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1831

[March 1831]

1 March 1831 CFA The soft weather still continues. I went to the Office as usual and passed my time rather ... 2 March 1831 CFA Morning mild again. The continuance of this weather shows a final stop to the Winter. And ... 3 March 1831 CFA Morning mild and cloudy but it did not rain. I found myself oppressed with a severe cold ... 4 March 1831 CFA The Celebration of this day by the firing of Cannon strikes me as a new practice. It is ... 5 March 1831 CFA Morning mild. Went to the Office as usual. Engaged during much of the time in reading the ... 6 March 1831 CFA Morning cloudy and chill. It hailed a little and then rained. Nobody went to Meeting but I ... 7 March 1831 CFA Morning mild and pleasant. I went to the Office as usual and was busy in reading and ... 8 March 1831 CFA The day was pleasant though much colder than it has been heretofore. I went to the Office so ... 9 March 1831 CFA Morning at the Office. Weather fine. Before I had completed my daily Diary, I was ... 10 March 1831 CFA Morning fine. Our Weather is uncommonly pleasant for this month. I suffered a little from ... 11 March 1831 CFA Morning fine. I went to the Office as usual. Received from my Father a bundle of Papers, ... 12 March 1831 CFA Morning clear and pleasant. I went to the Office as usual. Nothing material took place. I ... 13 March 1831 CFA A lovely Morning. My Wife went out with me to Meeting this morning and we heard Mr. Walker ... 14 March 1831 CFA Morning at the Office after an hours reading of Buffon at home which paid me in some measure ... 15 March 1831 CFA Morning cloudy but the weather gradually improved to a bright beautiful day. I read a part ... 16 March 1831 CFA Morning cloudy, with a mild south Wind so as not to be unpleasant. I went to the Office as ... 17 March 1831 CFA The day cloudy with a cold Easterly Wind and a flurry of Snow, occasionally. After reading ... 18 March 1831 CFA Morning quite clear. I went to the Office after passing an hour in reading Buffon’s Natural ... 19 March 1831 CFA Morning cloudy and dark. I read Buffon as usual for an hour and then went to the Office in ... 20 March 1831 CFA Morning clear and cold again with a high wind. This felt more sharp from the mildness of ... 21 March 1831 CFA Morning clear and still pretty cold. I went to the Office as usual after reading my regular ... 22 March 1831 CFA Morning pleasant but still cool. Read Buffon for an hour as usual, and then went to the ... 23 March 1831 CFA Morning delightfully mild and pleasant. I went to the Office as usual after finishing the ... 24 March 1831 CFA Morning cloudy with a warm Southerly Wind and threatening rain. I continued reading the ... 25 March 1831 CFA Morning pleasant with a warm Wind. After reading Kotzebue for a sufficient time, I went to ... 26 March 1831 CFA Morning delightful—The air being soft as Midsummer. After reading an hour in Kotzebue and ... 27 March 1831 CFA Morning cold, with an Easterly Wind and Rain. I attended divine Service all day and heard Mr.... 28 March 1831 CFA Morning cloudy, with a drizzly rain from the Eastward. After reading Boswell’s Tour to the ... 29 March 1831 CFA Morning cloudy with a cold wind and altogether uncomfortable. I read Boswell as usual and ... 30 March 1831 CFA The weather was cloudy this morning with a warm Southerly Wind and very heavy showers at ... 31 March 1831 CFA Morning clear and warm but very windy. I continued reading Kotzebue’s third Volume this ...

[April 1831]

1 April 1831 CFA Morning clear but with a high Wind. I read Kotzebue a short time, but began today my review ... 2 April 1831 CFA Morning clear and weather fine. I began my morning’s studies, by seriously reviewing the ... 3 April 1831 CFA Morning clear, but a cold Easterly Wind rather produced chill in the Air and hurt its ... 4 April 1831 CFA Morning cloudy with a chilly East Wind and occasional Showers. I pursued the study of ... 5 April 1831 CFA Morning dark and cloudy with very heavy rain which continued until noon when it cleared up. ... 6 April 1831 CFA Morning clear but cool. I passed an hour as usual in reading Aeschines. As I have already ... 7 April 1831 CFA This was the day assigned according to custom, to the observance of a day of fasting. A ... 8 April 1831 CFA Morning cloudy, with a cold Northerly Wind. I read Aeschines for an hour and then went to ... 9 April 1831 CFA Morning clear though with a very violent Wind remaining as witness of the Storm. I read ... 10 April 1831 CFA Morning clear but cold and still windy though not so much as yesterday. I continued reading ... 11 April 1831 CFA Morning cloudy with a warm South Wind. I read Aeschines, making quite good progress, and ... 12 April 1831 CFA We were exceedingly surprised this morning upon awaking to find the ground covered with ... 13 April 1831 CFA Morning fine at last, though uncommonly cool for the season. After an hour’s progress in ... 14 April 1831 CFA The morning was fine and the air mild, so that we seemed about to be paid for the ... 15 April 1831 CFA Morning cloudy with light rain, but it afterwards cleared away and became sultry. After an ... 16 April 1831 CFA The day was dark and rainy. I read Aeschines as usual and went to the office where my time ... 17 April 1831 CFA Nothing but rain, which today afforded us only the variety of heavy and light drops. I ... 18 April 1831 CFA Morning clear and pleasant weather. After an hour devoted to Aeschines, I went to the Office.... 19 April 1831 CFA The morning was foggy with occasional rain but the weather cleared away in the course of the ... 20 April 1831 CFA Morning at the Office after the usual portion of time passed in reading Aeschines. Engaged ... 21 April 1831 CFA Morning clear and pleasant. After my attention to Aeschines, I went to the Office and was ... 22 April 1831 CFA Morning cloudy but it cleared away with a chilly East Wind of this Season of the Year. After ... 23 April 1831 CFA Morning cloudy with a disagreeable cold Easterly Wind and appearance of Rain, but it cleared ... 24 April 1831 CFA Morning cloudy but it cleared away in the course of the day. I attended divine Service ... 25 April 1831 CFA Morning cloudy but it cleared away. This is the case now every day. A cold East Wind rises ... 26 April 1831 CFA Morning fine with a clear cold air from the Eastward. This weather for such a succession of ... 27 April 1831 CFA Morning fine with the usually cold Wind from the North and East. As my room was in a State ... 28 April 1831 CFA Very heavy rain this morning with a high Easterly Wind which continued throughout the day. I ... 29 April 1831 CFA The heavy rain continues though with little Wind. I am anxious for my father’s family who ... 30 April 1831 CFA The Weather would not clear away although it made repeated efforts so to do. The consequence ...

