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1829

[September 1829]

4 September 1829 CFA An accidental circumstance which deprived me of this Book at the proper Season for ... 5 September 1829 CFA Morning to the Office as soon as I found Abby had somebody with her to amuse her. Obtained ... 6 September 1829 CFA I was at home during the whole of the day. Abby would not go out to Meeting and I did not ... 7 September 1829 CFA Morning at home until ten o’clock with Abby. Then finding she had some of her friends ... 8 September 1829 CFA Arose this morning and breakfasted a little late, my wife being quite unwell. I sat with her ... 9 September 1829 CFA Morning passed very happily. To the Office but there had for the first time a little fit of ... 10 September 1829 CFA Morning to the Office as usual but I was able to do little or nothing as I had hardly seated ... 11 September 1829 CFA Morning after a deal of trouble at home, to the Office. One of the troubles of ... 12 September 1829 CFA The morning brought with it better spirits and more contented feelings. I went to the Office ... 13 September 1829 CFA Morning quietly at home writing my Journal, a thing I have not had an opportunity of doing ... 14 September 1829 CFA Morning at the Office after reading for a little while in Devereux to Abby who was suffering ... 15 September 1829 CFA Morning to the Office after some Conversation with Abby upon the circumstances of my ... 16 September 1829 CFA Morning exceedingly chilly and disagreeable, so that the house and Country seemed raw and ... 17 September 1829 CFA Morning at the Office as usual. My occupations are not now decided enough and I must take ... 18 September 1829 CFA Arose early having felt slightly unwell this morning from an attack of pain in the stomach ... 19 September 1829 CFA Morning to the Office. Finding myself in want of occupation I commenced Marshall’s Book on ... 20 September 1829 CFA I did not arise in better humour than when I retired the evening past. And I continued ... 21 September 1829 CFA Returned to town this morning in Mr. Brooks’ Carriage with him, Miss Lydia Phillips, and Mr. ... 22 September 1829 CFA Arose rather late and after breakfast which I took in my solitary way, I waited for Abby’s ... 23 September 1829 CFA Morning after leaving Abby, I went down to the Office and sat reading Marshall a large ... 24 September 1829 CFA Morning to the Office and then according to appointment to the Houses in Tremont Street to ... 25 September 1829 CFA Morning rainy and unpleasant. After lounging at home as usual considerably longer than I ... 26 September 1829 CFA Morning to the Office. Occupied in reading a little of Marshall but I did not progress much. ... 27 September 1829 CFA Morning fine but of the clear cold weather rather showing the season of November than our ... 28 September 1829 CFA The weather this morning was clear and cold and we enjoyed our ride to town notwithstanding ... 29 September 1829 CFA Morning rainy and unpleasant. I arose suffering very heavily from my cold. I do not know how ... 30 September 1829 CFA My morning after going to the Office was very much taken up by the calls of different ...

[October 1829]

1 October 1829 CFA Morning at the Office, arranging the Affairs of the Quarter. Re­ceived my father’s tax bill ... 2 October 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. Spirits rather low. I hold it silly to mention the cause for as my ... 3 October 1829 CFA Morning at the Office, after seeing at the House, Mr. Conant, one of the Tenants of the ... 4 October 1829 CFA Morning opened with heavy rain which ceased however at the time commonly fixed to go to ... 5 October 1829 CFA Morning at the Office, weather cold and blustering. On my way I called upon Mrs. Sidney ... 6 October 1829 CFA Morning cold but the weather was clear and the day fine. I went to the Office, but not early ... 7 October 1829 CFA Morning clear and weather warm, so that the weather was fine when we started for the purpose ... 8 October 1829 CFA Contrary to my expectation this morning, I found the weather very clear but with a cold ... 9 October 1829 CFA The morning arose in great beauty. The East Wind which so much troubled us yesterday had ... 10 October 1829 CFA The morning was clear but a little cold, and brought with it the close of my stay at Quincy. ... 11 October 1829 CFA Morning cloudy and clamp. Arose and passed an hour in my study in writing. After which I ... 12 October 1829 CFA Miss Oliver, the Tenant of the House in Hancock Street called to pay me her rent for one ... 13 October 1829 CFA Morning at the Office a portion of the time engaged in my usual business of looking over ... 14 October 1829 CFA Arose a little earlier and by this means succeeded in getting to the Office a little earlier ... 15 October 1829 CFA The morning afforded us one of the finest specimens of Autumnal weather, we have had this ... 16 October 1829 CFA Morning to the Office, occupied in re-examining for a final disposition the old papers and ... 17 October 1829 CFA My morning at the Office was considerably interrupted by visitors who came for different ... 18 October 1829 CFA Morning cloudy with an air chilly and uncomfortable. I attended divine service all day at Mr.... 19 October 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. Weather exceedingly warm and for the season a little unusual. I went ... 20 October 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. A man named Brown called upon me about this eternal business of ... 21 October 1829 CFA Morning clear but cold. The weather being of that fine Autumnal kind of which we have now so ... 22 October 1829 CFA I accomplished more this morning than usual before going to the Office, and my library in ... 23 October 1829 CFA Morning fine, with the ground covered with a brilliant white frost, which in it’s appearance ... 24 October 1829 CFA Morning at the Office as usual. Occupied myself in reading Marshall as much as I could, but ... 25 October 1829 CFA The morning was bright and fair and the air as mild as Summer, so that I enjoyed the day ... 26 October 1829 CFA It was impossible to desire a more agreeable day than this. The air was soft and entirely ... 27 October 1829 CFA Morning fine but colder as the warm Clouds had dissolved in rain during the night and left ... 28 October 1829 CFA Morning cool but fine. At the Office as usual and but little interrupted. A Copy of the Life ... 29 October 1829 CFA Morning chilly and many Clouds reminding us of the rapid approach of Winter. I was at my ... 30 October 1829 CFA Morning at the Office, a Cold Storm threatening us all day. I was engaged in reading the ... 31 October 1829 CFA The first incident which happened this morning was a fire, and not far from my House. We ...

[November 1829]

