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Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0002-0010-0012

Author: CFA
Date: 1826-08-16

16. VII:15.

Lebanon. Morning at home, Granby, spirits very low, letter to John,1 ride, shower, stupid evening.
1. Missing.

Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0002-0010-0013

Author: CFA
Date: 1826-08-17

17. VII.

Lebanon. Morning at home, billiards, ride, my Mother unwell, evening quiet and stupid.

Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0002-0010-0014

Author: CFA
Date: 1826-08-18

18. VI:50.

Lebanon. My birth day, nineteen, ride to Prospect Hill, Mr. Hill, return, dine, Champagne, arrival of the Otis family.

Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0002-0010-0015

Author: CFA
Date: 1826-08-19

19. VII.

Lebanon. Morning at home, unwell, arrival of Company, bath, evening, Otis.

Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0002-0010-0016

Author: CFA
Date: 1826-08-20

20. VII:20.

Lebanon. Morning, Church, Shaker village, singular ceremony, return, large company, Mr. van Beuren, ride.

Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0002-0010-0017

Author: CFA
Date: 1826-08-21

21. VII:25.

Lebanon. Morning at home, Billiards, Otis, the Miss Thurstons,1 evening, a ball, very stupid.
1. Possibly the daughters of Buckner Thurston, associate justice of the Supreme Court (Columbia Hist. Soc., Records, 5 [1902]:297).

Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0002-0010-0018

Author: CFA
Date: 1826-08-22

22. VI.

Lebanon. Morning, at home, ride to Hancock, Shaker village, William Gracie, afternoon, ride to Lebanon village, purchases, evening at home.

Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0002-0010-0019

Author: CFA
DateRange: 1826-08-23 - 1826-08-27

[23–27 August.]1

We went to Hudson the first day,2 and there spent the night. The next day we rode to Poughkeepsie in a way which made me exceedingly regret I was not in proper order for the Journey. I believe, had I been well, I could have enjoyed the journey. But as it was, I was anxious for home.3 The next day we went down the river to New York, and arrived in the evening after a tedious, and disgusting pas• { 77 } sage in a Steamboat. I will not detail all the painful feelings which were excited by the contending wishes of my Mother and I. Suffice it to say that in about the time for starting South, Thomas Hellen seemed as if dropped from Heaven for my relief into the Bar room of the City Hotel. I left Madame &c. in his hands, I jumped on board the Steam Boat, thanking Heaven, that I had some prospect of relief.
On Sunday Morning I arrived in Philadelphia, sent for Hopkinson, and determined to spend four or five days with him under his care. This I did and grew better every day. I passed my time very much at home, with the exception of a ride for every day with Hopkinson to some neighboring place. My spirits began gradually to rise.
1. From D/CFA/5.
2. On the way home to Washington.
3. The compelling reason behind LCA’s decision to return to Washington was CFA’s health. She wrote her husband: “Charles is quite sick and his spirits in a state of depression that makes me quite uneasy” (LCA to JQA, 21 Aug. 1826, Adams Papers).
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.