[May 1831]

1 May 1831 CFA Our morning was clear but as if we were not to see too much of the Sun, it clouded up ... 2 May 1831 CFA Morning cloudy but warmer than it has been. After making some progress in reading ... 3 May 1831 CFA The Morning was lovely and seemed to pay us for all the troublesome weather we had ... 4 May 1831 CFA Morning at the Office after paying my usual due to the Oration on the Crown. I admire that ... 5 May 1831 CFA Morning clear with a very cold Wind for the Season from the North West. After reading a due ... 6 May 1831 CFA Morning clear and cold. The report from the Country was that there was a severe frost but of ... 7 May 1831 CFA Morning clear and pleasant. I read a large extract of Demosthenes and am surprised at its ... 8 May 1831 CFA The day was Cloudy with an East Wind and heavy rain. I attended divine Service at Mr. ... 9 May 1831 CFA Morning clear with a cool air. After reading a due portion of Demosthenes as usual, I went ... 10 May 1831 CFA The day cold with clouds. A Frost is supposed to have taken place, rather injurious to the ... 11 May 1831 CFA Morning clear and mild. After reading a part of Demosthenes as usual, I went to the Office ... 12 May 1831 CFA Morning delightfully warm, and announcing the approach of the Summer. After making my usual ... 13 May 1831 CFA Another very delightful day. I made good progress in Demosthenes, and then went to the ... 14 May 1831 CFA The day tolerably pleasant, though the Wind began to show symptoms of change. I this morning ... 15 May 1831 CFA Foggy with a cold Easterly wind this morning. I went to Meeting at Mr. Frothingham’s and ... 16 May 1831 CFA The fog still continues thick and heavy, without rain. I passed an hour in reading the ... 17 May 1831 CFA Morning foggy with a cold easterly Wind, but it afterwards became clear and pleasant. I went ... 18 May 1831 CFA The day was very beautiful being clear and warm. I was occupied in making the final ... 19 May 1831 CFA A very heavy fog was hanging over us when I arose this morning but as I fancied it would not ... 20 May 1831 CFA The morning opened with a heavy thunder shower which prevented my being able to go to town ... 21 May 1831 CFA Morning mild and pleasant. I went to Boston and was much occupied in various ways—Going to ... 22 May 1831 CFA Morning clear and pleasant. I went to Meeting all day and heard Mr. Whitney preach a Sermon ... 23 May 1831 CFA I thought that as no especial business called me to town this morning, I would not go, and ... 24 May 1831 CFA A thick mist hung over the Country followed by heavy rain. As I had made engagements that ... 25 May 1831 CFA It being Election day in town, and the weather appearing very unpropitious, I thought I ... 26 May 1831 CFA Morning cloudy but it became beautifully clear by Noon. I went to Boston as usual. Busy in ... 27 May 1831 CFA Morning for the first time for a considerable period clear. I started to go to town, as ... 28 May 1831 CFA The day was fine, but I concluded that I would not go to Boston today as I have this Job ... 29 May 1831 CFA Our Weather hitherto since our stay at Quincy has been exceedingly cool, and often ... 30 May 1831 CFA Morning in continuation of the preceding day. The weather somewhat warmer. I felt however ... 31 May 1831 CFA Another extremely warm morning. The Summer commences with some fury. I felt myself obliged ...

[June 1831]

1 June 1831 CFA A very considerable breeze from the North West produced very little effect in diminishing ... 2 June 1831 CFA The morning promised a continuation of the excessive heat, but the change of Wind to the ... 3 June 1831 CFA Morning cloudy, with a thick sea fog but no rain. I went to town and was busy much as usual. ... 4 June 1831 CFA Morning warm although the wind had a great effect in cooling the air so as to be tolerable. ... 5 June 1831 CFA The dry weather perseveres. Vegetation begins to suffer by it. The wind was however very ... 6 June 1831 CFA Morning tolerably pleasant, with a cool East Wind. I went to town as usual, though I felt a ... 7 June 1831 CFA A strong fog from the Eastward. I felt so much indisposed that I thought it not advisable to ... 8 June 1831 CFA Morning foggy, but it cleared away and left us a fine day though with a cold East Wind. I ... 9 June 1831 CFA The morning was clear and warm, and a tolerable specimen of fine weather at this season of ... 10 June 1831 CFA Morning warm and dry. I was a little delayed by my fathers wishing to go with me, and he is ... 11 June 1831 CFA The morning promised to be so warm that I thought it inexpedient to go through the process ... 12 June 1831 CFA Although the wind was high, the power of the Sun this morning was very great. I attended ... 13 June 1831 CFA Morning clear and warm. I went to Boston as usual arriving quite in good season. At the ... 14 June 1831 CFA Morning cloudy at last. It is now three weeks that we have had constantly fine weather, so ... 15 June 1831 CFA The Morning looked very cloudy and dark. I went to town nevertheless and the consequence was ... 16 June 1831 CFA The weather was bad and I had been to town so much this week that I resolved to stay at home ... 17 June 1831 CFA The weather was still foggy and damp, threatening rain. I therefore thought I would remain ... 18 June 1831 CFA The weather was again quite warm and the air though abundant was sultry. I went to town and ... 19 June 1831 CFA Morning cloudy, but the day extremely sultry, clearing away in the evening with a thunder ... 20 June 1831 CFA The Morning was very warm and clear, so that the riding was pleasant enough after the shower.... 21 June 1831 CFA Morning warm but cloudy. The Air having the sultry character of August. I went to town as ... 22 June 1831 CFA The Morning was bright and cool. I had intended remaining quietly at home but made ... 23 June 1831 CFA Morning cloudy with an Easterly Wind which became a rain Storm for the day. I concluded to ... 24 June 1831 CFA The day was bright and absolutely cold making a singular change from the past. I rode to ... 25 June 1831 CFA Morning clear and cool with an Easterly Wind throughout the day. I went to town for the ... 26 June 1831 CFA The Weather was cool and pleasant all day. I attended Divine Service and heard Mr. Whitney ... 27 June 1831 CFA The morning was cloudy and threatened rain, notwithstanding which my Wife and I went to town ... 28 June 1831 CFA Morning cloudy, but as I thought it probable that it would not rain, I went to town. Passed ... 29 June 1831 CFA Morning sultry with heavy clouds, which fell in rain before I reached town. At the Office as ... 30 June 1831 CFA Morning cloudy but it afterwards cleared away very sultry, notwithstanding a change of wind. ...