1 November 1829 CFA The morning was misty and wet, with the air cold and chilly. I attended Divine Service alone ... 2 November 1829 CFA I had two hours of this morning tolerably uninterrupted in which time I read much of the ... 3 November 1829 CFA Morning rainy and weather appearing much as it has done for some time back, Previous to my ... 4 November 1829 CFA Weather cleared off during the Night so that upon this morning it had turned cool and ... 5 November 1829 CFA Weather cold and affording us the experience of what here may be called the second Stage of ... 6 November 1829 CFA Weather Cold. I should like this Winter as I am now in a condition which will promise ... 7 November 1829 CFA The morning set in dark and hazy, and it soon began raining, and continued hard and steady ... 8 November 1829 CFA The rain ceased during the Night but gave way only to a high Wind and chilly weather. As we ... 9 November 1829 CFA Morning clear and pleasant for the season. As soon after breakfast as practicable we ... 10 November 1829 CFA Morning Cloudy and warm. I went to the Office as usual and passed my time in translating a ... 11 November 1829 CFA Morning fine but the Weather becoming more and more decisive. I have not yet succeeded in ... 12 November 1829 CFA Morning fine and clear. At the Office as usual. Commenced the corrected translation of the ... 13 November 1829 CFA I was obliged to rise early this morning in order to get ready to go on my expedition to ... 14 November 1829 CFA My eyes opened this morning to behold the snow lying thickly on the earth. This was to me ... 15 November 1829 CFA The morning was clear and cold. We determined to go to Medford, according to promise while ... 16 November 1829 CFA The morning was cloudy and very cold. I have not experienced a day yet which felt so ... 17 November 1829 CFA Morning cloudy, which afterwards changed and became a warm and heavy rain throughout the day ... 18 November 1829 CFA Morning cloudy but as mild as Summer. I went to the Office and was occupied much of the ... 19 November 1829 CFA My days now pass in so regular a routine, that I feel as if it was hardly necessary in my ... 20 November 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. Weather changed again and become cold. I found the glass in my room ... 21 November 1829 CFA Morning to the Office. Weather cloudy but not cold. Engaged in writing as usual some of my ... 22 November 1829 CFA Morning cloudy attended with a drizzling rain, making the day very unpleasant though quite ... 23 November 1829 CFA Morning very dark with rain. The weather unusually warm and the Storm attended with Thunder ... 24 November 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. Weather again turned off clear and cold. I went early this morning to ... 25 November 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. Weather bright and cold. I attempted a little translation but did not ... 26 November 1829 CFA Morning opened cloudy and with rain. I sat in my Study after breakfast and wrote a letter to ... 27 November 1829 CFA We returned to town this morning, my Wife in the little Carriage with my Father, myself with ... 28 November 1829 CFA Morning damp and chilly, I went to the Office unusually late. After doing my usual business ... 29 November 1829 CFA The rain poured in Torrents during the Night, and continued in a kind of drizzle throughout ... 30 November 1829 CFA The morning was delightfully clear and pleasant for us to return to town but we did not ...

[December 1829]

1 December 1829 CFA Morning at the Office a little earlier than usual. I find that I waste so much time as to ... 2 December 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. Engaged in making my Translation, which on this morning I completed, ... 3 December 1829 CFA My father left us this morning before daylight in the Providence Stage. I felt his departure ... 4 December 1829 CFA Morning at the Office as usual. Time occupied partly in reading the Edinburgh Review. This ... 5 December 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. Finished the remainder of the Edinburgh Review. This publication is ... 6 December 1829 CFA The morning opened fine and mild but continued not in the same mood. The heat of the weather ... 7 December 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. Weather cloudy with mist. I began reading over Mr. Williston’s Book ... 8 December 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. The weather was lovely, more like the softness of the latter part of ... 9 December 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. Continued my Writing which I carried on with spirit and rose from it ... 10 December 1829 CFA Mrs. Everett left us this morning. I went to the Office as usual and passed the morning. My ... 11 December 1829 CFA Morning at the Office as usual. Passed a considerable part of the morning in reading ... 12 December 1829 CFA It was cloudy with wind and rain during the day, being one of those heavy storms of which we ... 13 December 1829 CFA The morning opened clear and cold—The weather of that bracing kind which promises health and ... 14 December 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. Time passed rapidly and yet I did but little. Went to the State Bank ... 15 December 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. My time much taken up without being well able to ascertain how. I sat ... 16 December 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. The day looked fair and mild after the quantity of rain which fell ... 17 December 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. Weather quite cold but nevertheless tolerably agreeable. I was ... 18 December 1829 CFA Morning cloudy with a chill of snow in the Air. I went to the Office and passed my morning ... 19 December 1829 CFA The snow was falling gently but fast when we arose this morning but it ceased soon after I ... 20 December 1829 CFA Attended Divine Service all day, at Mr. Frothingham’s Church. The day fine for this month ... 21 December 1829 CFA Morning clear and mild as the middle of Spring. I went to the Office and busied myself as ... 22 December 1829 CFA Morning clear but rather colder than it has been. I went to the Office as usual and was ... 23 December 1829 CFA Morning at the Office. The Officer came and settled with me for Titcomb’s business which ... 24 December 1829 CFA The morning was cloudy and damp, and I did not reach my Office until it was quite late. ... 25 December 1829 CFA The day was warm but damp. I went to the Office as usual and was occupied in reading ... 26 December 1829 CFA Morning Cloudy but not disagreeable. I went to the Office, and occupied myself in looking up ... 27 December 1829 CFA Did not rise very early this morning. But I hope to be able to do so for my time now slips ... 28 December 1829 CFA The morning was cloudy when we arose, but it afterwards cleared up and became a beautiful ... 29 December 1829 CFA Morning fine. I reached the Office quite early and had a fine opportunity for work. I was ... 30 December 1829 CFA Morning at the Office as usual—The weather a continuation of the fine season of warmth we so ... 31 December 1829 CFA Morning Cloudy with a little rain, but yet quite warm. I went to the Office and was busy ...

1830

[January 1830]

1 January 1830 CFA The morning of the New Year broke bright and clear, though much colder than it had been ... 2 January 1830 CFA The weather still continued delightfully mild during the whole day. I was at the office ... 3 January 1830 CFA The morning was bright and clear though somewhat colder than I had been accustomed to for ... 4 January 1830 CFA We returned to town as early as we could make it out, which was not however before 11 ... 5 January 1830 CFA Morning at the Office. Occupied as usual in arranging my Accounts which take up considerable ... 6 January 1830 CFA Morning at the Office. As Miss Oliver this morning sent me a portion of her rent I was again ... 7 January 1830 CFA The morning was cloudy and threatened snow, but it finally cleared away and became very ... 8 January 1830 CFA Morning fine. I went to the Office as usual but was so much interrupted that I could do ... 9 January 1830 CFA Morning at the Office. Weather fine as usual. I was very busy all the time. Chapman sent ... 10 January 1830 CFA The Weather we have so much enjoyed has at last come to an end. We arose this morning in ... 11 January 1830 CFA The morning was clear but colder than any we had endured this Winter. I went to the Office ... 12 January 1830 CFA Morning cold. At the Office as usual, and engaged in doing my work upon the usual affairs, ... 13 January 1830 CFA The Weather was cold and the sky cloudy this morning when I went to the Office. It began to ... 14 January 1830 CFA Morning misty but cold. The fog seemed to attach itself to every thing and freeze as it ... 15 January 1830 CFA Weather misty, and in going to the Office, I found the sidewalks so slippery as to be in a ... 16 January 1830 CFA I find I have omitted a day. These two records must therefore be transposed in future ... 17 January 1830 CFA Morning cloudy with rain in the afternoon and evening. It was warm and not exactly ... 18 January 1830 CFA Morning at the Office. Weather tolerably cold. I dropped in to see how the Workmen came on ... 19 January 1830 CFA Morning cold and clear. At the Office where I had many persons to see me. Mr. Whitney the ... 20 January 1830 CFA The morning was dark and lowering and soon after turned into rain. I went to the Office as ... 21 January 1830 CFA The morning was bright and clear but tolerably cold. After breakfasting we came into Boston ... 22 January 1830 CFA Morning mild and pleasant. Went to the Office as usual—My time as much occupied in affairs ... 23 January 1830 CFA Morning cold but pleasant. I went to the Office as usual. Found myself occupied without ... 24 January 1830 CFA Arose very late this morning, the weather more cold than at any preceding time this Winter, ... 25 January 1830 CFA The morning opened cold and dark, the weather moderating produced snow, and the day was dull ... 26 January 1830 CFA Morning bright but cold. The severity of our Winter is coming upon us quite rapidly. But it ... 27 January 1830 CFA Morning cloudy with a chilly air. At the Office as usual and for once without interruption ... 28 January 1830 CFA Morning cold but clear. At the Office as usual occupied though not so usefully as I had ... 29 January 1830 CFA This was the coldest morning we have had this Winter—The Glass being at about zero. It is ... 30 January 1830 CFA Morning clear and cold. Went to the Office as usual. Occupied in my usual avocations though ... 31 January 1830 CFA Arose this morning to find the weather changed to intense cold. Every thing even in the ...

