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Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0004-0005-0011

Author: CFA
Date: 1828-05-11

Sunday 11th.

Morning, somewhat better, but felt still a little feverish. This did not prevent my going to Medford this morning although far from absolutely sure whether it was the better course. My head ached at intervals although before evening the pain left my eyes where it had somewhat troubled me. But my throat and gums were in a proportionately inflamed condition.1 It is evident that I could not feel in a perfectly agreeable condition or in a suitable one as a lover, and so I wished myself away very sincerely. Had I stayed away however, I should have worried Mrs. Brooks and Abby much more. As it was, the latter nursed me kindly. Henry Dalton came out here but I did not see him.
1. CFA wrote his mother that he had “what the physicians call canker—a thing { 237 } which I never had before, which came out upon my lips and tongue in great abundance and corrupted all the flesh in the interior of my mouth” (CFA to LCA, 31 May 1828 , Adams Papers).
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2014.
http://www.masshist.org/apde2/