[July 1831]

1 July 1831 CFA Here we are in the month of July. A considerable portion of the Summer gone and I have done ... 2 July 1831 CFA Morning clear. I went to Boston as usual and was occupied the greater part of the time in ... 3 July 1831 CFA The Weather is becoming as warm again as it was a fortnight ago. I attended divine service ... 4 July 1831 CFA This is the National Anniversary. And preparations had been made to celebrate it with effect.... 5 July 1831 CFA Morning bright with the Sun in great force relieved however in the Country by a free ... 6 July 1831 CFA The morning was cloudy with a warm wind from the South west which terminated in a steady ... 7 July 1831 CFA My father accompanied me to town this morning and consequently made me somewhat later than ... 8 July 1831 CFA Morning cloudy and unpleasant. I concluded not to go to Boston this morning. My time was ... 9 July 1831 CFA Morning cloudy, I went to town as usual, and was engaged in performing Commissions a ... 10 July 1831 CFA It rained very heavily during the Night, clearing off this morning with a North West Wind ... 11 July 1831 CFA The Wind was in the North and East all day, and made it so cold, I was absolutely shivering ... 12 July 1831 CFA The morning was clear and cool, though warmer than yesterday. I went to town as usual. On ... 13 July 1831 CFA Morning clear and pleasant. I went to the Office after riding into town as customary. My ... 14 July 1831 CFA The morning opened heavily, and it soon began to rain, which lasted all day. I remained at ... 15 July 1831 CFA Fine morning. I rode to town as usual and passed my morning partly at the House making a new ... 16 July 1831 CFA Went to Boston as usual this morning, excepting that I was accompanied by I. Hull. The ... 17 July 1831 CFA Fine morning, with occasional clouds, which only served to keep off the great heat of the ... 18 July 1831 CFA The day was rather cloudy, occasionally threatening rain. I went to town as usual, ... 19 July 1831 CFA I left Quincy this morning, for the Season. The period passed here is exactly two Months, ... 20 July 1831 CFA My night was not a quiet one. Morning clear, I arose at my usual City hour. After breakfast ... 21 July 1831 CFA Fine morning but warm. Read for an hour Aristotle’s Poetics, which is a kind of original ... 22 July 1831 CFA Morning fine and clear. I pursued my study of Aristotle’s Poetics for an hour, and find it ... 23 July 1831 CFA Morning fine but very warm. I passed an hour or more in examining the Poetic of Aristotle ... 24 July 1831 CFA The morning was very clear with a hot day following it. I passed an hour after breakfast in ... 25 July 1831 CFA Morning clear and exceedingly warm. After an hour devoted as usual to the reading of ... 26 July 1831 CFA Morning dark and rainy. I have rarely seen Water fall much faster. My man servant asked ... 27 July 1831 CFA Morning clear but quite cool after the rain of yesterday. I made considerable progress in ... 28 July 1831 CFA Morning very close and sultry, the sun coming out, but being soon after enveloped in clouds, ... 29 July 1831 CFA Morning clear with a fine wind and pleasant. My Wife did not seem quite so well as usual, ... 30 July 1831 CFA Morning clear. I read a portion of Aristotle and went to the Office as usual. First, ... 31 July 1831 CFA Morning clear and warm though with a fine Air. I did not rise very early and had therefore ...

[August 1831]

1 August 1831 CFA Morning cloudy which ended in a thunder Storm. I pursued the study of Aristotle as usual and ... 2 August 1831 CFA The weather very sultry, though cloudy. After reading my usual portion of Aristotle, I went ... 3 August 1831 CFA Morning dark, with very heavy rain, but it cleared away before night. After reading ... 4 August 1831 CFA Morning clear but rather cool. I read my portion in review of Aristotle and went to the ... 5 August 1831 CFA Morning clear, I read Aristotle as usual for an hour and then went to the Office. My time ... 6 August 1831 CFA Morning pleasant. I finished this morning the review of Aristotle’s Poetic. The reading has ... 7 August 1831 CFA Morning pleasant and cool. Read some portions of Hazard’s State Papers and a little of ... 8 August 1831 CFA Morning pleasant though Easterly Winds have prevailed all along for some time. I went to the ... 9 August 1831 CFA Morning cloudy with rain in showers and the air very sultry. I passed an hour in pursuing my ... 10 August 1831 CFA The day was clear, but with the atmosphere so exceedingly close and sultry that it was ... 11 August 1831 CFA Morning clear and warm. Having finished Aristotle’s Poetic, I now took up Horace’s Art of ... 12 August 1831 CFA Morning clear and warm. Finished Horace’s Art of Poetry with great pleasure to myself. On ... 13 August 1831 CFA Morning pleasant. I was roused in the night by my Wife who felt herself sick, but I went to ... 14 August 1831 CFA Morning pleasant. Arose a little after my usual hour, probably from the fatigue occasioned ... 15 August 1831 CFA Morning very warm, and so it continued until I thought it might be classed among the warmest ... 16 August 1831 CFA Morning cloudy with an Easterly Wind, but it afterwards cleared away. My Wife seemed pretty ... 17 August 1831 CFA Morning rather cooler than it has been, with an Easterly Wind and cloudy but without rain. I ... 18 August 1831 CFA I am twenty four years old this day. And what have I done to make the reflection of this age ... 19 August 1831 CFA Morning warm and clear. The rain appears to have ceased for some time. I went to the Office ... 20 August 1831 CFA Morning clear, but very warm. This weather has continued an unusual length of time, and it ... 21 August 1831 CFA This day was a continuation of the hot weather we have already experienced for such a length ... 22 August 1831 CFA The weather continued as oppressively warm as heretofore. I occupied myself in an ... 23 August 1831 CFA The morning oppressively warm, but friendly Clouds were gathering rapidly all day, and ... 24 August 1831 CFA Morning quite cool with an Easterly Wind. After examining Mitford and several other books ... 25 August 1831 CFA Morning cloudy with an Easterly Wind, which terminated in very heavy rain in the Afternoon ... 26 August 1831 CFA Morning clear and warm again. I arose refreshed and delighted that the whole of yesterday’s ... 27 August 1831 CFA Morning cloudy with occasional rain. I went to the Office after writing a little upon my ... 28 August 1831 CFA Morning clear with a decided change in the Weather to cool. So that attendance at Church was ... 29 August 1831 CFA Morning fine but cool. The change in the weather for the last two or three days has been ... 30 August 1831 CFA Morning cool and pleasant. I wasted my hour this day in lounging and Conversation with my ... 31 August 1831 CFA Morning cool and pleasant. It was Commencement day and of course there was some little ...