[February 1830]

1 February 1830 CFA The morning presented the appearance of the depth of winter. The Snow was falling heavily ... 2 February 1830 CFA The morning was cloudy and cold though not to be compared with what has preceded. I went to ... 3 February 1830 CFA Morning cloudy with snow but it soon stopped and produced a pleasant day. I went to the ... 4 February 1830 CFA Morning clear and pleasant. Went to the Office and was busy nearly the whole of my Common ... 5 February 1830 CFA Morning clear. The weather is now steady Winter, and not in itself very disagreeable. The ... 6 February 1830 CFA Morning to the Office. Weather again severely cold, although I did not feel it nearly so ... 7 February 1830 CFA Morning again severely cold. Miss Phillips who returned to us on yesterday, Abby and I ... 8 February 1830 CFA The Snow had fallen heavily and had already given to us a very considerable addition to our ... 9 February 1830 CFA Morning at the Office. Time occupied in making my record for the three preceding days which ... 10 February 1830 CFA Morning at the Office. The Weather which for three weeks past has been cold this day ... 11 February 1830 CFA The morning was warm and pleasant. Quite a change from what it has been, and the snow went ... 12 February 1830 CFA The cold was again extremely severe with us. But I have now become so much accustomed to the ... 13 February 1830 CFA Morning clear and cold. Our weather as yet does not moderate. I have very seldom known a ... 14 February 1830 CFA The morning was severely cold. I attended divine service at Mr. Frothingham’s Church in the ... 15 February 1830 CFA The weather still cold, but cloudy. Went to the Office as usual and that part of my time ... 16 February 1830 CFA The morning cloudy with a kind of drizzle which freezing when it reached the pavements made ... 17 February 1830 CFA The morning was cloudy and weather disagreeable. I went to the Office as usual first going ... 18 February 1830 CFA Morning mild and pleasant. Went to the Office as usual and to see Mr. Brooks who told me he ... 19 February 1830 CFA The morning was extremely mild and agreeable. I went to the Office and occupied myself as ... 20 February 1830 CFA Morning hazy but soon changed to a clear sun and a lovely day. I went to the Office as usual ... 21 February 1830 CFA The day was again exceeding lovely and beautiful. I attended divine service this morning and ... 22 February 1830 CFA Morning pleasant, but it turned out a damp and disagreeable day. I went to the Office and ... 23 February 1830 CFA Morning again delightful. I went to the Office, and was occupied in continuing the abstract ... 24 February 1830 CFA The morning was again clear and lovely. I went to the office however feeling heavily and not ... 25 February 1830 CFA Morning hazy but gave way to the Sun. This weather is delightful and pays for all the ... 26 February 1830 CFA Morning fine. The Weather for the past week or ten days gives new life to a man, though I ... 27 February 1830 CFA Morning at the Office. Weather mild and pleasant. I was at the Office and spent a large part ... 28 February 1830 CFA The morning was bright and fine but far colder than it has been for a long time. The weather ...

[March 1830]

1 March 1830 CFA The morning was much colder than any of the preceding for a very considerable number of ... 2 March 1830 CFA Morning cold and Cloudy, making quite a dull day. I went to the Office as usual and was ... 3 March 1830 CFA Morning cold but clear, latterly as a violent March Wind arose and dispersed the fog. I went ... 4 March 1830 CFA Morning clear, and tolerably mild. At the Office as usual, where I was occupied in reading ... 5 March 1830 CFA Morning fine. The weather like Spring. I went to the Office as usual and was occupied in ... 6 March 1830 CFA Morning cloudy and dark. I went to the Office as usual and was occupied in my usual affairs ... 7 March 1830 CFA The Morning was misty with Clouds, but mild. Immediately after breakfast, I started with my ... 8 March 1830 CFA Morning mild and clear. We returned to town from Medford and I went directly to the Office. ... 9 March 1830 CFA Morning at the Office. Weather very much changed from being mild to a tolerably severe ... 10 March 1830 CFA Morning dark and cloudy. Went to the Office as usual. But felt exceedingly dull and ... 11 March 1830 CFA Morning cloudy, but mild. Went to the Office as usual, and passed my time in writing my ... 12 March 1830 CFA Morning bright though rather cool. I went to the Office as usual and was as usual very much ... 13 March 1830 CFA Morning at the Office. The weather was hazy and became warm in the course of the day. I ... 14 March 1830 CFA The morning was cloudy and soon after breakfast it began to rain in torrents. The first ... 15 March 1830 CFA The morning was cold and clear. We returned to town, though rather late. I went directly to ... 16 March 1830 CFA Morning clear. At the Office, after inquiring and ascertaining the character of Mr. Spear. ... 17 March 1830 CFA Morning cloudy. Went to the Office as usual, but being about to try to make a settlement ... 18 March 1830 CFA Morning at the Office as usual. The weather was still rainy but cleared up bright at noon. ... 19 March 1830 CFA The day was beautiful and I went out very early in order to have an opportunity to see Mr. ... 20 March 1830 CFA Morning at the Office. The day was fine, and I walked out without my coat. The first thing I ... 21 March 1830 CFA The morning was lowering and an easterly wind made it chilly and disagreeable. In order to ... 22 March 1830 CFA The morning came in the most lovely shape of Spring, bright and warm. We returned to town ... 23 March 1830 CFA Morning as it opened surprised us with the sight of snow. After such a day as yesterday, it ... 24 March 1830 CFA Morning clear, and mild enough rapidly to dispel the snow which had only fallen to vanish. I ... 25 March 1830 CFA Morning clear and tolerably mild. Went to the Office as usual and passed my morning in ... 26 March 1830 CFA The opening of the day brought with it winter and storm. The snow was several inches deep ... 27 March 1830 CFA Morning clear and the snow began to melt with great rapidity. I went to the Office as usual ... 28 March 1830 CFA The morning was bright but chilly with a harsh March wind blowing. Immediately after ... 29 March 1830 CFA Morning mild, and had there been no snow on the ground, would have been as lovely as last ... 30 March 1830 CFA Morning mild though with an East Wind. At the Office as usual. Time passed in a rather ... 31 March 1830 CFA Morning thick and cloudy, with a slight rain and a cold Easterly wind. Went to the Office as ...

