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Browsing: Diary of Charles Francis Adams, Volume 2

Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0003-0001-0019

Author: CFA
Date: 1827-01-19

Friday. January 19th.

I went to the Supreme Court today, and heard a most powerful argument by Mr. Webster on the Insolvent law case. I have seldom known him more interesting. His manner was good and his argument was convincing.1 In the evening after one of our usual dinners, I went to the concert of the Miss Gillinghams and was much pleased.2
1. In D/CFA/1, CFA mentions also hearing Edward Livingston and William Sampson.
2. Emma and Louisa Gillingham, daughters of a New York orchestra leader, were concert singers who specialized in English and Italian music (Odell, Annals N.Y. Stage, 3:33, 291). Abigail B. Brooks was also present at the concert (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, 2014.