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Browsing: Diary of Charles Francis Adams, Volume 2


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

Author: CFA
Date: 1828-02-26

Tuesday. 26th.

Wrote a letter to my father according to custom. Went to the Office { 217 } and found a message from Abby who was at Mr. Frothingham’s. I went immediately and spent the morning with her. She was very dull. The news from Ward is very unfavourable, and they are solitary at Medford. She left town at one. Afternoon, Hutchinson. Evening, walk, and Cicero, Executive Record. Had a slight cold.

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

Author: CFA
Date: 1828-02-27

Wednesday. 27th.

Read the Grecian philosophy as usual this morning, after which I went to the Office. The rain was pouring in torrents all day and rapidly carrying off the snow. Read Blackstone. Notwithstanding the rain I went to Medford in as much as they wanted letters and I was the only one able to convey them. The news from Baltimore is most discouraging. Mrs. Everett’s second child is quite unwell also.1 Miss Bartlett is staying with them. Abby was a little dull. This is the first time in her life that she has had any care, and it is not surprising. But I see many things in her which make me love her the more.
1. Charlotte Brooks Everett (1825–1879). See Adams Genealogy.

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

Author: CFA
Date: 1828-02-28

Thursday. 28th.

Returned to town. Called upon Miss Gorham to tell her how I had by accident lost her Note. Read Blackstone at the Office. Nothing material occurred. Hutchinson in the afternoon, a walk and my usual avocations in the evening. A very quiet day. George received letters from Washington1 which betoken a better state of things.
1. Missing.

Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0004-0002-0029

Author: CFA
Date: 1828-02-29

Friday 29th.

Morning occupied in reading as usual. Office, Blackstone. Received a letter from my Mother giving an account of the family affairs.1 They seem a little better. P. C. Brooks Jr. came in and asked me if I would go to Medford which I readily consented to do. We went out and dined so as to return before evening. Found them pretty well. On my return had a warm conversation with George which was painful but I hope will turn out for the better. Evening occupied as usual.
1. Missing.

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

Author: CFA
Date: 1828-03-01

Saturday March 1st.

Morning, writing to my Mother,1 and at the Office reading Blackstone. After dinner I went out to Medford. No news from Washington { 218 } or Baltimore. Found all the individuals as usual, and passed the evening quietly with them. Had some conversation with Abby until late.
1. Letter missing.
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2014.
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