[April 1830]

1 April 1830 CFA The day was lovely, full of the softest feeling of Spring. I went to the Office early and ... 2 April 1830 CFA Morning not so pleasant, the wind being easterly. At the Office as usual. Occupied in my ... 3 April 1830 CFA Morning fine. Went to the Office expecting to have considerable time to read Marshall, but ... 4 April 1830 CFA The morning was cool but clear. After some deliberation, we decided upon going to Medford, ... 5 April 1830 CFA The day was bright and clear. We returned to town after breakfast, and I went to the Office ... 6 April 1830 CFA Morning at the Office. The Easterly winds have now set in and give the usual disagreeable ... 7 April 1830 CFA Morning cold and blustering. I went to the Office as usual. Heard of the murder of Mr. Jos. ... 8 April 1830 CFA This was the day appointed according to immemorial custom for the annual fast—One of the ... 9 April 1830 CFA Morning at the Office. The day promised fair but became gloomy and cold. I passed the larger ... 10 April 1830 CFA Morning cold and gloomy. I went to the Office and passed my time as usual in reading ... 11 April 1830 CFA The morning was cheerless and gloomy, the East Wind prevailing in all its severity at this ... 12 April 1830 CFA The dark, cold, and gloomy weather continues. We returned to town this morning, and I passed ... 13 April 1830 CFA Morning again gloomy and cold, with rain and snow. I went to the Office as usual and ... 14 April 1830 CFA Morning at the Office. Occupied in Graham’s second volume which is exceedingly interesting. ... 15 April 1830 CFA Morning at the Office. The day was mild and bright though the Easterly wind prevents any ... 16 April 1830 CFA Morning clear, but still having much in it of the East Wind. I went to the Office as usual ... 17 April 1830 CFA Morning clear but with the usual chill in the Air from the East wind which is generally ... 18 April 1830 CFA Morning clear, but with a cold and cheerless wind. I had anticipated a pleasant ride to ... 19 April 1830 CFA This was the first morning that the Spring Season had manifested itself in an unequivocal ... 20 April 1830 CFA Morning mild and like Summer. I went to the Office as usual. This weather does not produce a ... 21 April 1830 CFA The weather continues warm even to the sultry feeling of Summer. I went to the Office as ... 22 April 1830 CFA Morning at the Office. The weather grows warmer rather than more cold and begins to make us ... 23 April 1830 CFA The morning was sultry but before noon the wind changed and brought with it the chill to the ... 24 April 1830 CFA Morning cold and rainy. I went to the Office as usual and passed the morning in a manner not ... 25 April 1830 CFA Morning cold and gloomy. We doubted a considerable time as to the expediency of going to ... 26 April 1830 CFA The day was mild but exceedingly windy, so much so that upon riding back to town I felt ... 27 April 1830 CFA Morning bright and somewhat cold. Went to the Office as usual, and occupied myself in my ... 28 April 1830 CFA The morning was cool but agreeable. I went to the Office and occupied myself as usual, in ... 29 April 1830 CFA Morning delightful. Went to the Office as usual and passed my time in reading with little ... 30 April 1830 CFA Morning lovely. One of those warm days in which the body feels languid but not unpleasant. ...

[May 1830]

1 May 1830 CFA Morning very warm. Finished my last reading of my Article and all my doubts by writing a ... 2 May 1830 CFA Morning cloudy with a mild wind blowing from the South. I decided upon remaining in town ... 3 May 1830 CFA The morning commenced very mild and pleasant but did not continue so. Clouds began to ... 4 May 1830 CFA Morning cold with an Easterly wind and a heavy rain. Went to the Office and passed my ... 5 May 1830 CFA Morning clear and mild. Another of the delicious days we have had this Spring. I have never ... 6 May 1830 CFA Morning rainy but warm. The weather cleared up however very shortly afterwards and produced ... 7 May 1830 CFA Morning clear with a cool West Wind blowing pretty strong. I went to the Office as usual and ... 8 May 1830 CFA Morning fine although the weather was very considerably cold. I went to the Office after ... 9 May 1830 CFA The morning was fine but cold, and there had been a slight frost which tinged the leaves of ... 10 May 1830 CFA Morning bright but very cold, for the season. There was a frost more severe than that ... 11 May 1830 CFA The weather was cold and cheerless, and Abby was quite sick with a head ach so that I felt ... 12 May 1830 CFA Morning clear and a little pleasanter, but still somewhat cheerless. This weather coming ... 13 May 1830 CFA Morning cloudy, and threatening rain, which however did not come on heavily during the day. ... 14 May 1830 CFA Morning dark with heavy rain. Went to the Office as usual. No letters from my father which I ... 15 May 1830 CFA Morning cloudy, but it cleared up in the course of the day into very fine weather. At the ... 16 May 1830 CFA The morning was fine but the air cold. The Wind having again become somewhat easterly. We ... 17 May 1830 — 31 December 1831 CFA He, that hath passed the day without attention to the task assigned him, may be certain, ... 17 May 1830 CFA Upon commencing another Volume, I always feel disposed to attempt some new method of keeping ... 18 May 1830 CFA Morning cloudy and dull but subsequently cleared up. At the Office rather earlier than usual ... 19 May 1830 CFA Morning bright. Went to the Office as usual, and sat down to my translation in which I made ... 20 May 1830 CFA Morning delightfully pleasant. Went to the Office and occupied myself a short time in ... 21 May 1830 CFA Morning clear but cool. Went to the Office after calling at several places to see about the ... 22 May 1830 CFA My letters received last evening discomposed me very considerably. They changed my plans ... 23 May 1830 CFA My wife was so unwell this Morning that we did not make any attempt to leave town. I went to ... 24 May 1830 CFA Morning quite cold and the wind became Easterly and comfortless. We pay for our fine days in ... 25 May 1830 CFA Morning cloudy and cold. The Weather for some time past has been of the most disagreeable ... 26 May 1830 CFA This being the day regularly assigned for the organization of the new Government of the ... 27 May 1830 CFA The morning was very pleasant, but the usual change took place at noon, and we were chilled ... 28 May 1830 CFA Morning bright and pleasant. I went to the Office as usual and passed a great part of my ... 29 May 1830 CFA Morning cloudy and threatening rain. After reading as much of Prior as possible, I went to ... 30 May 1830 CFA Morning mild, damp but warm. We attended Divine Service all day and heard a certain Mr. ... 31 May 1830 CFA The morning was clear and cool. On the whole the month of May this year has been far from ...

