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Author: CFA
Date: 1824-10-28

Thursday. October 28th. VI:45.

Attended Prayers and recitation in Topography, after which I attended Lecture but did not hear the one which I shall note down as that is inserted in my yesterdays journal. From the materials mentioned in the pages of the synopsis concerning Aesop, Maximus Planudes, in the middle of the fourteenth century, collected and compiled the modern fables which go under the name of Aesop. He appears to have been something of a scholar and probably inserted some things entirely his own. The fables were published first in Latin. The editions are mentioned. The third is derived from manuscripts of the Palatine library. He gave us a short account of this library, which in 1623 belonged to the university of Heidelburg; in the 30 years war in Germany it was sent to Rome and made part of the Vatican. It thus gained it’s name as it was sent by the Elector Palatine. When Bonaparte obtained possession of Rome, he sent this to Paris, but upon the restoration [ . . . ] was sent to reclaim them. The university however from whom they were first seized was [ . . . ] in it’s attempts and partly succeeded. They obtained the German manuscripts in compromise. These fables were translated into Latin by Phaedrus. Their authenticity has also been doubted but generally allowed at the present day. It met with the fate of the Greek, was barbarously rendered into prose by Romulus, an author in the 12th century. This Latin version was the first printed. There are two works of Eastern origin so similar in plan to Aesop that a connexion has been supposed. One by Pilpay or Bidpay. There is no ground however for supposing any connexion with the family of Aesop. The other is the work of Locman, but the fables are much too similar not to be derived from each other. At the end of two thousand years, if we judge by analogy from other cases, these could be a corresponding variation, were they not taken from each other. It is on the whole probable that they are a recent Arabic translation of Aesop. This branch has been popular and classical in all modern languages—La Fontaine has written in French without much originality but much sprightliness, L’estrange1 also wrote in the latter part of the seventeenth century, there is more originality in Gay,2 than in any other. Lessing and Gellert3 have both tried this species of poetry in the German language.
{ 428 }
After Lecture I returned home and attempted to write my forensic for this afternoon but I said nearly all that occurred to me in a very few moments. I employed myself the remainder of the morning reading and writing and doing nothing. Indeed I must confess I wasted much time, but whenever I sit down to write a forensic or theme in this way, it invariably causes much loss of time. In the afternoon I was much hurried for time, the subject was “whether the public had any right to inventions” and I was upon the negative. This was so wretched a side to argue upon that I was entirely at fault and my forensic was poor enough. After it was over I spent an hour with Bartlett and Otis and took some Porter with them. Tilden and Sullivan,4 two young men from Boston came in; they are bloods of the first order and sufficiently disgusting. I once thought it would be supreme happiness to be such a man, but I have luckily passed through the furnace unhurt and am now only disgusted at such specimens of thoughtlessness. I am no enemy to personal enjoyment but I oppose rioting or excessive waste of body, mind and wealth.
After Prayers as I could find nobody to accompany me, I went to Boston alone in a chaise, and went to the Theatre. We had tonight Shakespeare’s “Much ado about nothing,” Miss Kelly took the part of Beatrice and Finn of Benedick. They were carried on with much vigour and sprightliness. She played the first Act with so little variation from last Evening’s that I became rather fatigued but she afterwards improved very much and did exceedingly well in the last Act. Finn was quite good but none of the Actors came up to my expectations in the Play and Kilner especially murdered poor old Dogberry, while Brown5 did the same with his companion Verges so that this part of the play, although one of it’s most amusing, was entirely ruined to us. The afterpiece was the opera of Rosina6 in which Miss Kelly sang in that part. Her voice is a very powerful one but there is no sweetness in it, and although she does exceedingly well for pieces in which execution is necessary, there is no expression or tenderness in her singing. Every song was repeated however by the desire of the audience loudly expressed. She looks well in lady characters but as a cottage girl she is very masculine and bold. I returned to Cambridge with my wheel in bad order as I thought. XI:30.
1. Roger L’Estrange (1616–1704).
2. John Gay (1685–1732), the English playwright and poet.
3. Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729–1781), and Christian Fürchtegott Gellert (1715–1769).
4. Young Sullivan was possibly one of George Sullivan’s two sons (JQA, Diary, 29 May 1824).
5. Frederick Brown (Odell, Annals N.Y. Stage, 3:153).
6. A comic opera by Frances (Moore) Brooke.

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Author: CFA
Date: 1824-10-29

Friday. October 29th. VI:30.

Attended Prayers and recitation in Topography. I went down today to see what had been the matter with my Chaise and found that I had brought from Boston an entirely different one and one of very little value. As this matter promised to be of exceeding importance if not soon rectified, I was obliged to send to Boston on purpose for it, which I did, dispatching Cunningham in the old Chaise. I spent the morning as usual reading and writing, although a considerable part of it was wasted in my Expedition to different rooms on this business.
I attended Lecture as usual. Of the three or four succeeding Poets, Stesichorus, Susarion, Ibycus and Theognis, Mr. Everett had nothing to say besides what was put down in the synopsis. The latter indeed a little. He composed poems out of which his maxims are supposed to have been selected. He has one maxim which has been frequently repeated since and is now attributed to a hundred different authors. It has even extended to rude nations, some of whom to exemplify it, weep at the birth of a child and rejoice at it’s death, a universal sentiment which can be charged to no particular age. These maxims are useful as giving historical Light as to the history of the course of Moral Sentiment. Of Phocylides he had nothing more to say. Anacreon, according to the common accounts, was born at Teos in Ionia and fled an attack of the Persians at which time he went to Abdera in Thrace, he went to the court of Polycrates of Samos where he was very well received. Here he remained until he was sent for by Hipparchus, and at his death, returned to Abdera where he died. Many fables concerning his death were invented by the grammarians which are not entitled to any credit. Sixty four odes now extant are attributed to him; the authenticity of them is doubted however, on the grounds stated in the pamphlet. Words and many significations of words however are used which have obtained in a later age. Only some of them have merit. The first edition was by Henry Stephanus in 1554 and contained fifty five odes; afterwards, the others were added. That of the Abbé de la Trappe1 was published in 1639. I have no more to say as far as the synopsis goes. De Pauw2 published an edition in 1732 in which he argues against the authenticity of these odes. This called out an angry reply from d’Orville3—a French writer.
The third edition of Fischer4 is the best. These are the chief editions except Brunck’s.5 Two editions have been printed at Rome which may be called splendid specimens of execution. One called the Bodoni edition, the other published by Spalleti.6 The former is very { 430 } beautiful being printed in Capital letters throughout, it’s critical value is not great however. Moore7 has translated these odes in a manner certainly equal if not superior to the text, an uncommon merit. He does not appear to have been a very thorough scholar in Greek although well versed in the language. He does not follow him in regularity but excels in sweetness.
It is possible that the character of Anacreon has been injured by later writers in a way similar to that of Sappho already related. He is described as highly sensual and his odes breathe that spirit but the odes may have been since made to fit the character drawn at the same time. Thus closed the lecture, the synopsis and my notes of the course in this book. I shall not desist from taking them but I am happy to congratulate myself upon my perseverance which I must confess has once or twice been upon the point of sinking. I have now the pleasure of praising myself deservedly and of knowing that I have not employed my time unprofitably. I have already given an account of my mornings occupation. I today commenced the Rambler8 with a determination to read four Numbers every day. I attended Declamation this afternoon, and heard much very wretched speaking. I had intended to write my Journal this afternoon, but when I came to look for my synopsis in which I take my notes, I found it was left this morning at Dwight[’s]. So I looked over “much ado about nothing” and finished Don Juan. The latter Cantos fall off exceedingly but the third, fourth and fifth are beautiful.
In the Evening, I attended Mr. Ticknor’s Lecture. I regret somewhat that I was obliged to miss a part of his course, particularly his two last, but I could not undertake to bind myself to that hour. He continued tonight what he had to say of Chateaubriand. His literary character, he said, was confined to a period of ten years in which he wrote five works. Atala, which was the first, is a beautiful little thing, but by it he may be charged with insincerity as he was at the time he wrote it an unbeliever in the Christian faith. And if this piece has any value at all, it is [because?] it has for its basis what Chateaubriand at the time did not feel. The story is eminently happy, the development is fortunate and with some extravagance it possesses great force and boldness. Religious feeling is however the great excellence of Atala and it may truly be called a sweet little French work. It is not original but it is no slavish imitation and this is truly no detraction from it’s merit. Some years afterward he became a Christian and composed the Genie du Christianisme. He first intended to print this work in England and it was partly finished when on account of { 431 } his extreme distrust he destroyed the impression. Soon after on his return to France, he again printed an edition and again suppressed it. It finally appeared however in France in 1812 [1802]. It certainly contains in it whatever is necessary to ornament, illustrate and beautify the Romish Church. The first book of this work is not very interesting, the second and third contain an exposition of the effect of religion upon literature and are the most pleasing, the fourth is on external worship. Four of the subjects are thoroughly examined, he scarcely knew many of the poets, certainly he did not comprehend them, such as Dante or Ossian. He is mistaken in his account of the monastic orders but notwithstanding all this, there is great eloquence in many parts and the work is to be placed among the most important in French literature.
He next undertook to write a book on the Martyrs in the middle ages, for Christianity. He accordingly determined to visit the scenes of their sufferings and for that end he went to Greece, Asia Minor and other countries around. He spent here almost two years and the result of this expedition was the “Itineraire” which came out in 1811, a work in which every thing we know of Greece is represented in a new medium. “Les Martyrs” his other work which appeared some time before, is a work with a marked character. It gives the account of the lives of two Christians and their death. The most striking fault is that it is neither poetry nor prose. It is written on a system and principaly treating of saints and demagogues. The misfortune of it is that it is encumbered with history, which ever must fail as it is impossible to succeed in writing where we wish at the same time to stick to facts and indulge in the extravagance of romance. The characters are however finely drawn. The principal merit of the work consists in its fine descriptions of natural scenery in which he is peculiarly happy. This work is not destined to final success. It does not command the distinction it aspires to, and may be considered a failure, notwithstanding the fine delineation of character and beauty of detail, although it combines much originality of talent with force of personal character, and with all this no little extravagance. He has since left off writing and it is still doubtful whether he will obtain high standing with posterity. He will not probably come again before the public, as he says that if his works are to be remembered, he has already written enough, if not, he has written too much. Mr. Ticknor gave some of the class a pretty severe reproof this evening as they were in whispering conversation with each other. I was glad of it, for in my opinion, the persons deserved it. I believe I did it formerly and I { 432 } deserved it. Young men have but one great fault and that is thoughtlessness. They have no definite principles of honour and consequently hurry themselves into an unhandsome action without reflecting in the least what they are about and without even knowing what they do.
I returned home and employed the rest of the Evening in a variety of ways. I have had little or no regular plan in reading since I have been so tied down by Lectures and this Journal, but I shall soon be released from this and then I shall take up another plan. It is fortunate that I have been able to bring in Mr. Ticknor’s course as far as I heard them into this book as in this way they will not be divided. I have just closed with Mr. Everett as his pamphlet gives out which has been a great relief to me, as I shall be hereafter very incorrect in names. As to the merits of these two courses, the first is very good as we receive it. He has gone I think a little into the other extreme, from being too large, he has become too small in his course, but the latter is rather the best recommendation. The latter would perhaps be also a little improved by being cut down, as hitherto we have had little more than dry details and ancient learning but nothing to interest or to amuse. I passed my Evening entirely at home and retired at my common hour. XI.
1. Abbé Armand de Rancé, of La Trappe priory (Sandys, History of Classical Scholarship, 2:297).
2. Jan Cornells de Pauw, a Utrecht scholar (same, 2:454).
3. Jacques Philippe d’Orville (1696–1751), professor at Amsterdam (same).
4. Johann Friedrich Fischer (1726–1799), headmaster at Leipsic (same, 3:14).
5. Richard Francois Philippe Brunck (1729–1803), a classical scholar of Strassburg (same, 2:395).
6. Joseph Spaletti, secretary of the Vatican Library (same, 3:64, 518).
7. Thomas Moore (Harper’s Dict. of Classical Lit., p. 76).
8. A periodical issued by Samuel Johnson, in 208 numbers, from 1749 to 1752 (Oxford Companion to English Lit.).

