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Browsing: Diary of Charles Francis Adams, Volume 2


Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0005-0006-0024

Author: CFA
Date: 1829-06-24

Wednesday 24th.

Morning, rode to town. Engaged busily all the morning in business belonging to my father’s estate or my brother’s affairs, so that I can hardly be said to have had any for my own. The larger part of the time was occupied in going to the various tenants and making inquiries in regard to the state of the rents. I find them all sadly backward. George, poor fellow, was not fit for the situation, he understood little of business and was not pleased with that. Money was to him, an article which was useful in life without his ever knowing how he might obtain it. His qualities which made him so agreeable a companion, were the ones which incapacitated him for the purposes of active life. In the afternoon, I went to No. 47 Chesnut Street to look at some Furniture which was to be sold tomorrow, some of which is wanted at Quincy. John came to town for the like purpose and I met him at my Office just as it was time for me to go to Medford. Rode to Medford and found Abby as usual. Afternoon and evening agreeable though I was exceedingly fatigued. Mrs. Brooks looks badly.
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.
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