[June 1830]

1 June 1830 CFA Morning cloudy, damp and cold. Went to the Office as usual, and busied myself about my ... 2 June 1830 CFA The morning was lovely, giving us the first specimen we have had of Summer Weather for some ... 3 June 1830 CFA Morning clear and warm. I went down to my Office early in order to find out something in ... 4 June 1830 CFA Morning warm and pleasant. I did not feel very well myself as my Nerves had been disarranged ... 5 June 1830 CFA My Cook came in from Quincy with my father’s man Kirke, and I had to obtain several things ... 6 June 1830 CFA Morning cloudy and cold. After breakfast we concluded upon going to Medford today as the ... 7 June 1830 CFA Morning damp, and warm. We left Medford after breakfast, to return to town. I did not go to ... 8 June 1830 CFA Arose and found that instead of a bright day we were having a very heavy rain, with a warm ... 9 June 1830 CFA The morning was cloudy but turned off quite fine. I began another undertaking this morning ... 10 June 1830 CFA The weather was rainy and unsettled during the morning and cleared off in the afternoon. My ... 11 June 1830 CFA A very fine day at last. At the Office after having gone down to see Hollis and the Houses ... 12 June 1830 CFA Morning fine and beginning to be quite warm. Went to the Office where I did very little ... 13 June 1830 CFA Mild rain until twelve when it cleared off and by evening became cold. Attended divine ... 14 June 1830 CFA Morning at Medford with the weather mild and pleasant. As soon after breakfast as possible ... 15 June 1830 CFA Morning at Quincy, instead of rain as we expected, we found a warm sun and a summer’s day. ... 16 June 1830 CFA Morning warm, but the wind changed to the eastward in a little while and a thunder shower in ... 17 June 1830 CFA Morning warm but the weather soon gave way to an East Wind which chilled the Air for the ... 18 June 1830 CFA The morning was cloudy with cold wind and damp air. We left Medford with an uncomfortable ... 19 June 1830 CFA Morning warm. Went to Boston, and passed my time as usual in a variety of occupations, first ... 20 June 1830 CFA The morning began with a violent rain. So it has been for several successive Sundays. We (My ... 21 June 1830 CFA The morning was cloudy, and the day attended with rain and a cold Easterly wind. After some ... 22 June 1830 CFA As the weather was clear, and my father had business in town, we concluded to go in my Gig. ... 23 June 1830 CFA Morning clear and cool. Rode to town and passed all the morning as usual in a variety of ... 24 June 1830 CFA Morning fine. Rode to town as usual. In reading the Newspaper I was very much struck with an ... 25 June 1830 CFA Morning fine. The Summer Weather seems to have set in at last. Went to town as usual and was ... 26 June 1830 CFA Morning fine. My Wife and I left Quincy this morning for some days intending to make a stay ... 27 June 1830 CFA Morning fine and warm. These two have been the first days in which the weather could be ... 28 June 1830 CFA Morning very warm. I tried this morning Mr. Brooks’ shower bath before breakfast and found ... 29 June 1830 CFA Morning to town. At the Office nearly all day, busy in preparing my Quarterly Accounts, ... 30 June 1830 CFA Morning fine, but it seems now hardly possible to go through a day without some rain. I went ...

[July 1830]

1 July 1830 CFA Morning to town. Mr. Frothingham accompanied me. We agree very well on all subjects ... 2 July 1830 CFA Morning clear and warm. I arose very early to enjoy the freshness of the morning air. After ... 3 July 1830 CFA Morning cloudy and warm. I took my last Shower bath. I have enjoyed them every day this week ... 4 July 1830 CFA This is the great Anniversary of the Nation, and as it comes on Sunday, it would cheat ... 5 July 1830 CFA The morning threatened to be warm but a pleasant East Wind came in time to cool us. I ... 6 July 1830 CFA Morning clear and very warm. I rode to town with the other Horse in my Gig who has been sick.... 7 July 1830 CFA Morning warm. Rode to town as usual. At the Office regulating my Accounts both as Agent and ... 8 July 1830 CFA The morning was cloudy, which became afterwards rain. Robert Buchanan went into town with ... 9 July 1830 CFA Morning cold and cloudy. I rode to town with my Wife who came in for a Bath. At the Office ... 10 July 1830 CFA Morning to town as usual. Passed my morning in writing and reading the North American Review.... 11 July 1830 CFA Morning fine. Attended Divine Service all day and heard Mr. Whitney preach a couple of ... 12 July 1830 CFA The weather was cold and disagreeable. The wind from the Eastward brought a driving sea ... 13 July 1830 CFA The day was so rainy and disagreeable that I concluded not to go to town at all. My time was ... 14 July 1830 CFA The morning was clear and as the Clouds that remained from yesterday were passing away, they ... 15 July 1830 CFA The morning was bright and clear. I arose early this morning in order to fulfil my agreement ... 16 July 1830 CFA The morning was very warm, and I was feeling not a little, the influence of yesterday’s sun, ... 17 July 1830 CFA The day appeared as warm as any of the preceding, being entitled to the rank of our hottest ... 18 July 1830 CFA The heat had not relaxed in it’s intensity this morning. I have rarely felt the Sun more ... 19 July 1830 CFA The day was warm but an Easterly wind arose about the middle of the day to make it much more ... 20 July 1830 CFA The weather does not seem to moderate materially, but the East wind which rises in the day ... 21 July 1830 CFA Morning exceedingly warm. I rode to town without being at all aware of the severe nature of ... 22 July 1830 CFA Another excessively hot day, so much so that I felt unable to advise my Wife to keep her ... 23 July 1830 CFA The weather changed during the night and this morning we found it quite cool with an ... 24 July 1830 CFA The morning was cloudy and from the exhaustion of last week I probably slept much more ... 25 July 1830 CFA The Morning was as warm as any during the Summer, but it cooled off with rain and a thunder ... 26 July 1830 CFA The morning was cloudy and damp with a slight drizzling rain. I rode into Boston very ... 27 July 1830 CFA The morning was very damp and wet. I had felt a slight twinge in the bowels upon getting up, ... 28 July 1830 CFA Morning damp and stormy. This weather seems disposed to hold out a prodigious length of time.... 29 July 1830 CFA The morning was damp and rainy, so much so that Mr. Brooks decided upon not going to town. ... 30 July 1830 CFA The morning opened with continued rain. This is the fifth day that we have not seen the Sun. ... 31 July 1830 CFA The day was not perfectly pleasant though clear—An East Wind coming with a peculiar chill ...

[August 1830]