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Author: CFA
Date: 1824-10-30

Saturday. October 30th. VIII.

Missed Prayers this Morning and scarcely arose in time to pursue the plan I had proposed. I was just in time however, for having been to the President and obtained leave of absence for one night, I took the opportunity of the Stage to Boston. It is the birth day of my Grandfather and he is eighty nine. I consequently determined, if possible, to dine with him on this day. It was out of my power however, for arrived in town, I applied at the Office of the Plymouth Stage and found thirty passengers had obtained seats before me. I consequently despaired and determined to wait with my brother until the time for the Quincy Stage. Having nothing else to do, I took up the papers which are stuffed full of electioneering articles of the { 433 } grossest sort. This is not at all inconsistent with my resolution as I said expressly that I would go no more to the reading room as I misspent much time and only diverted my thoughts to channels very improper. If my father is destined to be President of the United States, I may be glad, but no feelings of mine can alter the result. As I was about to be devoured by Ennui however, I took up the Papers and read them. A late Meeting in Boston has settled the course of the Federalists in this State and there is no doubt about the result here.1 The Crawford papers are making a most tremendous disturbance at present and charge my father with the most extravagant and atrocious crimes. I should be much inclined to prosecute them. When the licence of the press is carried so far as it has been in the present instance, it appears to me highly proper to use some means to prevent it. This however would be called stopping the liberty of the press, and the Lord knows what consequences might ensue. I therefore must bear patiently the most tremendous abuse and know that the poor miserable people who exert their free will are deluded by the noise. My Grandfather lost his second election by means of these calumnies and my father will probably lose the election by the people if he does not that of the House.2
George was at Mr. Cook’s Office3 and I sat talking with him for a very considerable time. He appears to be in pretty moderately good spirits although he does not seem to believe that this election will turn out favourably. He is singular in his feelings as he is ever affected by the breath of the moment. I dined with him at Dr. Welsh’s who it appears has very considerably interested himself in these affairs and who seems very confident of success. He is a singular man but appears well meaning and is certainly honest. I lived in his family two years and although my life was none of the happiest, I always liked him much better than any of the rest of the family. After dinner I went upstairs and amused myself in talking again with George. The Quincy Stage soon came however and we started off for the old town of our ancestors. We arrived uncommonly late and found a room full of company. It appeared that my Grandfather had given quite a dinner—Mr. Marston, George Whitney and others. We found Mrs. Quincy, Susan, Margaret and Josiah, Mr. and Mrs. Greenleaf and one son William.4 After my circuitous address, if I may so call it, I took a chair next to Josiah Quincy and we talked about College matters, and other things quite pleasantly for a little while. He is a lively, good sort of man with abilities sufficient to get along well in the world. I talked much of the Porcellian affair and of the Medical { 434 } Faculty. I also had a little conversation with George Whitney who was full of his usual inevitable complaisance. Mrs. Quincy, very matronly this Evening, and the young ladies I did not approach, an unfortunate barrier has obtained between Miss Margaret and myself, why in heaven’s name I cannot conceive. They all went soon however and we were left with the family which is still larger than usual as Mrs. De Wint has not yet returned. Miss Harriet Welsh is also here as a sort of friend and comforter. They are useful as indefatigable readers and the latter indulging much in “my lady Tongue.” I never could like Mrs. De Wint; she has a good deal of vanity, I think, and much self possession. I do not like her manner of dress. I believe this destroys the charms for if I consider I cannot for the soul of me find any more reasonable objection. She aspires to be a lady of dignity in her manners, and her dress so ill becomes it that I am altogether dissatisfied by the “Je ne scais quoi.” Uncle Thomas very well and very lively, Mrs. A. as usual, the same with the rest, my Grandfather looks better than he did a month ago. He went to bed soon and we could find no more amusing or interesting subject for conversation than the Presidential Election which still rang in our ears. This is the cradle of Politics. XI.
1. Massachusetts Federalists opposed to JQA’s presidential candidacy could not agree upon an opponent. Some supported an unpledged list of Federalist electors; others backed a mixed, but also unpledged slate. Adams electors ran as Republicans. See Shaw Livermore, The Twilight of Federalism, Princeton, 1962, p. 168.
2. CFA like many others expected the presidential election to be thrown into the House of Representatives, as with four candidates it seemed unlikely any one of them could muster a majority in the Electoral College.
3. Presumably the law office of Josiah P. Cook, 14 Old State House (Boston Directory, 1825).
4. John Greenleaf (1763–1848), his wife, the former Lucy Cranch (1767–1846), and their son, William Cranch Greenleaf (1801–1868). See Adams Genealogy.

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Author: CFA
Date: 1824-10-31

Sunday. October 31st. IX.

Arose and sat myself down to spend the day comfortably at home. I had the good fortune to discover yesterday that Mr. Flagg, a well known resident graduate at our good University of Cambridge.1 I therefore immediately made up my mind. It is rather a poor view of life, if we look at the number who have and others who are now toiling through an education at Cambridge, labouring like moles without talent enough to carry them to any distinction, and devoured after remaining here the better part of their lives, consuming their lives in study or in sleep, to obtain at best a miserable parish with perhaps one hundred and fifty dollars a year. Many such exist here { 435 } and many such are toiling through College at the present day to obtain this enviable situation. They are all for the most part able bodied and might have profited society in active labours where mind was not so much in question. I amused myself reading over a variety of numbers of the Adventurer and the Guardian.2 These books were intended to assist the morals of the age and to correct folly and vice. But in my opinion their tendency is bad, at least in some particulars. A large number turn on the seduction and ruin of young women. I think there is much danger in the description and in their effect upon the imagination. I think that it is exposing to young men a view of the weakness of the female sex such as few of them come to the knowledge of until long after they are young. And as to the ill consequences threatened, one misfortune attends them, they are not invariable, hope is left, and hope is the most deceptive phantom in the human heart. [Here follow in the MS more than four lines very heavily inked out, presumably by the diarist.] The fact is, consequences occur very seldom in comparison with the commission of the deed, and it does appear to me according to our existing laws of society that this commission is no crime. I believe God intended the union of the sexes as soon as they became of age to know the passion, our society forbids it until we can support the consequences. This may be singular doctrine and I may hereafter find it false, but I do now firmly believe. I think the present institutions of society are detestable for a young man, but I must confess I see no way of altering them for the better. I think them a perversion of the natural order of things but I cannot discover what the natural order is.
In the afternoon I went and slept for a considerable time. I spent part of the Evening with my Grandfather and heard him for once tell me of some of his cares. My Uncle and Aunt have so little prospect before them after his death, he spoke feelingly, the children also, if he could have done anything for them but it was entirely impossible.3 I tried to console him as much as possible but I think the thing preys upon his mind very much. He is a remarkable man, he has done much for that family, but I am afraid all the assistance he can give will avail little. He has improved this farm very much and I think I can discover a general plan upon which he has gone of late years to assist that family. I am sorry for them and wish a part well. I got into conversation again downstairs upon the Presidential election and other matters with Miss Harriet which did not break up until my Uncle entered and we had varied our topics so much as to fall upon him so that we could say no more. I afterwards had some political { 436 } conversation with him and some on the Medical Faculty with George by which I made him laugh very much. I was surprised tonight to hear my Grandfather speak so severely of Mrs. Clarke. He spoke of her levity in a tone which might even chill her; she certainly is an amazingly unthinking, inconsistent woman. Religious with asperity, virtuous with repulsion and smooth with insincerity. She is a match for Mrs. Adams and had that poor man, her husband, lived, would have made a vixen of a wife. He did not get out of the honey moon however and as it is, poor dear Mr. Clarke and her delightful husband are good terms for her to indulge in. She can love no one hereafter and it is a good way to prove she has loved somebody once. I went to bed pretty early although my afternoon’s nap took away part of my rest. XI.
1. CFA’s sentence is incomplete; doubtless his discovery was that John Flagg, graduate resident in the theological school (Harvard Annual Cat., 1824), was going to preach in Quincy.
2. The Adventurer, 2 vols., London, 1753–1754, by J. Hawkesworth, Samuel Johnson, and others. JQA’s set of The Guardian, 2 vols., London, 1745, is in the Stone Library.
3. Punctuated thus in MS.

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Author: CFA
Date: 1824-11-01

November. 1824. Monday. 1. VIII:30.1

Quincy, arise, breakfast, reading all day, general election for President, my Grandfather, success in this town,2 my Uncle.
1. With the preceding entry D/CFA/4 ends. Entries are resumed here from CFA’s “Index” or epitomized diary (D/CFA/1), his full-length journal for this period being lost. See note on entry for 2 Sept., above, and the description of his MS diaries in the Introduction.
2. The citizens of Quincy voted unanimously for JQA (Bemis, JQA, 2:47).

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Author: CFA
Date: 1824-11-02

2. VIII.

Arise, go to Boston. Stage. My Uncle, Mr. Cook’s Office. George, business, return to Cambridge. Stage. Athenaeum, at home.

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Author: CFA
Date: 1824-11-03

3. VIII.

Arise, continue my name out, employed all day making up my Diary. Evening supper at Willard’s.

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Author: CFA
Date: 1824-11-04

4. VIII.

Name still out, continue upon my Diary. Lecture from Mr. Everett,1 evening spent at home. Entered my name.
1. In his next ten lectures (all recorded by CFA in his Lecture Notebook between { 437 } 3 and 14 November, see Adams Papers, Microfilms, Reel No. 314) Professor Everett discussed the great Greek dramatists, satirists, and historians.

