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Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0002-0014-0021

Author: CFA
Date: 1826-12-21

Thursday 21st.1

A ball and Supper at Mr. Vaughan’s. I don’t know what got into me but I resolved to stay it out. And it was near twelve o’clock before I came home. Not that the ball was very extraordinarily agreeable but that I was in the whim. Saw Wyer. Have I mentioned him before? What a queer genial Paul Pry in real life. A most diverting animal when one is entirely at leisure to hear him. But sometimes a little of a bore. Not so this night however.2
1. In the morning CFA read Voltaire and Spenser and visited T. Clay, probably Thomas H. Clay, son of the Secretary of State (D/CFA/1).
2. Edward Wyer was noted for his love of gossip (E. F. Ellet, The Court Circles of the Republic, Hartford, 1869, p. 129).
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,
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