A lady dinner. The only one for the season. Principally young people. Miss Brooks,
Miss Selden, Miss Tayloe,1 Miss Roberdeaus,2 Miss Pleasonton, and Mrs. Everett. It was a pretty pleasant affair considering all
things. The family of course.3
1. Presumably the daughter of John Tayloe, of Virginia and Washington.
2. Mary and Selina Roberdeau, daughters of Col. Isaac Roberdeau.
3. Daniel Pope Cook, the Illinois lame-duck Congressman, also attended the party (D/CFA/1).
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, 2015.