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Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0005-0005-0016

Author: CFA
Date: 1829-05-16

Saturday. 16th.

Morning at the Office, weather cloudy and chilly. No letters from home. I wrote a short one to my Father strongly urging him to come on.1 I think it is very necessary and essential. Read a little of the Jurist, a law publication which has lately come out and which I mentioned some days ago. Went to Medford with Mr. Brooks. It rained heavily all afternoon. I unwarily became engaged in a conversation with Abby and suffered my temper to go farther than usual which pained me exceedingly. But repentance is a very poor business unless it lead to amendment. Evening passed very pleasantly.
1. Since GWA, who had acted as JQA’s agent in Boston, had left his papers and financial affairs in great disorder, CFA wrote his father: “I would submit the { 378 } expediency of your coming as soon as you feel able so to do, in order to take into your own hands again the direction of your affairs” (CFA to JQA, 16 May 1829, 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/