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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.

Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0001-0002-0005

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-08-05

5. VIII:40.

Arise, morning at home, Wilson’s Introductory Lecture,1 dull, billiards, large dinner, ladies, Mr. Smith and G. W. La Fayette, rather dull, evening, at home.
1. James Wilson, Introductory Lecture to a Course of Law Lectures, Phila., 1791.

Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0001-0002-0006

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-08-06

6. VIII.

Arise, morning at home, dinner early, The President and John, General La Fayette and suite all off to Virginia, evening, quiet at home.

Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0001-0002-0007

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-08-07

7. VIII:40.

Arise, not at Church during the day, resume Shakespeare, letter to George,1 quiet life at home.
1. The missing letter contained “an amusing account of the incidents of a week at Washington” (GWA, Diary, 12 Aug. 1825).

Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0001-0002-0008

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-08-08

8. IX.

Arise, morning at home, quiet, Shakespeare, letter to my Grandfather, billiards, company in the evening, Aunt Smith, Mr. Lee.

Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0001-0002-0009

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-08-09

9. VIII:41.

Arise, morning at home, Shakespeare, Commence reviewing Junius, letter to Sheafe,1 evening, ladies, billiards.
1. Missing.

Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0001-0002-0010

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-08-10

10. VIII.

Arise, morning at home, Shakespeare, Junius, billiards, evening, Mr. and Mrs. Frye. Party return from Virginia, Horse killed, trouble and fatigue.1
1. JQA recorded the accident: “On ascending the hill . . . the most spirited of my four horses fell, never again to rise. He . . . died in about three quarters of an hour” (JQA, Diary, 10 Aug. 1825).

Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0001-0002-0011

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-08-11

11. VIII.

Arise, morning at home, Shakespeare, Junius, John sick, dinner { 7 } for Genl. Lafayette, Genl. Brown, Jessup, Maj. Thayer and Capt. Nelson,1 Paragon Steam Boat, evening, Wm. Lee.
1. In addition to General Jacob Brown, the guests were Quartermaster General Thomas Sidney Jesup (1788–1860), Sylvanus Thayer (1785–1872), the superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point, and Joseph S. Nelson, of the third infantry regiment (DAB; Heitman, Register U.S. Army).
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.