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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.
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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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