[September 1831]

1 September 1831 CFA Morning fine. I could do little or nothing however. My father and Mother carry with them ... 2 September 1831 CFA Morning fine, but did not continue warm, the Wind coming round to the Eastward. I wasted my ... 3 September 1831 CFA Morning Cloudy but it did not rain until Night, and then a mere Shower. I did very little. ... 4 September 1831 CFA Yesterday closed another Year since the day of my Marriage. And I have the pleasure of ... 5 September 1831 CFA Morning clear and extremely pleasant. My Wife having been strong enough to dine downstairs ... 6 September 1831 CFA Morning clear and pleasant. Took a ride with my Wife and lengthened it considerably as I ... 7 September 1831 CFA I have begun by way of a little variety to read the Oration of Demosthenes accusing ... 8 September 1831 CFA As the Judge is so sick, it is on the whole lucky that I invested the last remnant of T. B. ... 9 September 1831 CFA Morning clear and pleasant instead of having the Storm we anticipated. After reading ... 10 September 1831 CFA Morning pleasant. I read my usual time in the Oration of Demosthenes upon the false Embassy. ... 11 September 1831 CFA The day clear but exceedingly warm. It seemed as if the Season was coming back upon us ... 12 September 1831 CFA The temperature altered so much as to make the weather fine and clear and cool today. After ... 13 September 1831 CFA Morning cool and clear. Pursued the study of the Oration against Aeschines which has a great ... 14 September 1831 CFA Morning clear and quite cool but it soon clouded over. I pursued my usual study of ... 15 September 1831 CFA The day was cloudy, and it rained in showers all along, until it set in more heavily towards ... 16 September 1831 CFA Morning cold with the Wind setting from the Eastward and every prospect of a long storm. ... 17 September 1831 CFA The morning opened cheerless and dark, but we established a good counterpoise to the effect ... 18 September 1831 CFA Morning clear with a pleasant wind from the Westward and altogether an agreeable day. After ... 19 September 1831 CFA The day was a very fine one. I arose later than usual from having disturbed rest on account ... 20 September 1831 CFA Morning clear, warm and very pleasant. Occupied myself this morning in my usual way. Read a ... 21 September 1831 CFA Morning cloudy and cold, threatening an unpleasant day, but it cleared away and was on the ... 22 September 1831 CFA Morning cloudy, but on the whole tolerably warm. I passed my morning in reading Demosthenes ... 23 September 1831 CFA Morning cloudy and dark but it did not rain until night. I went to Boston today. Called at ... 24 September 1831 CFA Lovely day after the Rain. Amused myself in writing my Diary, then in reading a part of the ... 25 September 1831 CFA The day was very fine. As usual I attended Divine Service all day. Mr. Lamson of Dedham ... 26 September 1831 CFA The day was cloudy and dark with occasional heavy rain though not cold. I occupied myself as ... 27 September 1831 CFA The morning was dark and we had rain at intervals throughout the day. So that I could not ... 28 September 1831 CFA The day was clear with occasional gusts of wind very high. I went to town at last. My time ... 29 September 1831 CFA My time slipped away so fast this morning that I had only half an hour to continue ... 30 September 1831 CFA Morning cool but fine weather. I remained quietly at home and finished the review of the ...

[October 1831]

