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Browsing: Diary of Charles Francis Adams, Volume 2


Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0005-0001-0022

Author: CFA
Date: 1829-01-22

Thursday. 22nd.

Morning at the Office, reading the Massachusetts Reports and the third Volume of Kent’s Commentaries. I also took an opportunity to look into Austin’s Life of Gerry and read a few pages upon the old party times.1 Afternoon, read over Adam Smith’s masterly Chapter upon Stock. Evening, Mr. Boswell. My time now passes very pleasantly in regular and constant attention to very interesting subjects, my spirits generally good, and presenting on the whole a powerful contrast to my condition last year, proving to me that my course has been the correct one.
1. CFA’s copy of James Trecothick Austin, The Life of Elbridge Gerry, 2 vols., Boston, 1828–1829, is in the Stone Library.
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/