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Author: CFA
Date: 1824-11-05

5. VIII.

Missed Prayers and recitation in Topography. Mr. Everett’s Lecture. Declamation, evening, intention to visit the Theatre, rain detains me. Party at Sheafe’s to Whist and an Oyster Supper.

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Author: CFA
Date: 1824-11-06

6. VIII.

Missed Prayers, remain at Cambridge all day, employed in reading and writing my Diary. Mr. Everett’s Lecture as usual.

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Author: CFA
Date: 1824-11-07

7. VIII.

Missed Prayers, attended Chapel, President Kirkland, Mr. Pierpont,1 finish my large Diary and commence upon my notes.2
1. John Pierpont, Congregational minister of the Hollis Street Church, Boston (Mass. Register, 1824, p. 83).
2. CFA’s lecture notes, which he now wrote up in a separate book. See entry for 21 Oct., and note, above. His “large Diary” was presumably D/CFA/4; see note on entry for 1 Nov., above.

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Author: CFA
Date: 1824-11-08

8. VIII:15.

Missed Prayers and recitation in Topography. Mr. Everett’s Lecture, Mr. Farrar’s and his recitation. Paley, evening attend the Theatre, Carriage, Miss Kelly, She stoops to conquer.

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Author: CFA
Date: 1824-11-09

9. VIII:45.

Prayers, recitation, Topography, review, Mr. Everett, Mr. Farrar, miss in Paley, evening, notes of Mr. Farrar’s lectures.1
1. See entry for 19 Oct., and note, above.

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Author: CFA
Date: 1824-11-10

10. VI:45.

Prayers, recitation, Topography, Mr. Everett, Mr. Farrar, Paley. Evening, reading Corinne1 and supper at Willard’s.
1. By Mme. de Stael. See entry for 25 Oct., above. CFA’s set of her Oeuvres completes, 17 vols. in 9, Paris, 1820–1821, is in the Stone Library.

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Author: CFA
Date: 1824-11-11

11. VIII:30

Missed Prayers and recitation in Topography, writing notes and reading Corinne, no exercises for my division, evening, attend the Theatre with Chapman, Mr. Cooper, The Honey-Moon.1
1. The English actor, Thomas Abthorpe Cooper (1776–1849), was appearing in John Tobin’s play.

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Author: CFA
Date: 1824-11-12

12. VIII:20.

Missed Prayers and the last lesson in Topography and Mathematics, Mr. Everett, writing notes, Declamation, evening, K.S.T.1 meeting, laws. Oyster supper, Sheafe’s until late, Lothrop.
1. Knights of the Square Table.

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Author: CFA
Date: 1824-11-13

13. VIII:45.

Missed Prayers, Mr. Everett closed his course for the season, at Cambridge all day, election, in very low spirits, letters from home received and answered.1
1. CFA’s letters are missing.

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Author: CFA
Date: 1824-11-14

14. VIII.

Missed Prayers, excused from Chapel, reading Corinne and writing notes to Mr. Everett’s lectures.

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Author: CFA
Date: 1824-11-15

15. VII:50.

Missed Prayers, lesson set in Gorham,1 Mr. Farrar and Paley both attended, evening, very industrious, did not retire until late.
1. John Gorham, The Elements of Chemical Science, 2 vols., Boston, 1819.

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Author: CFA
Date: 1824-11-16

16. VI:30.

Prayers, recitation, Chemistry, Astronomy, Paley, Moral Philosophy, evening, Supper at Richardson’s, Lothrop.

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Author: CFA
Date: 1824-11-17

17. VI:45.

Missed Prayers, recitation, Chemistry, Astronomy, Paley, evening, walk, visit to Rundlet, Conversation about Sheafe, Otis’s.

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Author: CFA
Date: 1824-11-18

18. VI:45.

Missed Prayers, recitation, Chemistry. A Theme, day wasted, visits to Bartlett and Chapman, evening, supper at Richardson’s.

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Author: CFA
Date: 1824-11-19

19. VI:30.

Prayers, recitation, Chemistry, Declamation, high spirits. Ride with Otis, Franklin Hotel, Billiards, Brighton, return, to Boston with Sheafe, Theatre, Macbeth.

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Author: CFA
Date: 1824-11-20

20. VIII:30.

Missed Prayers, at home all day, reflection, happy feelings, evening very quiet.

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Author: CFA
Date: 1824-11-21

21. VIII:30.

Missed Prayers, Chapel, President Kirkland, Dr. Ware, evening, quiet at home.

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Author: CFA
Date: 1824-11-22

22. VII.

Prayers, recitation, Chemistry, Astronomy, Say’s Political Economy,1 first lesson, evening at home.
1. JQA’s copy of Jean Baptiste Say, A Treatise on Political Economy, Boston, 1824, is in the Stone Library.

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Author: CFA
Date: 1824-11-23

23. VII.

Prayers, recitation, Chemistry, Astronomy, Say, evening at Otis’s. Conversation with him until late.

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Author: CFA
Date: 1824-11-24

24. VII.

Missed Prayers and recitation, unwell and excused from exercises all day, occupied at home.

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Author: CFA
Date: 1824-11-25

25. VIII.

Omitted all the exercises today, wrote a Forensic, day much wasted, mind unsettled.

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Author: CFA
Date: 1824-11-26

26. VIII:30.

Missed Prayers and other Exercises, ride with Otis, Billiards at the Franklin Hotel, return, evening Oyster Supper, Sheafe.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0003-0012-0027

Author: CFA
Date: 1824-11-27

27. VIII:30.

Missed Prayers, morning quiet at home, visit from Howard, afternoon, Champagne and Whist at Richardson’s, evening, Supper at my room, Lyceum, Howard, Lothrop, Rundlet.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0003-0012-0028

Author: CFA
Date: 1824-11-28

28. VIII:30.

Missed Prayers, Chapel, Dr. Kirkland, Dr. Ware, evening visit from Howard, Supper at Willard’s Tavern, tough chickens, very agreeable, Otis, puns.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0003-0012-0029

Author: CFA
Date: 1824-11-29

29. VII.

Missed Prayers, recitation, Chemistry, Astronomy, Say, evening, small party at Richardson’s, very pleasant.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0003-0012-0030

Author: CFA
Date: 1824-11-30

30. VIII.

Prayers, recitation, Chemistry. Stage to Boston, Dr. Welsh’s, George, dine with him. Stage to Quincy, my Grandfather, family.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0003-0013-0001

Author: CFA
Date: 1824-12-01

December. 1824. Wednesday. 1. X.

Quincy. Medicine, arise, at home all day. Electoral Colleges vote,1 much conversation with my Grandfather and George.
1. The electoral college awarded Jackson 99 votes, JQA 84, Crawford 41, and Clay 37. JQA won all of New England, the great majority of New York votes, and a few scattered tallies. Since no candidate won a majority of the electoral votes, the election was thrown into the House of Representatives. See Bemis, JQA, 2:30.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0003-0013-0002

Author: CFA
Date: 1824-12-02

2. IX.

Arise, Thanksgiving day, attend Meeting, Mr. Whitney, moderate sermon, return, dinner as usual on this day.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0003-0013-0003

Author: CFA
Date: 1824-12-03

3. IX.

Arise, weather stormy, remain at home all day, reading the Athenaeum,1 rather dull, conversation with the family and George.
1. The Athenaeum; or Spirit of the English Magazines, a periodical published at Boston from 1817 to 1832.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0003-0013-0004

Author: CFA
Date: 1824-12-04

4. IX.

Arise, weather continues bad, still at home, idling time, Edwards’ West Indies,1 Abby, Susan and rest of the family.
1. JQA’s copy of Bryan Edwards, The History, Civil and Commercial, of the British Colonies in the West Indies, 2 vols., London, 1794, is in the Stone Library. Another copy, bearing JA’s signature is among the President’s books in the Boston Public Library. See Catalogue of JA’s Library, p. 82.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0003-0013-0005

Author: CFA
Date: 1824-12-05

5. IX.

Arise, cold weather, not at Church all day., beyond my time of absence, evening, family, talk.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0003-0013-0006

Author: CFA
Date: 1824-12-06

6. VII:30.

Arise, Stage to Boston, dine at Dr. Welsh’s, Worsley, conversation with George. Stage to Cambridge, acquaintances.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0003-0013-0007

Author: CFA
Date: 1824-12-07

7. VII.

Prayers, recitation, Chemistry, Mr. Farrar, Paley, evening, ride to town with Lothrop, pleasure party, cold but beautiful evening, return very late, Lothrop remained.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0003-0013-0008

Author: CFA
Date: 1824-12-08

8. VII.

Prayers, recitation, Chemistry, Mr. Farrar, miss in Say, ride with Rundlet, Savin Hill, billiards, Boston, Oyster Supper, return to Cambridge, evening, Sheafe’s.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0003-0013-0009

Author: CFA
Date: 1824-12-09

9. VIII:30.

Missed Prayers and recitation in Chemistry, carry up a Theme, Say, evening writing letters, Lothrop and the Lyceum.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0003-0013-0010

Author: CFA
Date: 1824-12-10

10. VII:30.

Missed Prayers, recitation, Chemistry, Declamation, writing, evening, Supper at Richardson’s, he twenty one, not agreeable, up until very late.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0003-0013-0011

Author: CFA
Date: 1824-12-11

11. IX.

Missed Prayers, nostalgia, morning at home, Boston with Rundlet, George, conversation, Dr. Welsh’s, return, disagreable weather, evening, a Supper.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0003-0013-0012

Author: CFA
Date: 1824-12-12

12. IX.

Missed Prayers, Chapel, Dr. Ware, President Kirkland, stupid, afternoon at Richardson’s, Howard, evening at home, Rambler.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0003-0013-0013

Author: CFA
Date: 1824-12-13

13. VII:30.

Prayers, recitation, Chemistry, Mr. Farrar, Say, evening, part at home, and the rest at Richardson’s, supper.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0003-0013-0014

Author: CFA
Date: 1824-12-14

14. VII:35.

Missed Prayers, recitation, Chemistry, Mr. Farrar, Say, evening, { 442 } a small Supper at Sheafe’s, parting, Ducks and Champagne, Lyceum and Lothrop.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0003-0013-0015

Author: CFA
Date: 1824-12-15

15. VII:30.

Prayers, recitation, Chemistry, Mr. Farrar, Say, evening, Howard, to Boston, a Ramble, Women, a queer affair, escape, return very late.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0003-0013-0016

Author: CFA
Date: 1824-12-16

16. VII:30.1

Prayers, recitation, Chemistry, Dr. Kirkland, leave of absence, ride to Boston, George, with him to Roxbury, dine at Mr. Boylston’s,2 agreeable time, thence to Quincy.
1. CFA added “Cambridge,” in pencil, in the margin of the MS beside this entry.
2. Ward Nicholas Boylston (1747–1828), a kinsman and close friend of JQA’s. See Adams Genealogy.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0003-0013-0017

Author: CFA
Date: 1824-12-17

17. IX.

Quincy, my Grandfather, Conversation, politics, return to Cambridge, pack, again to Boston, Dr. Welsh’s, Miss Hinkley, George, remain with him.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0003-0013-0018

Author: CFA
Date: 1824-12-18

18. VII:30.

Leave Boston, Stage to Providence, Easterly Storm, arrive at Horton’s, remain for the night, Mr. D’Wolf.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0003-0013-0019

Author: CFA
Date: 1824-12-19

19. VI.

Leave Providence, Steam boat, College acquaintances, Fisher, Miller, Bonaparte, Elwyn,1 Marshall, Heavy sea. Stop at Newport, very dull.
1. Charles Henry Langdon-Elwyn, a junior from Boston (Harvard Annual Cat., 1824).

