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Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0005-0006-0025

Author: CFA
Date: 1829-06-25

Thursday. 25th.

Morning, return to town. Attended the Sale of the Furniture of [Messrs.?] Clark and Dunn and purchased some things which were bargains, others not so much so, the usual luck at Auctions.1 This and the arrangements necessary to remove them took me all the morning and a portion of the afternoon. The rest was occupied in making up agency accounts, and my administration papers. The trial of the case of Farnum vs Brooks concluded today and peace and order will be again restored to the good city of Boston.2 Returned to Quincy and passed the evening in conversation with my father, principally the Controversy3 upon which he still feels sore.
1. Coolidge & Haskell, auctioneers, announced an assignee’s sale of “Genteel Furniture” at 47 Chesnut Street, the home of John Clark, a dry goods mer• { 395 } chant (Boston Daily Advertiser, 25 June 1829; Boston Directory, 1829–1830).
2. See entry for 16 June, and note, above.
3. JQA’s disagreement with the “thirteen confederates.” See entries for 7 and 25 Feb., above.
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, 2018.