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Browsing: Diary of Charles Francis Adams, Volume 2

Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0002-0014-0015

Author: CFA
Date: 1826-12-15

Friday. 15th.1

A large dinner at home of Members of Congress. Principally men of our side. Col. Mercer of Virginia, a wavering and weak man, sat next to me.2 He had very little to say. The dinner was on the whole neither agreeable nor dull.
1. From D/CFA/5. CFA spent the day working on the Executive Record, reading Spenser, walking, and taking a ride with his mother (D/CFA/1).
2. The Adams side was the National Republican; Congressman Mercer became a Democrat. The words "and weak" in this sentence were underlined and enclosed in parentheses at a later (perhaps not much later) reading by CFA, who at the same time wrote in the margin: “No.”
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.