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Browsing: Diary of Charles Francis Adams, Volume 2


Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0005-0007-0021

Author: CFA
Date: 1829-07-21

Tuesday 21st.

Morning to town. Occupied first in going to Hancock Street to see about the sale of Mr. Welsh’s property. Finding nothing there, I went to another sale of certain furniture in Chesnut Street and there made a purchase for Quincy. This took up much of the morning. I forgot to say that I drove Abby Adams to town, a fact not in itself of much importance. On my return to my Office, I passed a good hour in making a settlement with Daniel Hollis, one of the tenants of my father’s houses. His account has been moving on ever since the year 1824 and exceeds in amount six hundred dollars while our Account against him for the same time exceeds that. I struck the balance and took his Note for the amount over. The afternoon was passed lazily as I was fatigued, excepting that I went to get my Astral Lamp1 and in order to be sure of it’s safety I carried the Glass myself. This was not elegant but I have become careless of those appearances. The same thing gave me a good deal of trouble on my way to Quincy but I at last reached there safe. Evening with my father. Conversation upon the state of property in Boston.
1. A lamp burning oil in a flattened ring, so contrived that uninterrupted light is thrown upon the table below it (OED).
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/