1 August 1830 CFA Morning cloudy but more mild. The season is not by any means settled. We all attended Divine ... 2 August 1830 CFA Morning cloudy but it cleared away and became pleasant in a short time. I rode to town as ... 3 August 1830 CFA Morning to town. Weather cloudy and it rained a little. I was very busy during the day, ... 4 August 1830 CFA Morning fine. Rode to town as usual and went to the Office. After remaining there some time ... 5 August 1830 CFA As Mr. Frothingham did not go to town today I concluded not to go in my own conveyance but ... 6 August 1830 CFA Morning pleasant. I have resumed my practice of taking the Shower bath before breakfast ... 7 August 1830 CFA Morning cloudy, but it cleared up afterwards and became warm. Rode to town. My horse gave me ... 8 August 1830 CFA Morning sultry. I did rejoice at the recurrence of this day, as somehow or other I was ... 9 August 1830 CFA Morning pleasant. Rode to town as usual. Prepared at my Office a Petition to compound with a ... 10 August 1830 CFA Morning cool and cloudy, but it cleared away subsequently. Rode to town as usual and went to ... 11 August 1830 CFA The morning was cool, but as Mr. Brooks went to town alone I thought I would accompany him ... 12 August 1830 CFA Morning warm and pleasant, but my Wife was so unwell this morning with the disease incident ... 13 August 1830 CFA Morning quite cool, so that it required a little courage to go into the bath. I have upon ... 14 August 1830 CFA Morning pleasant. Rode to town as usual. My time very much taken up, first by going to the ... 15 August 1830 CFA Morning mild and pleasant. I attended at Meeting during the whole of the day and heard Mr. B.... 16 August 1830 CFA I rode to town this morning more rapidly than usual as my horse was changed for a much more ... 17 August 1830 CFA Morning to town as usual. Weather cloudy and warm. I thought I would take this opportunity ... 18 August 1830 CFA This is my Birthday Anniversary. And it has been usual with me to take the occasion to ... 19 August 1830 CFA The Morning was extremely beautiful, and as my father was desirous of going to town to a ... 20 August 1830 CFA Morning delightful. Our weather now is extremely agreeable, being neither too warm nor too ... 21 August 1830 CFA Morning very clear and pleasant. Robert Buchanan went with me to town as he wished to see a ... 22 August 1830 CFA The morning was cloudy and damp as if it had been raining during the night. I walked into ... 23 August 1830 CFA Morning cloudy. Rode to town as usual. At the Office where I performed my usual duties. ... 24 August 1830 CFA Morning fair. Rode to town accompanied by my Wife. Left her at the Bath and went myself to ... 25 August 1830 CFA The morning was raw and blustering. As I had agreed to accompany Robert Buchanan to ... 26 August 1830 CFA The morning opened very dark with a high wind, which in the course of the day increased to a ... 27 August 1830 CFA The Weather looked so exceedingly doubtful that I did not feel very secure to move and in ... 28 August 1830 CFA The morning was clear and became very warm. I rode to town and passed a great deal of my ... 29 August 1830 CFA Morning clear and pleasant. My Mother is again down with the Erisypelas and confined to her ... 30 August 1830 CFA Morning cloudy and threatening rain. I went to town nevertheless and was busy all the ... 31 August 1830 CFA Morning pleasant. Abby accompanied me to town to see her Sister Mrs. Sidney Brooks who is ...

[September 1830]

1 September 1830 CFA Morning cool but pleasant. Rode to town as usual and passed my Morning in my common ... 2 September 1830 CFA After arriving in town, I spent all my Morning in overlooking the taking in my Coal at my ... 3 September 1830 CFA This is the Anniversary of my marriage, one year has passed since that time and I can look ... 4 September 1830 CFA My Catalogue wanted so much of being finished that I concluded to remain at home today and ... 5 September 1830 CFA The morning was clear and pleasant. My mother, wife and I attended divine Service and heard ... 6 September 1830 CFA As our things were so numerous as not to be easily manageable in one day’s transportation ... 7 September 1830 CFA The morning opened dark and cloudy. So much so that I felt myself obliged to advise Abby to ... 8 September 1830 CFA The rain poured all day and precluded the possibility of our moving an inch. So that I made ... 9 September 1830 CFA It seemed as if Rain was the order of the day for we found no cessation of it, and were ... 10 September 1830 CFA Morning still cloudy and threatening. Mr. Frothingham accompanied me to town and I went to ... 11 September 1830 CFA Morning pleasant. Mr. Frothingham rode to town with me to remain over Sunday. I went to my ... 12 September 1830 CFA I have resumed the practice of taking Shower baths since coming to Medford although the ... 13 September 1830 CFA Morning cloudy but with a cold East Wind, which was extremely disagreeable. I took the Bath ... 14 September 1830 CFA Morning cloudy and cold, with a drizzle from the Eastward. Went to town as usual. My first ... 15 September 1830 CFA Morning extremely fine, one of the first which we have had, for I rarely recollect a Season ... 16 September 1830 CFA Morning fine but cool. I rode to town as usual and was occupied at my Office. Went to the ... 17 September 1830 CFA As this was the day destined for the Celebration of the Anniversary of the settlement of ... 18 September 1830 CFA Morning fine but rather cold—There being quite a sharp frost. I took a bath but found the ... 19 September 1830 CFA Morning clear but so cool that I declined taking the Bath. I attended divine service at Mr. ... 20 September 1830 CFA Morning to town with Mr. Brooks. Weather fine but cool. At the Office nearly all the morning ... 21 September 1830 CFA Morning tolerably pleasant although there was a pretty thick fog came up from the Eastward ... 22 September 1830 CFA Morning cloudy and cold, threatening a storm. Rode to town as usual, and passed a large part ... 23 September 1830 CFA Morning cloudy but rather warm. Mr. Frothingham accompanied me to Boston which was pleasant ... 24 September 1830 CFA Morning remarkably fine, the air being warm and soft. I went to town accompanied by Mr. ... 25 September 1830 CFA Morning very thick with mist from the Eastward, and so damp that I felt pleased with my ... 26 September 1830 CFA The morning was exceedingly rainy and disagreeable so that the whole family remained at home.... 27 September 1830 CFA Not during the whole Summer has there been a more beautiful morning than this was. The Sun ... 28 September 1830 CFA Morning fine. Arose early and devoted an hour to pursuing the Catalogue of my books at my ... 29 September 1830 CFA Morning fine. My present time of rising is with the Sun, and on the whole I think this is ... 30 September 1830 CFA Morning fine but pretty cool reminding us of the approach of Winter. Went to the Office as ...

[October 1830]