1 October 1831 CFA Morning cold but fine and clear, being a good specimen of our Autumn weather. I accomplished ... 2 October 1831 CFA Morning clear and delightfully pleasant. My Wife was however in considerable suffering from ... 3 October 1831 CFA Morning clear and fine. I rode to town accompanied by T. B. Adams Jr. My time was taken up ... 4 October 1831 CFA The morning was clear but an East wind soon blew up the Clouds for a Storm. I thought I ... 5 October 1831 CFA Dark with drizzle and an Easterly Wind. Arose late. I spent my morning in a variety of ways. ... 6 October 1831 CFA Morning clear and fine but a North Wester sprung up that made it pretty cool. After ... 7 October 1831 CFA Morning clear and warm. I passed it in a pretty unsatisfactory way, unless I may consider ... 8 October 1831 CFA Morning clear, but the wind came round East and the consequence was that it clouded and ... 9 October 1831 CFA Morning cloudy, and heavy rain from the South, throughout the day. I attended Divine Service ... 10 October 1831 CFA Heavy rain all day with the Wind from the Eastward. I remained quietly at home reading the ... 11 October 1831 CFA Very high wind with heavy rain during the day. I could not remain at the Office with any ... 12 October 1831 CFA Morning cloudy with high wind from the Westward throughout the day. I was occupied the ... 13 October 1831 CFA Morning very bright though cool. I went to town. My time was very much taken up first in ... 14 October 1831 CFA Morning fine and warm for the Season. I was engaged during the whole time previous to dinner ... 15 October 1831 CFA Morning clear and beautiful. This was the day fixed for our final return to Boston. ... 16 October 1831 CFA Morning clear and fine weather. I arose feeling as awkward and lowspirited as if I had not ... 17 October 1831 CFA My nights are a little more disturbed since my return to town and we again have the Baby, in ... 18 October 1831 CFA I begin to feel a little more settled now, and fall gradually into the routine of duty which ... 19 October 1831 CFA This is really delightful weather. An Indian Summer though why it is called so is unknown to ... 20 October 1831 CFA Morning fine. I read a large part of the second Olynthiac which I find was more thoroughly ... 21 October 1831 CFA Morning pleasant although rather cooler than it has been. Finished the second Olynthiac of ... 22 October 1831 CFA Morning fair. I began reviewing the third Olynthiac this morning, and finished a ... 23 October 1831 CFA The day was mild and beautiful. I passed my morning in reading Miss Edgeworth’s Practical ... 24 October 1831 CFA Morning fair, but it afterwards clouded up and rained very heavily in the Afternoon. After ... 25 October 1831 CFA Morning fair. My Wife was informed that one of her Domestics was taken ill in the night and ... 26 October 1831 CFA Morning pleasant. I forgot to say that I was busy last Evening as well as this morning in ... 27 October 1831 CFA Morning at the Office without being able to do much before going there. Our family is so ... 28 October 1831 CFA Morning cloudy but it did not rain. I was busy in Commissions during the larger portion of ... 29 October 1831 CFA Morning fine. This being the day of departure for my father and his family, it is rather an ... 30 October 1831 CFA Morning clear but cool with a Northerly Wind which was not over agreeable to us, though it ... 31 October 1831 CFA The day was cloudy with occasional drizzle. I went to the Office as usual. Time wasted as it ...

[November 1831]

1 November 1831 CFA Morning cloudy but it did not rain. Having finished my Review of the first Philippic I began ... 2 November 1831 CFA Morning cloudy with occasional showers of rain, but the air was quite mild. After reading a ... 3 November 1831 CFA Arose early as this was the day fixed for the sale of Wood at Auction in Weston and as I ... 4 November 1831 CFA Morning cloudy and threatened though it did not rain in fact. I wasted my time very much in ... 5 November 1831 CFA Morning fine and cool. I read a little of Demosthenes and then went to the Office. Nothing ... 6 November 1831 CFA The Season has been an uncommonly fine one this year, and though growing cooler is yet very ... 7 November 1831 CFA The day was lovely. I did not read any of the Oration because I went out earlier than usual. ... 8 November 1831 CFA Weather continues fine. I went to the Office a little earlier than usual. Engaged in a ... 9 November 1831 CFA Morning pleasant, but the wind changed soon and it grew hazy with all the appearance of bad ... 10 November 1831 CFA Morning pleasant but it became cloudy and wet before night. I went to the Office and passed ... 11 November 1831 CFA Morning warm with a Southerly and very heavy rain, which did not last. I went to the Office ... 12 November 1831 CFA Fine day. Went to the Office after wasting a good deal of time at Market. The greater part ... 13 November 1831 CFA Morning cloudy but it afterwards cleared away. I finished copying the letter to my father ... 14 November 1831 CFA Morning cloudy with rain. I went to the Office as usual. After writing my Diary which on ... 15 November 1831 CFA The rain which fell heavily during the night ceased and gave us a very beautiful morning. I ... 16 November 1831 CFA Morning clear and calm. I went to the Office as usual and passed my time in writing and ... 17 November 1831 CFA Morning clear and pleasant. Went to the Office as usual and occupied myself in continuing ... 18 November 1831 CFA Morning fine and clear. I went to the Office but did not remain long as I intended going to ... 19 November 1831 CFA Morning fine after a rainy night. I went to the Office as usual: thence to obtain the ... 20 November 1831 CFA Temperature colder, and Clouds, which dispersed in the course of the day. I read part of the ... 21 November 1831 CFA Morning clear and cold. I went to the Office as usual. After devoting some time to the ... 22 November 1831 CFA Upon opening our eyes this morning, we found a most tremendous flurry blowing hail and rain ... 23 November 1831 CFA Morning clear with a high wind from the South West. I went to the Office and passed my time ... 24 November 1831 CFA Morning clear and cool. I went to the Office and was occupied in my usual way. First in my ... 25 November 1831 CFA Morning clear and cool. I went to the Office as usual and was occupied while there in ... 26 November 1831 CFA Morning clear and cool. I went to the Office as usual. Rather surprised not to find any ... 27 November 1831 CFA Awoke this morning to see the first snow this Season. The day was rainy and unpleasant. I ... 28 November 1831 CFA Morning cold with a little flight of snow in the Night. I went to the Office as usual where ... 29 November 1831 CFA The weather is turning off quite cold, which coming after an un­commonly mild season makes ... 30 November 1831 CFA A considerable part of my Morning was consumed at Market. And for the season of Thanksgiving ...

[December 1831]

