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Browsing: Diary of Charles Francis Adams, Volume 2


Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0005-0008-0005

Author: CFA
Date: 1829-08-05

Wednesday. 5th.

Morning to town. Occupied a little at the commencement of the day but afterwards my friend Richardson called in and I talked over things with him pretty fully. He comes to see me seldom so that I am glad to have him kill a morning sometimes. Mr. Alden Bradford called in consequence of a letter which I wrote to him some days since to make a settlement about the rent of a pew belonging to my father in Brattle Square. Having no money to give me, he gave a promissory Note. I have some prospect of getting this money now, which was near proving a bad debt. Much money has been lost by George’s total neglect of books and accounts, and I can only pick up here and there a straggling debt which is going on merely by sufferance. At one I went to see Abby who was at the House, staid a little while and returned. Afternoon, George’s papers until five when I rode with Abby to Medford. Mrs. Brooks very sick. Dr. Davis1 and Miss Catherine Dexter there. Evening quiet.
1. Possibly Dr. Edward G. Davis, who lived at 101 Washington Street (Boston Directory, 1829–1830).
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/