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0003-0013-0020

Author: CFA
Date: 1824-12-20

20. VII.

Steam boat, leave Newport, Willing,1 attempts at occupation, going slowly, off New London.
1. CFA’s classmate, Charles Willing, of Philadelphia (Harvard Annual Cat., 1824).

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0003-0013-0021

Author: CFA
Date: 1824-12-21

21. VI:[50?].

Steam boat, Hell gate, strong current, reach New York, cross to the Steamboat for New Brunswick, Companions, Stage to Trenton.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0003-0013-0022

Author: CFA
Date: 1824-12-22

22. VI.

Leave Trenton, Steamboat to Philadelphia, thence to New Castle, Marshall, conversation with him, Stage to Frenchtown, Mr. A. Townsend,1 Steamboat to Baltimore.
1. Presumably Alexander Townsend, Harvard 1802, a Boston lawyer who corresponded with JQA (Mass. Register, 1824, p. 40).

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0003-0013-0023

Author: CFA
Date: 1824-12-23

23. 1:30.

Arrive at Baltimore, wait for Stage, to Washington. Singular companions, arrive at home, family, dinner party, Conversation with John.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0003-0013-0024

Author: CFA
Date: 1824-12-24

24. IX.

Morning at home, visits to Mrs. Frye, Mr. T. B. Johnson’s,1 Thomas J. Hellen, return, evening at home, family.
1. Thomas Baker Johnson (1778?–1843), LCA’s brother, who had been postmaster at New Orleans but had apparently resigned in the summer of 1824 (LCA to GWA, 22 July 1824, Adams Papers). See Adams Genealogy.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0003-0013-0025

Author: CFA
Date: 1824-12-25

25. IX:10.1

Morning at home, Christmas day, family dinner at Mr. Frye’s, evening, Chess, my mother’s ill health.
1. CFA added “Washington,” in pencil, in the margin of the MS beside this entry.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0003-0013-0026

Author: CFA
Date: 1824-12-26

26. IX:15.

Morning at home, Church, Capitol, Mt. Vernon, visits, Miss Selden, Miss Cott[r]ingers, John, evening, Conversation with him.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0003-0013-0027

Author: CFA
Date: 1824-12-27

27. IX:20.

Morning at home, billiards with John, evening, ball at Mrs. Brown’s, dull, and no acquaintance.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0003-0013-0028

Author: CFA
Date: 1824-12-28

28. IX.

Morning at home, walk, visits, principal people, Johnson Hellen, evening, Miss Pleasonton,1 Miss Peter, party at home.
1. Matilda Pleasanton, the daughter of Stephen Pleasanton.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0003-0013-0029

Author: CFA
Date: 1824-12-29

29. IX:5.

Morning out to walk, purchases, Thomas J. Hellen, evening, Theatre, Damon and Pythias, Mr. Pelby,1 full house, Oyster Supper.
1. William Pelby was starring in John Banim’s tragedy.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0003-0013-0030

Author: CFA
Date: 1824-12-30

30. IX:20.

Morning at home, billiards with John, dinner party, Governor Findlay,1 amusement, evening, ball at the Marine Barracks, dull.
1. William Findlay (1768–1846), formerly governor of Pennsylvania, represented that state in Congress from 1821 to 1827 (Biog. Dir. Cong.).

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0003-0013-0031

Author: CFA
Date: 1824-12-31

31. IX.

Ride with John, to Alexandria and Mount Vernon, Washington’s tomb, fine day, early return, evening, Cards.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0001-0001

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-01-01

January. 1825. Saturday. 1. IX.

Morning stormy, as usual, went to the President’s, ladies, cold treatment, saw nobody, dinner here of the family. Madame very unwell, dinner to Lafayette.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0001-0002

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-01-02

2. IX.

Morning at the Capitol, Mr. Lynde,1 heard the last part of his Sermon, return, conversation at home and usual lounge.
1. Presumably Rev. Samuel Lynd, of Bordentown, N.J., the son-in-law of Rev. William Staughton (Columbian Centinel, 27 Aug. 1823).

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0001-0003

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-01-03

3. VIII:50.

Morning at home, short time at Billiards before dinner, evening unwell, headache, to bed early, family at my Uncle Johnson’s.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0001-0004

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-01-04

4. VIII:40.

Morning walk to the Capitol, House of Representatives, Johnson, dull, library of Congress, Mr. Bailey,1 evening, backgammon with Johnson.
1. John Bailey (1786–1835), Representative from Massachusetts from 1824 to 1831 (Biog. Dir. Cong.).

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0001-0005

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-01-05

5. IX.

Morning at home, conversation, politics, lounge, Madame better, evening, family circle, Whist party.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0001-0006

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-01-06

6. IX:20.

Morning as usual, lounge, evening, large dinner party, very dull, { 445 } Mr. Rives,1 thence to a party, Mrs. T. Munroe’s, quite pleasant, return early, Miss Selden.
1. William Cabell Rives (1792–1868), the Virginia statesman who served in the House of Representatives from 1823 to 1829 (Biog. Dir. Cong.).

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0001-0007

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-01-07

7. IX:30.

Morning as usual, Madame improving in health, lounge, evening at home, backgammon with Madame.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0001-0008

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-01-08

8. IX.

Morning at home, write a letter to George,1 Johnson off to Rockville, evening, ball, anniversary of New Orleans, given to General Jackson, Mrs. Brown’s, crowded and dull.
1. Missing.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0001-0009

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-01-09

9. IX.

Not at Church. Morning at home, walk to Georgetown, Thomas, evening visitors, Mr. and Mrs. Everett and General Wingate.1
1. Presumably Joseph F. Wingate (b. 1786), who had served as collector of customs at Bath, Maine, from 1820 to 1824 and was later (1827–1831) Representative from that state (Biog. Dir. Cong.).

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0001-0010

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-01-10

10. IX.

Morning at home, lounge, nothing interesting, evening, Mrs. Richard Smith’s,1 few acquaintances, dull at first, Miss Pleasonton, conversation, finally agreable.
1. The wife of the cashier of the Washington branch of the Bank of the United States (JQA, Diary, 10 Jan. 1825, Adams Papers, Microfilms, Reel No. 51).

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0001-0011

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-01-11

11. IX:30.

Morning at home, report of failure, Ladd, loss to my father,1 evening party at home, very agreable.
1. George Johnson, one of LCA’s cousins, had endorsed the notes of one Ladd, of Alexandria, to the sum of $7,000. Since Johnson was the manager of the Columbian Mills, which JQA owned, the bank tried to hold CFA’s father responsible for the debt. See Bemis, JQA, 2:197–199; JQA, Diary, 13 Jan. 1825, Adams Papers, Microfilms, Reel No. 51.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0001-0012

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-01-12

12. IX.

Thomas Hellen off,1 at home all day, reading, evening family to Drawing room, did not go.
1. Thomas Hellen was returning to Exeter Academy (JQA, Diary, 12 Jan. 1825, Adams Papers, Microfilms, Reel No. 51).

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0001-0013

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-01-13

13. IX:40.

Morning at home, lounge and ride to Georgetown, loss true, return, large dinner party, Mr. Sloane,1 tooth ache.
1. John Sloane (1779–1856), an Ohio Representative from 1819 to 1829 (Biog. Dir. Cong.).

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0001-0014

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-01-14

14. IX.

Morning at home, state of the family, Madame, evening, all at home and backgammon with her.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0001-0015

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-01-15

15. IX:25.

Morning at home as usual, lounge, time wasted, evening, Theatre, Mrs. Barnes,1 School for Scandal.
1. The English actress, Mrs. John Barnes, formerly Mary Greenhill, who had made her American debut in 1815 (Joseph N. Ireland, Records of the New York Stage, from 1750 to 1860, N.Y., 1867, 1:314–315).

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0001-0016

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-01-16

16. IX.

Morning at home, idle, afternoon at Church, Mr. Baker, singular prayer, home, dinner, Mr. Taylor and Mr. Tracy,1 pleasant conversation, politics.
1. Albert Haller Tracy (1793–1859), a Representative from New York (Biog. Dir. Cong.)

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0001-0017

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-01-17

17. IX:10.

Morning at home. Noon, House of Representatives, Mr. Clay, Internal Improvement, evening, Theatre, Sweethearts and Wives,1 Mr[s]. Barnes, pretty woman.
1. A comedy by James Kenney.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0001-0018

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-01-18

18. IX:50.

Morning at home, idle, short walk, letter to George,1 Mary sick, evening, family to Mr. Frye’s.
1. Missing.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0001-0019

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-01-19

19. IX.

Morning at home, visits with the ladies, Mrs. Jackson, dinner at Baron Tuyll’s,1 splendour, evening, Conversation with John.
1. Baron Tuyll van Serooskerken, the Russian minister (Bemis, JQA, 2:94).

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0001-0020

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-01-20

20. VIII:45.

Morning at home, Geography, idle, walk, dinner party at home, General McArthur, Ohio and Kentucky.1
1. Duncan McArthur (1772–1839) advocated a caucus of his fellow Congressmen from Ohio, to be followed by a public statement of their position on the disputed presidential election (JQA, Diary, 20 Jan. 1825).

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0001-0021

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-01-21

21. IX.

Morning at home, conversation, political prospects brighter, evening, small party, Mrs. Johnson’s,1 dance on the Carpet, Mr. Lewis of Louisiana,2 Electoral votes.
1. Mrs. Josiah Stoddard Johnston, formerly Eliza Sibley, the wife of the Senator from Louisiana (DAB).
2. Presumably Joshua Lewis, formerly a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives, who was appointed a judge of Orleans Territory in 1806 (Clay, Papers, 2:691).

