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Browsing: Diary of Charles Francis Adams, Volume 2

Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0003-0002-0009

Author: CFA
Date: 1827-02-09

Friday. 9th.1

A dinner to the Court of the United States. Judges and Lawyers talking together. I sat next to Mr. Hoffman.2 John’s classmate Dunbar3 was one of the company. How different his tone is from what it was at Cambridge. In the evening, I went to Gen. Brown’s. The party was dreadfully crowded, and I was extremely dull, for my ladies were not there. And all the rest was barrenness. Returned home late and tired to death.
1. Unwell, CFA spent the morning at home, reading Voltaire (D/CFA/1).
2. Presumably David Hoffman (1784–1854), who since 1816 had been professor of law in the University of Maryland (DAB).
3. Robert Thomas Dunbar, of Natchez, Miss. (Harvard Annual Cat., 1822).
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.