Heavy rain all day. Confined to the house. Nothing material. ... 6 November 1838 CFA Clear. Removed to town. Office, and afternoon at home. ... 7 November 1838 CFA Very pleasant. To Quincy all day. Evening at home. ... 8 November 1838 CFA Another heavy rain. At Office. One hour before dinner devoted to Greek as customary in town. ... 9 November 1838 CFA Clear. Ride to Quincy for the day. Return home to tea and evening to the Theatre. ... 10 November 1838 CFA Cold and clear. At the Office. Athenaeum and home. Evening quiet. ... 11 November 1838 CFA Moderate and clear. Divine service both parts of the day and an evening visit to the ... 12 November 1838 CFA Fine day. General Election. Office. Athenaeum. Afternoon at home. Evening at the Play. ... 13 November 1838 CFA Fine day. Ride to Quincy. Return to dine at Mr. Brooks’. Evening at home. ... 14 November 1838 CFA A beautiful day. Office. After dinner to Quincy. Tea at Mrs. Adams’ and delivered a Lecture. ... 15 November 1838 CFA Heavy rain. To town. Office. Afternoon at home. Nothing new. ... 16 November 1838 CFA Cloudy. Office as usual. Home. Afternoon reading and evening visit to Mr. Frothingham’s. ... 17 November 1838 CFA Day fine. Office with Accounts and visitors. Dine at I. P. Davis’. Evening at home. ... 18 November 1838 CFA Cool day. Attended divine service as usual. Evening at home. ... 19 November 1838 CFA Day pleasant. Morning spent at the sale of South Cove lands. Afternoon at home. Evening, Mr. ... 20 November 1838 CFA Day cloudy. Office as usual. Afternoon and evening at home. ... 21 November 1838 CFA Clear day but cool. Morning to Quincy. Return to dinner. Evening at home. ... 22 November 1838 CFA Cloudy threatening rain. Office. Athenaeum. Afternoon and Evening at home. Mr. Degrand. ... 23 November 1838 CFA Clear and cool. Office. Afternoon at home reading and in the evening to Mrs. Gorham’s. ... 24 November 1838 CFA Day cold. Ride to Quincy. Return to dinner at home with company. Evening, Concert. ... 25 November 1838 CFA Severely cold. Service all day. Reading and evening to see Mr. Brooks. ... 26 November 1838 CFA Cold and clear. Office. Afternoon my father off. Evening quiet at home. ... 27 November 1838 CFA Cold and clear. Usual division of time. Evening, visits. ... 28 November 1838 CFA Milder and clear. Usual division of time. Evening Mr. Brooks and Mr. and Mrs. Frothingham ... 29 November 1838 CFA Clear and mild. Thanksgiving day. Service and evening at Mr. Frothingham’s, family. ... 30 November 1838 CFA Mild and clear. Office, and the usual record. ...

December

1 September 1837 — 31 December 1838 CFA No. 10. Diary1 September 183731 December 1838. ... 1 December 1838 CFA Mild and cloudy. Office, thence to Roxbury. Evening, Concert. ... 2 December 1838 CFA Weather pleasant, divine service all day, time divided as usual. ... 3 December 1838 CFA Cold and clear. Office and regular distribution of time. ... 4 December 1838 CFA Clear. Office. Accounts, division as usual. Evening out. ... 5 December 1838 CFA Cloudy. Office, division as usual. Evening at home. ... 6 December 1838 CFA Clear and pleasant, division as usual. Evening out. Office. ... 7 December 1838 CFA Clear, mild and pleasant, time divided as usual. Evening to Medford to deliver a Lecture. ... 8 December 1838 CFA Fine day, time divided as usual. Evening, Mr. Brooks at home. At the Office nothing new. ... 9 December 1838 CFA Day fine but cold. Services as usual. Evening out. ... 10 December 1838 CFA Fine day though cool. Usual division of time. ... 11 December 1838 CFA Fine day. Usual division of time. ... 12 December 1838 CFA Day fine, distribution as usual, ball in the evening. ... 13 December 1838 CFA Fine weather, usual distribution. Evening at the Theatre. ... 14 December 1838 CFA Fine weather. Distribution as usual omitting Greek. ... 15 December 1838 CFA Fine day. Distribution as usual. Concert in the evening. ... 16 December 1838 CFA Fine day. Services and reading. Evening at home. ... 17 December 1838 CFA Fine day though cold, Distribution as usual. Evening visit. ... 18 December 1838 CFA Clear. Time as usual. Evening to Jamaica Plains to lecture. ... 19 December 1838 CFA Fine day. Distribution as usual. Evening visit. ... 20 December 1838 CFA Mild, pleasant day. Distribution as usual. Evening party. ... 21 December 1838 CFA Fine day. Distribution as usual. Evening at home. ... 22 December 1838 CFA Day fine. Office, dinner at Mr. Brooks’ and evening at Dr. Frothingham’s. ... 23 December 1838 CFA Clouds and snow but cleared off cold. Services as usual. Evening at Governor Everett’s. ... 24 December 1838 CFA Very cold and clear, distribution as usual. Evening at Mr. Brooks’. ... 25 December 1838 CFA Cold but it moderated before night. Distribution as usual. ... 26 December 1838 CFA Pleasant day, distribution as usual. Evening at home. ... 27 December 1838 CFA Pleasant day, usual course, evening visit Mr. Brooks. ... 28 December 1838 CFA Cold and clear. Time divided as usual. Evening at home. ... 29 December 1838 CFA Snow and rain with clouds. Time as usual. Evening at home. ... 30 December 1838 CFA Clear and cold. Usual exercise. Evening out. ... 31 December 1838 CFA Cold and clear. Distribution as usual. Evening Assembly ball. ...