1 December 1831 CFA This was Thanksgiving day. Last year we spent it at Quincy and it was a bright cool day. ... 2 December 1831 CFA The winter sets in with great severity. The cold this morning for the season was very great. ... 3 December 1831 CFA Morning cloudy with slight snow. I went to the Office as usual. Nothing of material ... 4 December 1831 CFA I have not escaped a violent cold which has troubled me yesterday and today. The Snow had ... 5 December 1831 CFA The Storm continued with wind very high all the morning, so that instead of going out, I sat ... 6 December 1831 CFA Morning clear, but this snow storm has brought the Winter upon us a Month before its time. I ... 7 December 1831 CFA Morning clear and cold. I went to the Office and from the sickness of my boy had the ... 8 December 1831 CFA Morning very cold. The sudden rush of the severity of the Season upon us is somewhat unusual.... 9 December 1831 CFA Morning cloudy but rather more mild than it has been. After going to Market and making some ... 10 December 1831 CFA Morning severely cold. I went to the Office as usual and passed my morning besides my usual ... 11 December 1831 CFA Morning clear but attended with the degree of cold we have been having which is so unusual. ... 12 December 1831 CFA My Wife is slowly but gradually getting better. My man still continues sick and the rest of ... 13 December 1831 CFA The Weather holds on unusually cold. My Wife grows slowly better but her patience is giving ... 14 December 1831 CFA Weather excessively cold. I went to the Office. My Wife not quite so unwell as she has been ... 15 December 1831 CFA Morning snow and very cold. The Thermometer for the last fifteen days has averaged little ... 16 December 1831 CFA I found the difference during the Night, in sleeping in a cold room without any fire. Arose ... 17 December 1831 CFA Morning Cloudy and cold. I went to the Office and worked hard at my first Article on the ... 18 December 1831 CFA The cold which has been very great since the month came in was today greater than ever. And ... 19 December 1831 CFA Morning at the Office, engaged writing my Journal &ca. But I. H. and J. H. Adams called in ... 20 December 1831 CFA Morning cool but clear. After going through my regular labours I started off again with ... 21 December 1831 CFA This was a mild morning—The thermometer being only at about freezing point. It may be called ... 22 December 1831 CFA The weather again severely cold. The Season is unprecedented. We have had more sharp weather ... 23 December 1831 CFA Morning at the Office. Weather still holding on very cold. I passed my time for the most ... 24 December 1831 CFA Morning at the Office. Weather changed this morning to a heavy rain and complete thaw, so ... 25 December 1831 CFA This was Christmas day. A day the celebration of which spreads itself over a very large ... 26 December 1831 CFA Morning cold again. I went to the Office as usual. And was very busy all my time in ... 27 December 1831 CFA Day cloudy and moderate. I went to the Office as usual. My time taken up in writing my ... 28 December 1831 CFA Morning at the Office as usual. The day mild and very thick with haze. I was occupied the ... 29 December 1831 CFA We had a fall of snow during the night and it was dark and cloudy today. Went to the Office, ... 30 December 1831 CFA Morning clear after a fall of snow sufficient perfectly to renovate the sleighing and make ... 31 December 1831 CFA Morning cloudy and very cold. Found upon opening my morning’s Newspaper, a union announced ...

1832

Undated

[January 1832]

1 January 1832 CFA The opening of a new Year has usually been laid hold of by me as an opportunity for ... 2 January 1832 CFA Morning clear and cold. I went to the office as usual and was busy all the time in the ... 3 January 1832 CFA Morning snowy and cold. I had some doubt about my executing my intention of going to Quincy ... 4 January 1832 CFA Morning excessively cold again. As this is the day fixed by the new System for the Political ... 5 January 1832 CFA The day was cloudy but mild. I went to the Office as usual and was occupied almost all my ... 6 January 1832 CFA My time was taken up this morning in the usual way. Making up balances after the payment of ... 7 January 1832 CFA The day was a disagreeable one. I went to the Office as usual. My time was engrossed first ... 8 January 1832 CFA The day was cold and raw. I arose quite late. Attended divine Service all day and heard Mr. ... 9 January 1832 CFA Morning mild and the rain which had fallen heavily during the Night made the Streets very ... 10 January 1832 CFA Morning mild and pleasant. I went to the Office as usual and after my regular duties, ... 11 January 1832 CFA Morning mild and pleasant to the feeling but a very bad day in respect to the walking. I ... 12 January 1832 CFA The Morning was cold again and felt worse than if we had never had mild weather. I went to ... 13 January 1832 CFA I cannot give a very good account of myself this morning. A considerable time was taken up ... 14 January 1832 CFA Morning fine. I went to the Office as usual. But I can give no very good account of the ... 15 January 1832 CFA The day was really lovely, much like the weather we frequently used to have at Washington as ... 16 January 1832 CFA Morning delightful. This weather must be a monstrous relief to poor People whose supplies of ... 17 January 1832 CFA Another very agreeable morning. I went to the Office as usual but owing to the want of a ... 18 January 1832 CFA Morning rainy but warm. I went to the Office as usual. But as I did not recollect my ... 19 January 1832 CFA Morning very mild and pleasant. It would seem as if this month and the last had changed ... 20 January 1832 CFA Morning at the Office. Weather tolerably pleasant, though not quite so warm as it has been. ... 21 January 1832 CFA Morning at the Office. At ten o’clock I attended a Meeting of the Board of Directors of the ... 22 January 1832 CFA Morning more like Winter but still pleasant. I attended Divine Service all day and heard Mr. ... 23 January 1832 CFA Morning quite cold again but it was a beautiful day. I went to the Office as usual and spent ... 24 January 1832 CFA Morning quite mild and cloudy. The alternations of weather are worse than continued cold. I ... 25 January 1832 CFA Morning mild and foggy. I went to the Office and occupied myself much as usual. Tried to put ... 26 January 1832 CFA Morning severely cold again. As an example of the variable character of our Climate, it may ... 27 January 1832 CFA Another severely cold morning. I went to the Office as usual and after looking thoroughly ... 28 January 1832 CFA According to my observations the cold was greater this morning than it has been either day ... 29 January 1832 CFA A snow storm. The temperature of the air much milder of course. Read a little of Fuseli. His ... 30 January 1832 CFA The Snow of yesterday changed to rain today and the Streets were in consequence in a ... 31 January 1832 CFA Morning pleasant. I went to the Office as usual and did not occupy myself much. My mind was ...