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0001-0022

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-01-22

22. VIII:40.

Morning at home, weather cold, walk, dinner at Mr. T. B. Johnson’s, family, evening, Cards, return, conversation with John.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0001-0023

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-01-23

23. IX.

Snow. At home all day. Newspapers, death of George Bartlett, evening, company at home, Mr. and Mrs. Cook of Illinois, Mr. Tracy.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0001-0024

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-01-24

24. IX:10.

Weather fair. Morning walk, very idle, evening, family to Mrs. Dickens’,1 myself to Circus, Tom Thumb, Stevens the Dwarf.2
1. The wife of Asbury Dickins, of North Carolina, who was a clerk in the Treasury Department (Force, National Calendar, 1824, p. 64).
2. “Major” Joseph M. Stevens, a dwarf thirty-seven inches tall, played the title role in Kane O’Hara’s burletta, Tom Thumb (Odell, Annals N.Y. Stage, 3:142, 166).

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0001-0025

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-01-25

25. VIII:30.

Morning at home, nothing to do, political conversation, evening party at home, Miss Selden.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0001-0026

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-01-26

26. VIII:40.

At home all day, politics of the day, pervading interest, decline the Drawing room,1 conversation with John.
1. Because of CFA’s refusal, JQA attended the President’s drawing room alone; it was “not much crowded” (JQA, Diary, 26 Jan. 1825).

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0001-0027

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-01-27

27. IX.

Morning at home, walk, visit my Uncle Johnson, John, return, dinner party at home, Mr. Bell of N. Hampshire,1 rules of proceeding, evening at home.
1. Samuel Bell (1770–1850), New Hampshire Senator from 1823 to 1835 (Biog. Dir. Cong.).

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0001-0028

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-01-28

28. IX:40.

Morning at home, walk, Capitol, evening, family to Morris’,1 myself at home, visit from Mr. Ironside, politics.
1. Captain Charles Morris, of Connecticut, one of the Board of Commissioners for the Navy (Force, National Calendar, 1824, p. 136).

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0001-0029

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-01-29

29. IX.

Morning at home, incessant political discussions, Mr. Clay, Mr. Kremer,1 evening, Theatre, Mr. Keene, Devil’s Bridge, Count Belino.2
1. Anticipating that JQA if elected President would appoint Henry Clay his Secretary of State, Jackson’s managers had already begun to whisper of “corruption and bargain.” They prompted George Kremer (1775–1854), a simple-minded Representative from Pennsylvania, to publish the accusation in a communication to the Columbian Observer of Philadelphia, and other newspapers quickly picked it up. See Bemis, JQA, 2:57; Biog. Dir. Cong.
2. Arthur Keene, the Irish singer, played the role of Count Belino in The Devil’s Bridge, an opera written by Charles Edward Horn and John Braham and revised by Henry Rowley Bishop (Ireland, Records of the N.Y. Stage, 1:335; Grove’s Dictionary of Music and Musicians, ed. Eric Blom, 5th ed., London, 1954, 1:723).

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0001-0030

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-01-30

30. VIII:50.

Morning, walk, Capitol, too late for Church, Painting of Washington, at home, small dinner party, Mr. Webster, Mr. Cook and others.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0001-0031

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-01-31

31. IX.

Morning at home, political excitement, Mr. Clay,1 evening, Theatre, the Gamester, Cooper, Mrs. Barnes,2 full house, rival candidates.
1. Clay on 31 Jan. 1825 issued “A Card,” denying Kremer’s accusation of a corrupt bargain and denouncing its author as “a base and infamous calumniator.” A copy of this document, in Clay’s own handwriting, is in the Adams Papers. A threatened duel was avoided because Kremer showed no inclination to fight, and Clay considered his opponent “too simple-minded and eccentric to summon to the field of personal honor” (Bemis, JQA, 2:57).
2. Mrs. Barnes and Cooper were appearing in Edward Moore’s tragedy, The Gamester (The Oxford Companion to the Theatre, ed. Phyllis Hartnoll, London, 1951).

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0002-0001

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-02-01

February. 1825. Tuesday. 1. IX:30.

Morning at home as usual, walk, evening, Theatre, The poor Soldier,1 Mr. Keene. Tom Thumb, Major Stevens, singular dwarf.
1. A musical farce by John O’Keefe.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0002-0002

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-02-02

2. IX.

Morning as usual, reading the Albigenses1 and Miss Foote’s trial, English papers, singular state of morals,2 evening an Oyster supper at home.
1. Charles Robert Maturin, The Albigenses: A Romance, 4 vols., London, 1824.
2. The actress Maria Foote (1797?–1867) sued Joseph (“Pea Green”) Haynes for breach of promise and received an award of £3,000 (DNB).

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0002-0003

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-02-03

3. IX:15.

Morning at home, state of political excitement, walk, motives, home, large dinner, Dr. Watkins and General McCoy,1 evening at home.
1. Presumably William McCoy (d. 1864), a Virginia Representative from 1811 to 1833 (Biog. Dir. Cong.).

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0002-0004

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-02-04

4. IX.

Morning at home, George arrived today, walk as usual, conversation, evening, Theatre, School for Scandal, Lady Teasle, Mrs. Barnes, visit and observations, John.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0002-0005

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-02-05

5. IX:20.

Morning at home, political world in hot water, afternoon, usual lounge, eve. remain at home, conversation with George, state of his feelings.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0002-0006

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-02-06

6. IX.

Morning at the Capitol, Mr. Post,1 extremely crowded and dull. Johnson came from Rockville, walk and conversation with him, evening, Tracy, conversation, Elizabeth.
1. A Presbyterian minister who served as chaplain of the House of Representatives (JQA, Memoirs, 7:182).

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0002-0007

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-02-07

7. IX.

Morning as usual, politics, Mr. Clay and Mr. Kremer, conversation, { 450 } Johnson, evening, Theatre, Damon and Pythias, Mr. Cooper, very crowded, Catherine and Petruchio.1
1. The stage copy of The Taming of the Shrew, which was made from Shakespeare’s play by David Garrick.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0002-0008

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-02-08

8. IX.

Morning as usual, reading Waverley, and talking politics, my father, evening, party at home, large, opposition people, large number, party in high spirits.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0002-0009

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-02-09

9. VIII:30.

Morning at home, snow. Election of President,1 at half past three my father elected, cured of head ache, congratulations, evening, Circus, Tom and Jerry, serenade.
1. JQA was elected President by the House of Representatives, each state voting as a unit. The six New England states, New York, Missouri, Ohio, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, and Illinois comprised his slim majority of thirteen states. The defection of the last three states from Jackson to Adams made JQA the winner despite Jackson’s greater popular vote in the country and in the Electoral College. See Bemis, JQA, 2:47 and entry for 1 Dec. 1824, above.

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Author: CFA
Date: 1825-02-10

10. IX.

Morning as usual, Committee of Congress, visits,1 evening, family go to the Military ball, George and I at home in conversation.
1. At noon a committee of the House of Representatives, consisting of Daniel Webster, Joseph Vance of Ohio, and William Segar Archer of Virginia, called on JQA to announce that he had been elected President (JQA, Diary, 10 Feb. 1825).

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Author: CFA
Date: 1825-02-11

11. IX:20.

Morning at home, bad weather, visits, reading Hodgson’s letters,1 evening Theatre, Mr. Keene’s benefit, Love in a village, Don Juan,2 disgusting scene.
1. A copy of Adam Hodgson’s Letters from North America, Written during a Tour of the United States and Canada, 2 vols., London, 1824, is in the Stone Library.
2. Isaac Bickerstaffe’s comic opera, Love in a Village, and the “grand pantomimical ballad,” Don Juan, by Carlos Antonio Delpini and Walley Chamberlain Oulton.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0002-0012

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-02-12

12. IX.

Morning spent at home, want of conversation and excitement since election, evening spent at home with the family.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0002-0013

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-02-13

13. VIII:50.

Morning at Church, Mr. Little’s1 with Johnson, dinner party, { 451 } family, Mr. Owen2 and Crowninshields, evening company, Mrs. Cutts3 and others.
1. Robert Little, minister of the Unitarian church in Washington (JQA, Memoirs, 7:324).
2. Robert Owen (1771–1858), the British social reformer who had made his cotton mills at New Lanark, Scotland, a model community, had come to America to found the New Harmony colony in Indiana (DNB).
3. Presumably Mrs. Richard Cutts, wife of the assistant comptroller of the Treasurer, 1817–1829, and an intimate friend of LCA (Bemis, JQA, 2:537).

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0002-0014

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-02-14

14. IX.

Morning at home, low spirits, lounge, Johnson off, evening at home, family to wedding visit, General Brown’s, Mrs. Kirby.1
1. Major Edmund Kirby had recently married Eliza A. Brown, daughter of General Jacob Brown (Columbian Centinel, 23 Feb. 1825).

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0002-0015

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-02-15

15. IX.

Weather unpleasant, severe cold, at home all day, dinner party, Genl. La Fayette, Messrs. Stanley, Wortley and Dennison, members of Parliament,1 retire early.
1. The English visitors were Edward George Geoffrey Smith Stanley, later 14th Earl of Derby (1799–1869), John Stuart-Wortley, 2d Baron Wharncliffe (1801–1855), and John Evelyn Denison, later 1st Viscount Ossington (1800–1873) (DNB).

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0002-0016

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-02-16

16. IX:25.

Weather bad, my cold increased, at home all day, Waverley, English Newspapers, Miss Foote, family at my Uncle’s, to bed early.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0002-0017

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-02-17

17. IX:30.

Confined to my room all day, weather very unfavourable, low spirits, dinner party, could not go down, to bed early.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0002-0018

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-02-18

18. IX.

Weather very pleasant, much better, walk with my brothers, Mr. and Mrs. Smith and Mr. T. B. Johnson to dine, conversation, “society.”

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0002-0019

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-02-19

19. IX:30.

My cold much worse, at home all day, dull and low spirits, evening, family to Aunt Frye’s, myself to bed early.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0002-0020

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-02-20

20. IX.

Weather very bad, remain in my room, Influenza, dull, dinner party at home, could not go down, to bed early.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0002-0021

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-02-21

21. VIII:45.

At home all day, on the recovery, cloudy weather, evening, last regular party, very agreeable.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0002-0022

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-02-22

22. VIII:30.

Weather raw and disagreeable. Walk to the Capitol, evening, Anniversary Ball, Washington’s birth day, family went, myself at home, to bed early.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0002-0023

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-02-23

23. IX.

Health much improved. Walk to the Capitol, Domestic Manufactures,1 return, evening, Whist at home, George, Mary.
1. One Snowden was showing an exhibition of manufactures at the Capitol (JQA, Diary, 22 Feb. 1825).

