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

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-07-30

30. IV:30.

Leave Baltimore, ride to Washington, home, President’s house, family, my Mother, Billiards, evening, Mr. Hopkinson.1
1. Joseph Hopkinson, the noted lawyer and author of the patriotic anthem “Hail Columbia!,” who had been a Representative from Pennsylvania from 1815 to 1819 (Biog. Dir. Cong.).

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

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-07-31

31. VIII:30.

Washington. At home all day, conversation with the family, my Mother, John, evening, Mr. Rush.1
1. Richard Rush (1780–1859), of Philadelphia, who had served as attorney general under President Madison and, briefly, as secretary of state under President Monroe, pending the return of JQA from Europe, and who was now Secretary of the Treasury (DAB).

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

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-08-01

August. 1825. Monday. 1. VIII:45.

Washington. Arise, morning at home spent idly, General La Fayette and suite arrived, consequent trouble, dispossessed of my room, evening, a serenade.

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

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-08-02

2. VIII.

Arise, morning, ride, distributing invitations, John’s horse, billiards with ladies, large dinner, Naval Officers, rather dull, evening, a party at General Brown’s, escaped soon.

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

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-08-03

3. VIII:35.

Arise, morning at home, Hoffman’s Introductory Lecture,1 dull, billiards, large dinner, Civil Officers, Huger,2 very dull, evening at home.
1. CFA’s copy of David Hoffman’s A Lecture, Introductory to a Course of Lectures, Now Delivering in the University of Maryland, Baltimore, 1823, is in the Boston Athenaeum.
Like his brother JA2 before him, CFA was embarking on the study of law under his father’s tutelage.
2. Benjamin Huger (1805–1877), of South Carolina, who had just graduated from West Point and was beginning his long military career with the rank of second lieutenant of artillery (DAB).

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

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-08-04

4. IX.

Arise, morning at home, Hoffman’s Second Lecture,1 equally dull, General La Fayette and suite including John dined out, ride, four horses, evening, billiards.
1. CFA’s copy of David Hoffman’s A Lecture, Being the Second of a Series of Lec• { 6 } tures Introductory to a Course of Lectures Now Delivering in the University of Maryland, Baltimore, 1825, is in the Stone Library.
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, 2018.