[February 1832]

1 February 1832 CFA Morning cool but on the whole quite fine. I went to the Office and from thence to perform ... 2 February 1832 CFA Cloudy and mild. I did little or nothing at the Office as I felt a little indisposition from ... 3 February 1832 CFA Morning exceedingly mild. I went to the Office as usual and passed my day with the same ... 4 February 1832 CFA Another mild day. I went to the Office as usual and passed my time in the same way. It was ... 5 February 1832 CFA The Snow was falling heavily and the day was on the whole so cheerless that I did not stir ... 6 February 1832 CFA My Diary is a pretty monotonous record of the very even tenour of my life. I believe it is ... 7 February 1832 CFA Morning at the Office. Nothing of any consequence. I tried to finish the fourth Volume of ... 8 February 1832 CFA Morning at the Office. Weather dull and disagreeable. The Child had caught a severe cold and ... 9 February 1832 CFA The Child still seemed heavy and restless so that I felt uneasy all day with a sensation of ... 10 February 1832 CFA The Child seemed so much more uneasy and in pain that I concluded to send for a Physician ... 11 February 1832 CFA Morning at the Office. A pleasant day after the Snow. I was engaged in Accounts and Journal ... 12 February 1832 CFA In conformity with my resolution of yesterday or I might rather say, my project, I intend ... 13 February 1832 CFA I spent more than an hour reading the Newspapers. I suppose if a man wishes to appear ... 14 February 1832 CFA At the Office as usual. Read a part of Gibbon’s fifth volume and the detail of the miserable ... 15 February 1832 CFA I devoted nearly two hours to Gibbon and felt quite well pleased with myself in consequence. ... 16 February 1832 CFA The Cold seemed to be coming on again today. I was in hopes it was going away permanently. ... 17 February 1832 CFA A return of sharp cold upon us this morning. The Winter is long and trying to people who are ... 18 February 1832 CFA My Record of today can have but little of interest in it. I pursued my reading of Gibbon ... 19 February 1832 CFA Nothing can be worse than our Weather has been for a considerable time past. The ... 20 February 1832 CFA Snow, rain, and hail. Every disagreeable thing in the way of Weather. My morning was mostly ... 21 February 1832 CFA A little snow. Morning at the Office where I finished reading Mr. Gallatin’s Memorial and ... 22 February 1832 CFA This day was set apart here for the celebration of the Centennial Anniversary of ... 23 February 1832 CFA Another shocking day. Snow, rain and wind. At the Office, but passed my time most ... 24 February 1832 CFA The weather changed to sharp cold again. This has been on the whole a Winter of greater ... 25 February 1832 CFA Morning cold with snow. At the Office where I was occupied in reading a little more of ... 26 February 1832 CFA The weather at last looks a little more in conjunction with the Season and the closing of ... 27 February 1832 CFA Very disagreeable day with snow. At the Office as usual. Passed the larger part of my time ... 28 February 1832 CFA More disagreeable weather. At the Office. Read Gibbon and had but one interruption. Mr. I. ... 29 February 1832 CFA A fine day. Morning passed at the Office very quietly reading Gibbon, and the close of the ...

[March 1832]

1 March 1832 CFA Day fine though cooler than yesterday. I went to the Office as usual and passed my time ... 2 March 1832 CFA Morning fine, but it afterwards grew cloudy and disagreeable. I went to the Office and found ... 3 March 1832 CFA Fine day. I went to the Office as usual and was occupied in making up Accounts after which I ... 4 March 1832 CFA This was another fine day though a little more cool. I attended divine service all day and ... 5 March 1832 CFA Heavy rain and apparently a disperser of our snow and ice. I went to the Office and read ... 6 March 1832 CFA A gloomy day. Besides the want of rest caused by the fretfulness of the Child, our anxiety ... 7 March 1832 CFA Isaac Hull Adams came to town this day and established himself at our house for the purpose ... 8 March 1832 CFA Fine morning. I went to the Office but did not improve my time to the utmost. In the first ... 9 March 1832 CFA This was one of the lovely days of which we have but a very few in the Spring season, though ... 10 March 1832 CFA Another delicious day. My time was spent for the most part in the Street. I was engaged in ... 11 March 1832 CFA The Child seemed today decidedly better. And it is the first day upon which my pleasure has ... 12 March 1832 CFA Rain with occasional claps of thunder. I went to the Office as usual and was occupied in my ... 13 March 1832 CFA I received at breakfast this morning the intelligence that my Uncle the Judge expired ... 14 March 1832 CFA After going to the Office for a few minutes, and calling upon Miss Louisa C. Smith to ... 15 March 1832 CFA Fine morning but still cold. I went to the Office and was occupied most of my time in ... 16 March 1832 CFA Fine morning though windy. I started early to perform my engagement to Deacon Spear and ... 17 March 1832 CFA Morning dark with violent wind and rain. I went to the Office and was busy in writing up my ... 18 March 1832 CFA The sight of snow again this year was not very agreeable. And the day was cold and ... 19 March 1832 CFA Morning clear but cold. I went to the Office as usual. Nothing of particular consequence in ... 20 March 1832 CFA Morning at the Office. I this day managed to accomplish all my usual work and make a little ... 21 March 1832 CFA I made my morning much more profitable today, accomplishing a Chapter of Gibbon upon the ... 22 March 1832 CFA I staid at my Office very quietly all the morning because one of my father’s Tenants ... 23 March 1832 CFA Pleasant day, not so cold as it has been. I read two hundred and odd lines of Virgil’s sixth ... 24 March 1832 CFA Beautiful morning. I went to the Office after reading a considerable portion of Virgil’s ... 25 March 1832 CFA Another fine day. Attended Divine Service and heard Mr. Bulfinch preach Sermon taken from 2. ... 26 March 1832 CFA I received this morning upon reaching the Office, definitive letters as to the settlement of ... 27 March 1832 CFA Fine morning but somewhat colder than it has been. I read a part of the seventh book of the ... 28 March 1832 CFA Morning cool but clear. I went to the Office after my progress in Virgil which has now ... 29 March 1832 CFA Cold chilly morning with occasional snow falling lightly to remind us that Winter was not ... 30 March 1832 CFA Morning cool but pleasant. I went to the Office as usual. Employed in my Accounts which I ... 31 March 1832 CFA I was very busy after I reached the Office today. I went over the Account which was already ...