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0002-0024

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-02-24

24. VIII:40.

Morning, walk to the Capitol, Exhibition of Manufactures, Cloths, return, dinner party, Mr. Baylies.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0002-0025

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-02-25

25. IX.

Morning, walk to the Capitol, Exhibition closes, bad weather, evening, Theatre, with John, Bride of Abydos,1 dull, Oyster Supper.
1. A romantic drama by William Dimond.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0002-0026

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-02-26

26. IX:25.

Morning at home, foggy weather, cold increased, family troubles, George, his affairs and feelings.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0002-0027

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-02-27

27. IX.

Still annoyed by my cold, horrible weather, Johnson Hellen, political affairs, dinner and evening party.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0002-0028

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-02-28

28. VIII:40.

Morning at home, politics. Cabinet appointments, walk, evening, family to St. André’s, myself at home, to bed early.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0003-0001

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-03-01

March 1825. Tuesday. 1. IX:20.

Morning at home, weather fair, lounge, meet Burton, conversation, home. Dinner. Supreme Court, Mr. Bibb and Ogden. Evening, first visit to A., original sin.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0003-0002

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-03-02

2. X.

Morning at home, walk to visit old College acquaintances, Burton at the house, Mrs. De Wint arrives, evening Circus with Johnson. Cataract of the Ganges,1 noise.
1. A “grand romantic drama” by William Thomas Moncrieff.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0003-0003

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-03-03

3. IX.

Morning at home, lounge, a large family, Mr. Cook and Mr. Cruft dine here, evening, John out at Houston’s,1punning scene at home until very late.
1. Possibly John H. Houston, clerk in the fifth auditor’s office (Washington Directory, 1822, p. 45).

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0003-0004

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-03-04

4. VIII:30.

Inauguration of JQA to be President, procession, walk to the Capitol, home, receiving company, Madame unwell, expresident’s, with Burton, evening, ball.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0003-0005

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-03-05

5. IX:30.

Arise fatigued, reading Don Juan, Mrs. de Wint disagreeable, walk, change in the city, evening, my uncle and aunt Smith, evening, laziness.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0003-0006

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-03-06

6. IX.

Not at Church. Johnson off, Madame unwell, walk, Don Juan, my own letters, evening, conversation John and Burton, Mr. Davis &c.,1 warmth, second visit to A., child.
1. The Boston lawyer, John Brazer Davis, who was seeking a diplomatic appointment (Henry Dearborn to JQA, 24 Jan. 1825, Adams Papers).

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0003-0007

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-03-07

7. IX.

Morning at home, walk with Burton, visit my aunts Frye and Smith, { 454 } return, pleasant dinner, Mr. Cruft and Sullivan, English wine, evening, Oyster supper.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0003-0008

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-03-08

8. VI.

Off for Baltimore with George and Mrs. De Wint, Rossburgh, Baltimore, Steam boat to Philadelphia, Mr. Cruft, Genl. Dearborn1 &c., New Castle, ride across in the night.
1. General Henry Dearborn (1751–1829). See DAB.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0003-0009

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-03-09

9.

But little sleep, steam boat, Philadelphia, Ives, [get on?], Trenton, ride to New Brunswick, arise late, Crowninshield, conversation, remain up until late, George, beds.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0003-0010

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-03-10

10. VI.

Arise, clear weather, Steam boat Thistle to New York, arrive and dress, Bunker’s,1 leave Mrs. de Wint, City Hotel, billiards with Ives, eve., Theatre, School for Reform.2
1. Charles Bunker, who had been in GWA’s junior class at Harvard (Harvard Annual Cat., 1819).
2. A comedy by Thomas Morton.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0003-0011

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-03-11

11. VIII:30.

Morning, lounge, to Castle Garden, Ives, character, pleasant day, afternoon, off with Mr. Cruft in Steam boat Providence for New Haven, sleep on board, rain.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0003-0012

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-03-12

12. VI.

New Haven, start for Hartford, stage, fine weather and bad roads, company uninteresting, on for Boston, Mr. Cruft, supper at Vernon and travel all night.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0003-0013

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-03-13

13.

Travelling, Worcester, breakfast 1 2 o’clock, fine weather, company, dry goods merchants, observations, arrive in Boston at 9 o’clock, Mr. Cruft’s, news of part.1
1. During CFA’s absence from Cambridge, Harvard College authorities had assigned him a part in the spring exhibition, which was to be held on 26 April (GWA to LCA, 20 Mar. 1825, Adams Papers).

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0003-0014

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-03-14

14. IX.

Boston, walking, business, walking, Dr. Welsh’s, conversation, dine at Mr. Cruft’s, lady and children,1 afternoon Stage to Quincy, my Grandfather and family.
1. The Crufts had, at this time or subsequently, five children; they are listed in the Elizabeth Smith Scrapbook (MHi).

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0003-0015

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-03-15

15. IX.

Quincy, arise, remain at home all day, Miss Thaxter, my Uncle unwell, Abby, my aunt &c., conversation, George arrived, high spirits.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0003-0016

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-03-16

16. X.

Morning spent at home, performing very little, spirits extremely high, dinner agreeable, argument with George, much conversation during the day. Mary.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0003-0017

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-03-17

17. VII.

Morning off to Boston and Cambridge, find all my acquaintance, spend remainder of the day in conversation with Sheafe, Richardson and Otis.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0003-0018

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-03-18

18. VIII:30.

Missed Prayers and recitation, lectures, Dr. Ware and Mr. Ticknor, afternoon, Declamation, ride with Otis, Savin Hill, billiards, return to tea, evening at home.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0003-0019

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-03-19

19. VIII:30

Missed Prayers and lecture, Dr. Ware, ride to Boston with Richardson, George Briggs, conversation, dine at the Exchange, Savin Hill, return, Heinrich’s Concert, return.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0003-0020

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-03-20

20. VIII.

Missed Prayers, Chapel, Dr. Ware, Mr. Frothingham, walk, evening, employed at home, Forensics.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0003-0021

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-03-21

21. VI.

Prayers, recitations, Say, Brown,1 Lectures, Ware and Ticknor, at home all day, evening at Hammond’s,2 occupant of No. 5.
1. A copy of Thomas Brown’s Lectures on the Human Mind, 3 vols., Andover, 1822, is among JA’s books in the Boston Public Library. See Catalogue of JA’s Library, p. 36.
{ 456 }
2. William Dawes Hammond, of Boston, a sophomore (Harvard Annual Cat., 1824).

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0003-0022

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-03-22

22. VI:5

Missed Prayers, recitation, Say, Brown, Lectures, Ware and Ticknor, at home, evening at Richardson’s. Perkins and Lothrop.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0003-0023

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-03-23

23. VI.

Prayers, recitation, Say, Brown, Lectures, Ware and Ticknor, difficulty, Richardson and Hammond, evening, Theatre with Richardson, Tom and Jerry, return.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0003-0024

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-03-24

24. VI.

Prayers, recitation, Say, Theme, Lectures, Ware and Ticknor, Brown, evening, Theatre with Richardson, Widow of Cornhill, Mrs. Henry, return.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0003-0025

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-03-25

25. VI.

Prayers, recitation, Say, Lecture, Ware, missed Ticknor, Declamation, ride with Otis, Franklin Hotel, Billiards, accident to Chaise, repaired, eve. at Richardsons.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0003-0026

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-03-26

26. VIII:30.

Missed Prayers, and lecture, Ware, stormy, at home all day, afternoon, Sheafe’s, Cunningham, Chapman, a glass of Punch, evening at Richardson’s.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0003-0027

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-03-27

27. VIII:30.

Missed Prayers, Chapel, Dr. Ware, missed in the afternoon, unpleasant weather, evening at home, reading and writing.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0003-0028

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-03-28

28. VI.

Prayers, recitations, Say, missed Brown, Lectures, Ware, Ticknor, ride to Boston with Sheafe, dine at the Exchange, Franklin Hotel, Billiards, Theatre, Stranger,1 return.
1. A drama by Augustus von Kotzebue.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0003-0029

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-03-29

29. VI:10.

Missed Prayers, recitations, Say, Brown, review, last lecture Ware, { 457 } Ticknor, evening, ride to Boston with Sheafe, Theatre, The Honey Moon, Mrs. Barnes.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0003-0030

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-03-30

30. VIII.

Missed Prayers and recitation, Say, Brown review, lecture, Ticknor, evening spent at Richardson’s.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0003-0031

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-03-31

31. VI.

Prayers, recitation, Say, lecture, Ticknor, at home rest of the day, reading Shakespear and writing, evening at Richardson’s.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0004-0001

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-04-01

April. 1825. Friday. 1. VI.

Prayers, recitation, Say, Lecture, Ticknor, ride to Boston with Richardson, George not at home, return, Franklin Hotel, Billiards, evening, Howard, Whist, Richardson’s, Champagne.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0004-0002

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-04-02

2. VIII.

Missed Prayers, ride to Neponset in a Tandem with Sheafe, Billiards, dinner and Champagne, evening, return through Quincy, spend an hour at Sheafe’s, a glass of Punch.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0004-0003

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-04-03

3. VIII.

Missed Prayers, Chapel, Dr. Ware, missed in the afternoon, weather stormy, evening, a slight supper and a glass of punch at Richardson’s.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0004-0004

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-04-04

4. VI.

Prayers, recitation, Say, Lecture, Ticknor, ride with Richardson to Savin Hill, Billiards, thence to Boston, Theatre, Isabella or the Fatal Marriage,1 Mrs. Barnes.
1. A tragedy “altered” from the work of Thomas Southern.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0004-0005

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-04-05

5. VIII.

Missed Prayers and recitation, Lecture, Ticknor, day spent idly in Cambridge, evening drill of the H[arvard] W[ashington] Corps and a light supper at Richardson’s.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0004-0006

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-04-06

6. VI.

Prayers, recitation, Say, obtain leave of absence, Lecture from Bigelow,1 Stage to Boston, George, thence to Quincy, my Grandfather and family well.
1. During their final two terms at Harvard, seniors were given an opportunity to hear lectures from eminent professors in all departments of the college. For a schedule of these lectures, see Morison, Three Centuries of Harvard, p. 229.
CFA intended to write out the lectures of Dr. Jacob Bigelow (1787–1879), the Rumford professor, who was also professor of materia medica, on “the application of the Sciences to the Arts,” but he succeeded in taking notes on only the first of them. See Adams Papers, Microfilms, Reel No. 314. For others of these lectures which CFA attended see entries for 11, 12, and 25 April, and 7 June, below.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0004-0007

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-04-07

7. IX:30.

Fast day. Arise, go to Meeting, Mr. Brooks,1 remain at home in the afternoon composing a Conference,2 evening conversation with George and a glass of Punch.
1. Presumably Charles Brooks, the Congregational minister at Hingham (Mass. Register, 1824, p. 86).
2. See entry for 26 April, below.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0004-0008

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-04-08

8. X.

Arise, extensive fire in Boston last evening,1 at home all day, reading the Liaisons Dangereuses,2 state of feeling, argument with my Uncle.
1. The fire, which started in a store on Doane Street, spread quickly and destroyed 53 buildings, causing damage estimated at half a million dollars (Columbian Centinel, 9 April 1825).
2. By Pierre Ambroise François Choderlos de Laclos, first published in Paris in 1796.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0004-0009

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-04-09

9. VIII.

Arise, return to Boston, dull ride with my Aunt, George, Briggs,1 dinner with the former and a Cigar, evening Stage to Cambridge, Pratt, lovely walk, Richardson’s, a glass of Punch.
1. Cyrus Briggs, who had been in GWA’s class at Harvard.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0004-0010

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-04-10

10. VIII.

Missed Prayers, remain at home all day, name still out, writing my Conference, evening, Freshpond, walk, with Richardson, supper and conversation.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0004-0011

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-04-11

11. VI.

Prayers, recitation, Say, missed Ticknor and Warren,1 ride to Bos• { 459 } ton, Richardson, Franklin Hotel, billiards, dinner at the Exchange, evening, Theatre, Sweethearts and Wives.
1. John Collins Warren, Harvard 1797, M.D. (hon.) 1819, Hersey professor of anatomy and surgery from 1815 to 1847 (Harvard Quinquennial Cat.).

