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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.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0002-0010

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).

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0004-0002-0011

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).

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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.

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Date: 1825-05-31

31. VIII.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Author: CFA
Date: 1825-06-26

26. VIII.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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