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

Author: CFA
Date: 1826-02-28

28. IX:30.

Morning at home, weather unpleasant, Funeral of Mr. Gaillard of S.C.,1 evening with the family, Conundrums, Executive Records.
1. John Gaillard, who had served as Senator from South Carolina since 1804, died on 26 February 1826 (Biog. Dir. Cong.).

Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0002-0003-0001

Author: CFA
Date: 1826-03-01

March 1826. Wednesday. I. IX.

At home all day, weather bad, Blackstone, evening with the family, dull and gloomy.

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

Author: CFA
Date: 1826-03-02

2. IX.

Morning at home, Blackstone, my mother sick, evening, Ball at Mr. Vaughan’s, profusion of Champagne, John, exhibition of feelings.

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

Author: CFA
Date: 1826-03-03

3. IX:15.

Morning at home, Blackstone, walk with Johnson Hellen, dinner party at home, Lawyers, Mr. F. S. Key and Mr. Knapp,1 evening party at Mrs. Wirt’s, music.
1. Francis Scott Key (1779–1843), the Georgetown lawyer who wrote “The Star Spangled Banner” (DAB), and, presumably, Samuel L. Knapp, a Boston attorney (Mass. Register, 1826, p. 39).

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

Author: CFA
Date: 1826-03-04

4. IX:30.

Morning at home, Blackstone, Newspapers, idleness, dinner, Charles King, amusing, evening at home.

Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0002-0003-0005

Author: CFA
Date: 1826-03-05

5. IX:30.

At home all day, letters, to Richardson and George,1 dinner, Mr. Connel of Philadelphia, rather dull, evening at home.
1. Both missing.

Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0002-0003-0006

Author: CFA
Date: 1826-03-06

6. IX:10.

Morning at home, Blackstone, weather fine, ride with John, evening, walk, W. B. Lee, Executive Record.

Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0002-0003-0007

Author: CFA
Date: 1826-03-07

7. IX:15.

Weather rainy, to the Capitol, Miss Maese, Mr. Cambreleng, Mr. Storrs, hot debate,1 evening at home.
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1. As the House of Representatives continued to debate the proposed constitutional amendment which would have changed the method of electing the President (see entries for 15 and 17 Feb., above), Churchill Caldom Cambreleng (1786–1862), a New York Representative who led the opposition to JQA’s administration, strongly advocated the amendment and, in the course of his remarks, animadverted upon the “singular eccentricity” of Henry Randolph Storrs, his New York colleague, in opposing the proposal. Storrs replied in kind, calling Cambreleng one of the “hungry expectants” who beset the government with requests for office (Register of Debates in Congress, 19 Cong., 1 sess., 2:1543–1553).
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