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0004-0012

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-04-12

12. VI.

Prayers, recitation, Say, missed Ticknor and Webster,1 ride to Boston with Richardson, Franklin Hotel, billiards, evening, Circus, Cataract of the Ganges, Oysters, return.
1. John White Webster, Harvard 1811, M.D. 1815, at this time lecturer in chemistry, mineralogy, and geology, and subsequently Erving professor of chemistry and mineralogy at Harvard (Harvard Quinquennial Cat.).

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0004-0013

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-04-13

13. VII:30.

Missed Prayers, and recitation, Say, and Ticknor’s Lecture, attended Bigelow and Warren, missed Webster, evening, Carriage, Theatre, The Apostate,1 Supper, Exchange, return.
1. A tragedy by Richard Lalor Shiel.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0004-0014

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-04-14

14. VI.

Prayers, recitation, Say, missed Ticknor and Webster, ride with Howard, Champagne, sup at the Punch Bowl,1 unwell, to Boston, evening, a visit to S.B., state of feeling, return.
1. Presumably the Old Punch Bowl Tavern in Brookline (Shurtleff, Description of Boston, p. 424).

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0004-0015

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-04-15

15. VI.

Prayers, recitation, Say, missed the Lectures of the day, ride to Boston with Sheafe, conversation with George, dine at the Exchange, return, Franklin Hotel, Billiards, return, company drill, evening, meeting of the K.S.T., at home early.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0004-0016

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-04-16

16. VIII:45.

Missed Prayers, ride to Neponset tandem with Richardson, dine there, play Billiards, Champagne, return through Quincy, early, to bed.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0004-0017

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-04-17

17. VIII:45.

Missed Prayers, excused from Chapel, at home all day, idle, evening with Richardson and Sheafe, Champagne Wine, late.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0004-0018

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-04-18

18. VI.

Prayers, recitation, Say, Missed the Lectures, ride to Boston with Sheafe, dine Exchange Coffee House, return, Franklin Hotel, Billiards, Company drill, evening at Otis’.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0004-0019

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-04-19

19. VIII:30.

Missed Prayers, and recitation, Celebration at Concord,1 Richardson and I to Neponset, tandem, billiards, return through Quincy, evening, Champagne wine.
1. Edward Everett made the principal address at the ceremony commemorating the battle of Concord. See “The First Battles of the Revolutionary War,” in Everett’s Orations and Speeches on Various Occasions, 1:73–100.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0004-0020

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-04-20

20. VIII:40.

Missed Prayers and recitations all day, ride to Boston, George, conversation, evening, Theatre, John Bull,1 Howard, Sheafe and Richardson, Supper at the Exchange.
1. A comedy by George Colman.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0004-0021

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-04-21

21. VII:30.

Boston, ride to Brooklyn, party of four, luncheon, return, George, dine at the Exchange, evening, Circus, stupid, return to Cambridge.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0004-0022

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-04-22

22. VI.

Prayers, recitation, Say, missed Mr. Ticknor’s Lecture, Dr. Bigelow, drill, declamation, to Boston, Theatre, She stoops to Conquer, return, Richardson’s, to bed late.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0004-0023

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-04-23

23. VIII:40.

Missed the exercises, morning at home, horseback to Lexington, Sheafe and Richardson, fatigue, evening to Boston, return early.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0004-0024

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-04-24

24. VIII:30.

Missed Prayers. Chapel, Dr. Kirkland, Dr. Ware, excessive fatigue, evening at Richardson’s, punch, Sheafe.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0004-0025

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-04-25

25. VI.

Prayers, recitation, Say, Lecture, Dr. Jackson,1 ride to Neponset with Sheafe, billiards, return early.
{ 461 }
1. James Jackson, Harvard 1796, M.D. 1809, Hersey professor of the theory and practice of physic from 1812 to 1836 (Harvard Quinquennial Cat.).

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0004-0026

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-04-26

26. VI.

Prayers, recitation, Say, Exhibition day, my part,1 George, Company parade, visit President Kirkland, Officers, Collation at Cunningham’s, retire early.
1. CFA, Nathaniel James Lord, and Allyne Otis had assigned parts in a conference on “Internal Improvements, Commerce, and Manufactures, as Objects of National Policy” (Records of the College Faculty, 10:85–86, Harvard Archives). CFA argued that “Internal improvements form the van in the march of Freedom as the ease of communication and extension of knowledge which they afford are the primary objects of destruction with despots.” See two copies of his “Internal Improvement as an Object of National Policy,” Adams Papers, Microfilms, Reel Nos. 55 and 469. Benjamin Waterhouse reported that CFA “did credit to himself” (Waterhouse to JQA, 26 April 1825, Adams Papers), and Anne Royall wrote that “The modest youth was overwhelmed with applause” (Mrs. Royall to JA, 29 April 1825, Adams Papers).

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0004-0027

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-04-27

27. VIII:30.

Missed Prayers, and recitation, Lectures, Dr. Bigelow, Jackson and Warren, entertainment at Dwight’s, evening to Boston. Supper at the Exchange to our friends, Sheafe.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0004-0028

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-04-28

28. IX:30.

Missed Prayers and recitation, a Theme, Lecture, Dr. Jackson, afternoon, ride with Sheafe, Lincoln and Weston, return early.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0004-0029

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-04-29

29. VI.

Prayers, recitation, Say, Dr. Bigelow’s Lecture, Jackson’s and Warren’s, evening, Sheafe and Richardson at my room. Oysters and Claret.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0004-0030

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-04-30

30. VIII:45.

Missed Prayers, and Lecture, ride horseback to Concord with Richardson and Sheafe. Dinner given to us by Richardson, early return, a lobster at my room.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0005-0001

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-05-01

May. 1825. Sunday. 1. IX.

Missed Prayers, Chapel, President Kirkland, amusing Sermon, Dr. Ware, evening, walk and visit to Richardson.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0005-0002

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-05-02

2. VI.

Prayers, recitation, Say, lectures, missed Jackson’s, attended Webster and Warren, low spirits, evening, visit to Otis.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0005-0003

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-05-03

3. VI.

Prayers, recitation, Say, lectures, attended Jackson, missed Webster, Neponset with Sheafe, billiards, return, evening, a lobster at Richardson’s.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0005-0004

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-05-04

4. VI.

Prayers, recitation, Say, Bigelow’s lecture, Everett’s1 and Warren’s, weather rainy, at home all day and evening.
1. Professor Everett resumed his lectures on Greek literature. In his Notebook (Adams Papers, Microfilms, Reel No. 314) CFA made on 4 May a full report of Everett’s first lecture, on Greek history and philosophy, but the subsequent lectures in the series through 11 May, on Socrates, Plato, etc., he recorded only in rough notes, which he doubtless intended later to amplify and transcribe.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0005-0005

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-05-05

5. VIII:30.

Missed Prayers and recitation, Say, lectures, Everett and Warren, missed Webster’s, reading Shakespear and Ford,1 evening at Otis’.
1. JQA’s set of The Dramatic Works of John Ford, 2 vols., Edinburgh, 1811, is in the Stone Library.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0005-0006

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-05-06

6. VI.

Prayers, recitation, Say, lectures, Bigelow, missed Everett’s, Webster’s, Warren’s, ride to Boston, dine with George, pleasant conversation, evening return, Sheafe’s, Wine.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0005-0007

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-05-07

7. VIII:45.

Missed Prayers, lectures, attended Bigelow, bath, dinner, horseback ride to Neponset, billiards, return, evening a lobster at Sheafe’s.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0005-0008

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-05-08

8. IX.

Missed Prayers, Chapel, President Kirkland, Dr. Ware, evening a walk, and conversation at Otis’.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0005-0009

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-05-09

9. VI.

Prayers, recitation, Say, lectures, Everett, Missed Warren’s and Webster’s, ride to Boston with Richardson, Franklin Hotel, billiards, dine at Exchange, eve., Circus, return.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0005-0010

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-05-10

10. VI:15.

Missed Prayers, recitation, Say, lectures, Everett, missed Webster, weather bad, evening at Otis, conversation concerning Rundlet and consequent astonishment.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0005-0011

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-05-11

11. VI.

Prayers, recitation, Say, lectures, Bigelow, Everett, afternoon, Dudleian lecture, Mr. Jenks, Errors of popery,1 evening, walk, at Richardson’s.
1. William Jenks lectured on “The Grand Apostasy & Anti-Christian Influence of Papal Rome Considered” (Harvard Archives).

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0005-0012

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-05-12

12. VI.

Prayers, recitation, Say, Theme, ride horseback with Richardson, Franklin Hotel, Billiards, execrable dinner, Boston, Rouillard’s,1 compensated. Circus, remain at the Exchange.
1. Frederic Rouillard’s restaurant, on Milk Street (Boston Directory, 1823).

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0005-0013

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-05-13

13. VIII:30.

Boston. Arise, breakfast, ride to Neponset, horse capricious, dine there and billiards, return to Cambridge, earnest conversation with R., evening, Porter at Sheafe’s.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0005-0014

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-05-14

14. VIII:45

Missed Prayers, lectures, attended Bigelow, morning at home, after dinner, ride with Richardson to Newton falls, tea at his father’s, family, return early to Camb.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0005-0015

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-05-15

15. IX.

Missed Prayers, Chapel, President Kirkland all day, very dull, at home, evening, Porter and Cheese at Sheafe’s.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0005-0016

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-05-16

16. VI.

Prayers, recitation, Paley, Lecture, Mr. Everett, ride to Boston with Sheafe, dine at Rouillard’s. Pleasant conversation with George, long ride home, evening quiet.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0005-0017

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-05-17

17. VI.

Prayers, recitation, Paley, a review, Howard, a party to Sudbury, { 464 } ride with Richardson, dine there, rain, return, race between Otis and Howard, argument.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0005-0018

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-05-18

18. VI.

Prayers, recitation, Paley, a review, missed Lecture, visit from George and Wheatland, ride horseback with Otis and Chapman, evening at home.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0005-0019

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-05-19

19. VI.

Prayers, recitation, Paley, a review, a Forensic. Students to leave Cambridge, evening at home, Ford’s Plays.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0005-0020

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-05-20

20. VIII:30.

Missed Prayers, morning at my room, quiet. Stage to Boston, George’s room, Stage leaves me, remain with him, Briggs, Cheney,1 his friends.
1. John Milton Cheney, from Lincoln, who had been in GWA’s Harvard class (Harvard Annual Cat., 1820).