1 October 1830 CFA This is the finest season of the year with us. The weather is clear though cold in the ... 2 October 1830 CFA Morning delightful. Went to the Office. Occupied a considerable time in making out my ... 3 October 1830 CFA Morning clear but cold with a blustering wind which reminded us strongly of the approach of ... 4 October 1830 CFA The morning fine and clear again. After breakfast we made ready to return to Boston. My ... 5 October 1830 CFA Morning delightful, the air being a little warmer than it had been. I occupied my time as ... 6 October 1830 CFA Morning pleasant as usual. Went down to the Office and prepared my statement and other ... 7 October 1830 CFA Morning cool. Arose quite early and started immediately after breakfast for Weston according ... 8 October 1830 CFA Morning clear but rather cooler than it had been and so much so that I felt very much the ... 9 October 1830 CFA Morning cloudy and it soon after began to rain, which lasted through the day. At the Office ... 10 October 1830 CFA Morning cloudy but became pleasant. My father and Mother left us this morning after ... 11 October 1830 CFA Morning extremely mild and pleasant. Went to the Office as usual and occupied myself in ... 12 October 1830 CFA Morning delicious. I finished this morning the work of making the Catalogue and now it only ... 13 October 1830 CFA Morning cloudy and soon broke into a regular, steady rain. We reached home however in good ... 14 October 1830 CFA Morning at the Office as usual. My wife was not well and confined to her room. Mr. Grosvenor ... 15 October 1830 CFA Morning cloudy with occasional rain. The weather altogether being more like May than October.... 16 October 1830 CFA Morning at the Office. Occupied in writing my Journal, reading Minot and reflecting upon the ... 17 October 1830 CFA The day was very beautiful, being fine Autumn weather. I attended Divine Service both ... 18 October 1830 CFA The day opened cloudy and soon settled into a regular rain. My Mother however finished her ... 19 October 1830 CFA The day was cloudy and dull. I went to the Office and passed my time in sorting the papers ... 20 October 1830 CFA Morning beautiful and mild. I went to the Office as usual, and passed my time a little ... 21 October 1830 CFA Morning clear again after the showery weather which came on last Evening. I went to the ... 22 October 1830 CFA Morning clear and pleasant. At the Office as usual. Occupied in my Occupations of account ... 23 October 1830 CFA Morning clear and cool. Went to the Office and was busy all the morning at it, reading Mr. ... 24 October 1830 CFA Morning clear but showing the advances of Winter upon us. The Country looks bleak and ... 25 October 1830 CFA Morning clear and pleasant but cold. After breakfast we returned to town with Mr. Brooks in ... 26 October 1830 CFA Morning quite cold. After breakfast and the half hour to which I have now become limited in ... 27 October 1830 CFA Morning thick, but it cleared away mild and pleasant. Went to the Office as usual and busied ... 28 October 1830 CFA Morning foggy and thick, but it cleared away and became a mild and beautiful day. I went to ... 29 October 1830 CFA Morning bright and exhibiting all the beauty of Winter commencing. With us this Autumnal ... 30 October 1830 CFA Morning clear, beautiful weather. I went to the Office after walking up to see what was to ... 31 October 1830 CFA Morning cloudy but the day was clear, mild and beautiful. I attended with Abby in the ...

[November 1830]

1 November 1830 CFA It rained this morning but the weather was very mild and pleasant. I went to the Office and ... 2 November 1830 CFA Morning clear and mild. After writing a little while I went to the Office as usual and was ... 3 November 1830 CFA This was the day fixed for the sale of the Wood at Weston. But it looked so cloudy and dark ... 4 November 1830 CFA Morning clear after the Storm, though I felt heated and with a slight cold which did not do ... 5 November 1830 CFA Morning clear and cold. Went to see the Tenements which are undergoing pretty thorough ... 6 November 1830 CFA Morning at the Office. Occupied myself in writing, making up Accounts, and reading Mons. ... 7 November 1830 CFA Morning dark and cloudy, so much so that I doubted the expediency of starting for Quincy, ... 8 November 1830 CFA Weather dark and gloomy. I went to the Office as usual and occupied myself first in writing ... 9 November 1830 CFA The day was cloudy with rain. I went to the Office and busied myself all the morning in ... 10 November 1830 CFA Morning still cloudy and dark. I have not progressed much since my review took me away from ... 11 November 1830 CFA This day presented no pleasanter prospect to us than either of the preceding—The wind still ... 12 November 1830 CFA The dark and dismal weather still continues without improvement. My spirits are not at this ... 13 November 1830 CFA Nothing but rain. I went to the Office and was busy in digesting matter for the discussion ... 14 November 1830 CFA Astonishing how the weather holds on stormy. It was as bad today as it has been at any time. ... 15 November 1830 CFA The day was not an improvement upon any of the preceding. I went to the Office as usual and ... 16 November 1830 CFA The wind changed and the weather which had been hazy became at last pretty clear. The Sun ... 17 November 1830 CFA The morning was fair and uncommonly mild. Our season here has been altogether of a soft ... 18 November 1830 CFA This was at last a clear day, and it was mild and beautiful indeed. Hitherto we have ... 19 November 1830 CFA Morning pleasant. Went to the Office as usual and occupied my time upon the German Grammar, ... 20 November 1830 CFA The day was pleasant, although it afterwards became cloudy. I went to the Office as usual, ... 21 November 1830 CFA The morning was clear but cold. I passed the day very quietly, heard Mr. Whitney preach ... 22 November 1830 CFA The day opened in darkness and clouds. After breakfast it commenced raining and held on so ... 23 November 1830 CFA The morning was clear and only cool. I went to the Office as usual after a little progress ... 24 November 1830 CFA Morning cloudy with occasional rain. I went to the Office as usual and occupied myself in a ... 25 November 1830 CFA Our weather today was violently stormy notwithstanding the long continuation of the bad ... 26 November 1830 CFA The air had a much colder feeling this morning, and more suitable to the advanced period of ... 27 November 1830 CFA Morning clear and much colder than heretofore. I went to the Office as usual and received a ... 28 November 1830 CFA The day was a very fine one. I attended Divine Service all day, and heard Mr. Stetson preach ... 29 November 1830 CFA The morning was cloudy and cold. It cleared away however in the course of the day. We ... 30 November 1830 CFA Much to my surprise, I found the day as stormy as that on Thursday. The rain set in from the ...

[December 1830]

1 December 1830 CFA Morning cloudy but the weather became gradually mild and clear. I went down to the Market to ... 2 December 1830 CFA This was the regular day allotted by the State Authorities according to custom, to the ... 3 December 1830 CFA The day was warm but threatened with many Clouds. I spent more than an hour after breakfast, ... 4 December 1830 CFA Morning opened very fine, for which I was very glad as I hoped it would afford a fine ... 5 December 1830 CFA Another fine day which I hope my Mother will be induced to improve, and thus take her out of ... 6 December 1830 CFA The morning was dark and cloudy and it commenced raining, changed afterwards to Snow and ... 7 December 1830 CFA I find I have got into a regular practice of beginning my daily Journal with an Account of ... 8 December 1830 CFA Morning mild and clear but it clouded up before midday. I awoke with a most excruciating ... 9 December 1830 CFA Morning clouds and rain. But the latter stopped soon. My head did not feel perfectly clear ... 10 December 1830 CFA Morning clear and very windy. I went to the Office as usual and was busy in my common way ... 11 December 1830 CFA Morning clear and pleasant. I went to the Office as usual and was occupied first in reading ... 12 December 1830 CFA Morning bright but quite cold. The weather appears now to have become tolerably settled, and ... 13 December 1830 CFA Morning clear and quite cold. I went down first to see the Irish Woman, Tenant of my ... 14 December 1830 CFA Morning cold and cloudy. I went down on my usual walk to see my Irish Tenant, and thence ... 15 December 1830 CFA Morning cloudy and warm with heavy rains, which came on at intervals more like the Summer ... 16 December 1830 CFA Morning clear and cold. I walked down to the Tenements to get out my annoyance of an Irish ... 17 December 1830 CFA Morning bright and clear. I went to the Office after having paid my usual visit to the ... 18 December 1830 CFA Morning at the Office as usual. Received a letter from my Mother at Philadelphia but in the ... 19 December 1830 CFA The Weather was hazy and portended snow which however did not begin to fall until evening, ... 20 December 1830 CFA Morning cloudy and cold. Snow though not in large quantities had fallen during the night. I ... 21 December 1830 CFA Winter in Mr. Sparks almanack is said to begin today, and certainly the weather looked not ... 22 December 1830 CFA This was the coldest morning, we have yet experienced this year, and is no very pleasant ... 23 December 1830 CFA This morning was colder than yesterday and on the whole affords a bitter specimen of the ... 24 December 1830 CFA Much milder weather this morning. I went down to the Office as usual. Found there a letter ... 25 December 1830 CFA Christmas day and a very stormy one. It did not prevent me from going to the Office as I ... 26 December 1830 CFA This was a lovely day more like the softer air of the Spring Season than the weather common ... 27 December 1830 CFA The day was one of heavy and constant rain and very dark. I went to the Office as usual and ... 28 December 1830 CFA Morning mild and pleasant. Went to the Office as usual, and received a letter from my father ... 29 December 1830 CFA The day was a very pleasant one, and seems to be paying with the rest of our present week ... 30 December 1830 CFA Another very pleasant day. I went to the Office as usual and spent my time in preparing my ... 31 December 1830 CFA Morning dark and rainy. I went to the Office as usual, and was very much occupied in ...

