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Browsing: Diary of Charles Francis Adams, Volume 2

Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0003-0005-0014

Author: CFA
Date: 1827-05-14

Monday. May 14th.

Employed much as usual. I commenced another volume of my Copy of the Executive Record, making the third and probably the last which I shall accomplish during my stay here. Not finishing as I had intended in consequence of the abridgment of my stay. I received a letter from Abby.1 During the two past days I have been reading Vivian Grey and finished it to day instead of reading Law. At least I found it impossible to do so. The book strikes me as of very considerable merit. Not being able to fix upon any thing in the way of study after it, I went to fish.2
1. Missing.
2. CFA also read Hawkesworth’s Voyages. He spent the evening with the ladies of the family (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.