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0005-0021

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-05-21

21. VII:30.

Boston. Arise, tired with Boston, walk to Quincy, Neponset, billiards dull, arrive to dinner, family, evening quiet.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0005-0022

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-05-22

22. IX:30.

Arise, at home all day, quiet, Butler’s Analogy,1 dry, evening, Mr. Degrand from Boston.
1. JQA’s two copies of Joseph Butler’s The Analogy of Religion, Natural and Revealed, to the Constitution and Course of Nature, published in London in 1736 and 1791, are in the Stone Library. JA’s copy of Butler, London, 1785, 7th edition, is among his books in the Boston Public Library. See Catalogue of JA’s Library, p. 40.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0005-0023

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-05-23

23. VII.

Arise, quiet at home, my grandfather, my Uncle as usual, dull, reflection on comparative situation.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0005-0024

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-05-24

24. VIII:50.

Arise, Morning at home, Butler’s Analogy, Liaisons Dangereuses, dangerous book, dull at home.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0005-0025

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-05-25

25. VII:30.

Arise, leave Quincy, Stage to Boston, Election day,1 Boston Cadets, George, fatigue, conversation, walk to Cambridge, solitary at my room.
1. The General Court met on 25 May and elected Nathaniel Silsbee president of the Senate and Timothy Fuller speaker of the House. The following day they examined the votes for governor and declared Levi Lincoln elected (Columbian Centinel, 28 May 1825).

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0005-0026

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-05-26

26. VIII.

Cambridge. Richardson calls for me, ride to Worcester through Newton, Needham, Natick, Framingham and Westborough, dine here, evening walk at Worcester.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0005-0027

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-05-27

27. VII:30.

Leave Worcester, pass through Leicester, Charlton, dine at Stur-bridge, Holland to Stafford, wrong tavern, wretched accommodations.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0005-0028

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-05-28

28. V:30.

Leave Stafford, delightful ride through Tolland to Vernon, excellent breakfast, East Hartford and Hartford, to Tudor, at his house, Wine.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0005-0029

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-05-29

29. VIII.

Hartford. Tudor’s, Church, Mr. Wheaton,1 dine with Tudor, ride to Major Watson’s,2 East Windsor, Connecticut river, return, evening walk.
1. Nathaniel S. Wheaton, rector of the Episcopal church in Hartford from 1821 to 1831, and subsequently President of Trinity College (James Hammond Trumbull, The Memorial History of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633–1884, Boston, 1886, 1:406, 437).
2. Benjamin Watson, breveted major in 1814 for gallantry in the battle of Niagara Falls (Heitman, Register U.S. Army).

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0005-0030

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-05-30

30. VIII.

Hartford. Leave Tudor, agreeable visit, ride up the course of the river, beautiful country, Windsor, Suffield, West Springfield to Springfield, meet Dwight, ride horseback.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0005-0031

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-05-31

31. VIII.

Springfield. Armory U.S., dine with Dwight, pleasant, evening ride to Northampton.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0006-0001

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-06-01

June. 1825. Wednesday. 1. VIII.

Northampton. W. B. Lee, Round Hill,1 ascent of Mt. Holyoke, warm, Miss Warren, dine with Blake, Payne and others. Ives, Sturgis,2 lively and agreeable Supper.
1. The site of the experimental school conducted by George Bancroft and Joseph Green Cogswell.
2. Russell Sturgis, of Boston, a member of the Harvard class of 1823, who did not, however, receive his degree until 1845.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0006-0002

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-06-02

2. VIII.

Northampton. Weather rainy, leave it and pass through Amherst to Belchertown, dine, irritable, scene with Richardson, pain in my teeth, stop at Ware, conversation.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0006-0003

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-06-03

3. VII:40.

Ware Factory village, leave it, pass through Brookfield and South Brookfield to Spencer, execrable dinner, through Leicester to Worcester, pleasant day, pain in my teeth.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0006-0004

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-06-04

4. VIII.

Leave Worcester, rain and uncomfortable, Westborough to Framingham, good dinner, return to Cambridge, evening, Sheafe, agreeable conversation.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0006-0005

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-06-05

5. VIII.

Missed Prayers, Chapel, Dr. Ware, Mr. Gilman, return to old habits, weather cold, fires, conversation with Sheafe, about Lothrop and others, our conclusions.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0006-0006

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-06-06

6. VI.

Prayers, a Miss, weather unpleasant, at home all day, Traits of Nature, Miss Burney,1 very quiet. Artillery Election.
1. Sarah H. Burney, Traits of Nature: A Novel, 5 vols., London, 1812.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0006-0007

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-06-07

7. VI.

Prayers, Lectures, Dr. Webster, Judge Parker,1 to Boston with { 467 } Sheafe, dine at Rouillard’s, long ride, return, find Richardson, at his room, Potter and Conversation.
1. Isaac Parker, Harvard 1786, Royall professor of law from 1816 to 1827, and chief justice of the Supreme Judicial Court from 1814 to 1830 (DAB).

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0006-0008

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-06-08

8. VIII.

Missed Prayers and Dr. Webster, attended Dr. Bigelow and Judge Parker, ride with Sheafe, Neponset, Billiards, my Uncle, return to Boston, Theatre, Tom and Jerry, Exchange, Supper, late return.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0006-0009

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-06-09

9. VIII.

Missed Prayers and Lectures, ride with Richardson, Billiards at the Franklin Hotel, Dedham, Howard and Sheafe, hot and dull, Boston, Museum,1 Exchange, Supper, late return.
1. The Boston Museum, on what was called Conduit Street, between the conduit and Roebuck Passage, for the exhibition of “curious and rare objects” (Shurtleff, Description of Boston, p. 402).

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0006-0010

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-06-10

10. VIII.

Missed Prayers and Lectures, attended Dr. Bigelow, afternoon ride with Richardson, long ride, Franklin Hotel, billiards, early return and quiet evening.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0006-0011

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-06-11

11. VIII.

Missed Prayers, and Lecture, quiet day at home, afternoon ride with Sheafe to Woburn Pavillion, return, thunder storm, darkness and fire flies, arrive safe.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0006-0012

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-06-12

12. VIII:30.

Missed Prayers, Chapel, Dr. Ware, Dr. Kirkland, quiet at home, conversation with Richardson and Sheafe, argument, Nahant.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0006-0013

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-06-13

13. VII:30.

Missed Prayers, ride with Sheafe to Nahant, Nine pins, dress for dinner, no company, Mrs. Hammond, fishing, billiards, quiet evening.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0006-0014

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-06-14

14. VII.

Nahant, Fishing and Billiards, Company, Prescott, Rowe and others, disgusting, return to fishing, quiet evening, Picquet with Sheafe.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0006-0015

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-06-15

15. VII:15.

Nahant, Billiards, arrival of Richardson and Howard shortly after, dinner, large company, Lothrop, our feelings, Cod fishing, boat, qualmish, ride to Lynn, conversation with Richardson, evening, Supper, very jovial.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0006-0016

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-06-16

16. VII.

Rain, leave Nahant, Lynn, Cambridge, thence with Sheafe to Boston, dine at the Exchange Coffee House, crowd, George, return to Cambridge.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0006-0017

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-06-17

17. VI.

Prayers, no lecture, ride to Charlestown with Richardson, Bunker Hill, Mr. Webster’s address,1 crowd, to Boston, Franklin Hotel, billiards, return to Cambridge fatigued.
1. Daniel Webster made the principal address at the laying of the cornerstone of the Bunker Hill monument. It was printed as An Address Delivered at the Laying of the Corner Stone of the Bunker Hill Monument, Boston, 1825, and went through numerous editions.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0006-0018

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-06-18

18. VII:30.

Missed Prayers, and Lecture, at home all day, quiet, Rothelan,1 reflection, evening at Sheafe’s, conversation.
1. John Galt, Rothelan: A Romance of the English Histories, 3 vols., Edinburgh, 1824.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0006-0019

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-06-19

19. VIII.

Missed Prayers, Chapel, Mr. Colman, figures, evening, to Boston with Richardson, Boston Common, Supper at the Exchange and return.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0006-0020

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-06-20

20. VIII:30.

Missed Prayers and exercises, to Boston with Sheafe, dine at the Exchange, ride to Savin Hill, Billiards, return to Boston, Theatre, Genl. La Fayette, Supper, return late.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0006-0021

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-06-21

21. IX.

Missed Prayers and exercises, ride with Howard, Roxbury, Strawberries, return, election of officers for Company, Corn. McLean, to Boston with Richardson, Exchange, return.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0006-0022

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-06-22

22. VIII.

Missed Prayers and exercises, party to the Blue Hills,1 ride with Richardson, Champagne, Howard and Sheafe, return early.
1. In Milton.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0006-0023

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-06-23

23. VIII:30.

Missed Prayers and exercises, to Boston with Richardson, dine at Rouillard’s, George, to Neponset, billiards, return to Cambridge.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0006-0024

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-06-24

24. VII:30.

Missed Prayers and exercises, morning at home, afternoon Declamation, ride with Richardson to Woburn, thence to Boston, return late to Cambridge.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0006-0025

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-06-25

25. VII:30.

Missed Prayers, unpleasant weather, at home all day, Juliet Grenville, Sheafe returns, quiet and reflection upon the past fortnight.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0006-0026

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-06-26

26. VIII.

Missed Prayers, Chapel, Dr. Ware, Dr. Kirkland, evening, pleasant ride with Richardson, conversation, Juliet Grenville.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0006-0027

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-06-27

27. VIII:20.

Missed Prayers and recitation, Lecture, Judge Parker, Law, to Boston with Richardson, George, argument. Neponset, billiards, Sheafe, strawberries, early return.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0006-0028

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-06-28

28. VI.

Prayers, recitation, Paley, a review, morning at home, sick and low spirits, private admonition for negligence, farce, at home, Conversation with Sheafe.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0006-0029

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-06-29

29. VII.

Missed Prayers and review, morning at home, Novels, Rhoda,1 ride with Sheafe, conversation, evening at home.
1. Anon., Rhoda: A Novel, 3 vols., London, 1816.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0006-0030

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-06-30

30. VI.

Prayers, recitation, Paley, a review, at home all day, finish Rhoda, Otis, conversation, Sheafe and Richardson, Lyceum Club troubles.
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