1831

[January 1831]

1 January 1831 CFA Another year has come upon us, and has opened opportunity for reflection. The past is matter ... 2 January 1831 CFA The day was pleasant although the weather was cool. I attended Meeting with my Wife in the ... 3 January 1831 CFA Morning pleasant. I went to the Office, and was occupied nearly the whole of the morning in ... 4 January 1831 CFA Morning doubtful but the present is an uncommonly mild time. I forgot yesterday to mention a ... 5 January 1831 CFA Morning very mild but inclining to rain, which came in torrents in the course of the ... 6 January 1831 CFA Morning very bright and clear, but somewhat colder than it has been. I went to the Office as ... 7 January 1831 CFA Morning bright and clear. Mr. Ayer brought me this morning his Account which was not a ... 8 January 1831 CFA Morning clear. Mr. Ayer called after my leaving my House and followed me to the Office from ... 9 January 1831 CFA Winter having kept off so long again comes down upon us with great force. The earth was ... 10 January 1831 CFA This Snow makes every thing cheerless, and my walk to the Office very disagreeable. I went ... 11 January 1831 CFA The Snow was thick enough to make very good sleighing, and the Streets looked very lively. I ... 12 January 1831 CFA Morning cloudy and mild, but it cleared off and became colder during the day. I went to the ... 13 January 1831 CFA The Season began again to show itself this morning in a severe degree of Cold. I went to the ... 14 January 1831 CFA Morning cold again and clear. I went to the Office as usual and occupied myself with writing.... 15 January 1831 CFA It had been the intention for us to go to Medford and pass the Sunday, but we had not arisen ... 16 January 1831 CFA The Storm had abated very little when we arose this morning, and it continued during the ... 17 January 1831 CFA The Streets presented quite an extraordinary appearance this morning as the snow lay piled ... 18 January 1831 CFA Morning clear and pleasant. I went to the Office where after arranging my Accounts and ... 19 January 1831 CFA Morning clear and pleasant. Went to the Office as usual and was busy in writing my Journal, ... 20 January 1831 CFA The Weather looked very much as if it was going to give us snow for the day, but instead, ... 21 January 1831 CFA The coldest morning we have yet experienced. This may be considered as a truly bitter winter.... 22 January 1831 CFA It had been the intention this morning to go to Medford, but our eyes were again saluted ... 23 January 1831 CFA This was a severely cold morning. The winter has now set in with all vigour. We have snow as ... 24 January 1831 CFA This morning was colder than any we had yet experienced. I do not know how long this is ... 25 January 1831 CFA The weather gave a very little, but it was still cold. I decided upon going to Quincy at all ... 26 January 1831 CFA Morning clear but rather more moderate than it has been. I went to the Office as usual and ... 27 January 1831 CFA Morning at the Office as usual but my time as unsatisfactorily accounted for as at any time. ... 28 January 1831 CFA Morning at the Office. The weather having very much moderated, is no trifling source of ... 29 January 1831 CFA Morning at the Office. My time as usual frittered away, for what with one thing and another, ... 30 January 1831 CFA Morning chilly but fair weather. I went to Meeting all day, accompanied by my Wife in the ... 31 January 1831 CFA Morning mild and clear. Went to the Office as usual, and from thence to a Meeting of the ...

[February 1831]

1 February 1831 CFA The morning opened with another Snow Storm which bid fair to add considerably to the mass ... 2 February 1831 CFA Morning very mild, the snow melting pretty rapidly. I went to the Office as usual and was ... 3 February 1831 CFA Morning at the Office, weather quite mild. Went down directly to attend at the meeting of ... 4 February 1831 CFA Morning at the Office. Nothing to interrupt me as a Southerly rain had set in which ... 5 February 1831 CFA A part of the morning was devoted to Marketing so that after writing my Journal and the ... 6 February 1831 CFA Morning cold and clear. I went to Meeting all day, and heard in the morning a Sermon from Mr.... 7 February 1831 CFA Morning at the Office. Busy as usual in my avocations and had very little time to pursue my ... 8 February 1831 CFA Morning at the Office as usual. Occupied in my common avocations for the first hour. Mr. ... 9 February 1831 CFA The Weather is now a pretty steady general cold, and for Winter is on the whole not bad, ... 10 February 1831 CFA Morning cold. At the Office as usual, where I spent my time in the occupations usual with ... 11 February 1831 CFA Morning as usual at the Office. But my time was passed in a singular way. The interruptions ... 12 February 1831 CFA Morning cold and clear. I went to the Office as usual and occupied myself with my Journal, ... 13 February 1831 CFA The weather is steady and cold. No material variation in the Thermometer from about eight or ... 14 February 1831 CFA Morning cool again. Went to the Office as usual and was occupied with my usual affairs a ... 15 February 1831 CFA Morning at the Office as usual—After going to Market which made my time nearly eleven ... 16 February 1831 CFA The Winter which has been extremely severe on the whole, is now drawing to a close. This day ... 17 February 1831 CFA Morning beautifully mild and warm even. This seems to give us a taste of a new Season. I ... 18 February 1831 CFA Morning cold again and perhaps more trying to the feelings from the change we experienced ... 19 February 1831 CFA Morning delightfully mild and pleasant. I went to the Office as usual and passed my time in ... 20 February 1831 CFA Morning quite cold. I finished the fourth volume of Drake’s Essays and the literary life of ... 21 February 1831 CFA Morning almost as cold as ever. I went to the Office as usual and passed some time in ... 22 February 1831 CFA Morning mild and tolerably pleasant. I went to the Office as usual and was engaged in my ... 23 February 1831 CFA Morning rainy and warm. The Snow began to go off in quantity and gave us some intimation of ... 24 February 1831 CFA Morning cold again. These alternations of weather are not so pleasant. The Winter still ... 25 February 1831 CFA Morning cold. Went to the Office as usual, and after performing my daily matters, I busied ... 26 February 1831 CFA Morning clear and pleasant. The Sun is gaining the Battle. I went to the Office as usual and ... 27 February 1831 CFA Morning delightful. The Snow is now rapidly making it’s disappearance and we hope soon to ... 28 February 1831 CFA Morning clear and delightfully mild again. This weather is I hope the advance of an early ...