[April 1832]

1 April 1832 CFA An excessively gusty day with a few drops of rain in the afternoon, but on the whole clear. ... 2 April 1832 CFA I went to the Office and passed my time rather lazily I suppose for I cannot account well ... 3 April 1832 CFA The days are generally clear but the air is extraordinarily cold still. We have as yet ... 4 April 1832 CFA Clear and cold. At the Office as usual and busy collecting more Money. The whole does not ... 5 April 1832 CFA This was the day appointed according to custom for the keeping a general fast. A practice ... 6 April 1832 CFA The days are clear but exceedingly cold for the Season. The quantity of ice made at the ... 7 April 1832 CFA Fine morning. Engaged at my Office in writing my Diary which has fallen behind hand and ... 8 April 1832 CFA The cold keeps on and renders us all very uncomfortable. I read this morning the numbers of ... 9 April 1832 CFA Morning clear as usual but cold. I made great progress in Virgil, concluding the tenth book. ... 10 April 1832 CFA This is the first day upon which we have felt any thing like pleasant weather. I ... 11 April 1832 CFA Morning mild but wet. I omitted reading Virgil being occupied in the studies of I. H. Adams, ... 12 April 1832 CFA A beautiful day. After reading a considerable extract from Virgil I went to the Office and ... 13 April 1832 CFA A very lovely day. I went to the Office after making some progress in the reading of Virgil ... 14 April 1832 CFA The weather cannot last fine a great while at this Season. The Wind was Easterly today and ... 15 April 1832 CFA Raw and cloudy with Wind still East. Passed the morning in finishing the Aeneid with which I ... 16 April 1832 CFA Very cold disagreeable morning. Transferred for the present the Italian to be my morning ... 17 April 1832 CFA Heavy rain with a high Wind from the Eastward. This will obviate the difficulty about ... 18 April 1832 CFA Heavy rain with more Wind. I read a little of the Peruvian Letters. Went to the Office, and ... 19 April 1832 CFA Another cold and cloudy disagreeable day. Our bad weather all comes at once. I read a little ... 20 April 1832 CFA It is now one week that we have had very bad weather all the time. The rain of today was ... 21 April 1832 CFA The morning was cloudy but it cleared away in the course of the day. The wind being West for ... 22 April 1832 CFA Clear but cold. After passing the morning hours in reading the Life of Napoleon, and doing ... 23 April 1832 CFA Morning at the Office. Hard frost last night by which all the vegetation must be somewhat ... 24 April 1832 CFA Morning clear, but the weather holds on cold. Went to the Office. But passed my time without ... 25 April 1832 CFA The day was exceedingly unpleasant although considerably warmer than it has been. I read a ... 26 April 1832 CFA At last we had a day that seemed to show some signal of the season of the year. It was very ... 27 April 1832 CFA A lovely day. I began reading Vasari’s Works this morning which I have lately purchased. The ... 28 April 1832 CFA The day was unpleasant with a cold Easterly wind and rain. I went to the Office after ... 29 April 1832 CFA Another cold and rainy day. Attended divine service after spending the morning partly in ... 30 April 1832 CFA Heavy rain with cold Easterly Wind. I read a little of Vasari before going to the Office—His ...

[May 1832]

1 May 1832 CFA Morning damp and cloudy again. I read a little of the Life of Vasari, and then went to the ... 2 May 1832 CFA This is the month of May. It is necessary to know it or we might suppose it March. After ... 3 May 1832 CFA Cloudy and unpleasant. I have been obliged to record this exceedingly often of late. I read ... 4 May 1832 CFA Morning damp and rainy. After beginning Vasari’s life of Michael Angelo, which I found ... 5 May 1832 CFA Cold and cloudy. A disagreeable variety of our miserable season. I read a little of Vasari ... 6 May 1832 CFA Clear for once. But the wind from the Eastward piercingly cold. So that I was driven to ... 7 May 1832 CFA Clear and cold. I am informed that there was a sharp frost, and I do not wonder at it. Read ... 8 May 1832 CFA A warm day but a very windy one. I read Vasari as usual and went to the Office. Nothing ... 9 May 1832 CFA A mild day with a South Wind. I read a little of Vasari and then to the Office. My time ... 10 May 1832 CFA Morning clear. But the wind went round to the Eastward and kept the weather pretty chilly. I ... 11 May 1832 CFA Clear and tolerably pleasant day. After reading Vasari I went to the Office and was occupied ... 12 May 1832 CFA A beautiful day. I went to the Office after reading a little of Vasari. Nothing of any ... 13 May 1832 CFA Another lovely day. The air was soft and vegetation begins to give decided evidence of its ... 14 May 1832 CFA A very warm day. Our Summer comes without any Spring. I continued and finished the rough ... 15 May 1832 CFA Morning pleasant but weather very warm. I went to the Office after sitting down to have some ... 16 May 1832 CFA Fine morning. I worked upon my Catalogue a good deal and then went to the Office. My whole ... 17 May 1832 CFA The child has been suffering very much all day and gives us again a great deal of anxiety. I ... 18 May 1832 CFA Morning cold. The change of wind has disposed of all our fine weather and given us in its ... 19 May 1832 CFA Morning cloudy and cold with rain. Isaac Hull left us this morning. On the whole I cannot ... 20 May 1832 CFA An exceedingly heavy rain all day and more particularly towards night. I laboured all my ... 21 May 1832 CFA Morning clear but windy, cold and disagreeable. I continued my Catalogue and then went to ... 22 May 1832 CFA Cold and very windy with rain. I went to the Office and occupied myself in my usual way. Mr. ... 23 May 1832 CFA Morning cold and cheerless. I went to town and to the House where I was quite occupied in ... 24 May 1832 CFA Morning cloudy and disagreeable. It afterwards set in to rain quite hard. I went to town and ... 25 May 1832 CFA The morning opened with heavy rain and the wind from the Eastward. I concluded after ... 26 May 1832 CFA The morning was tolerably fair but cloudy, and it rained shortly afterwards. I received, ... 27 May 1832 CFA Heavy and continued rain all day. I remained at home as the Carriage was full going to ... 28 May 1832 CFA The morning was cloudy but much more like Spring. I went to town accompanied by Horatio ... 29 May 1832 CFA Morning very lovely. It seemed to pay for all the bad weather we had had. I arose early and ... 30 May 1832 CFA Against all expectation the day opened with the wind from the South and a very heavy rain. ... 31 May 1832 CFA I congratulated myself upon my decision of yesterday when I heard the Wind rise during the ...

[June 1832]

1 June 1832 CFA June in name but the day was more like September. My wetting made me determine not to risk ... 2 June 1832 CFA Went to Boston this morning. Time engrossed in Commissions of various kinds and in copying ... 3 June 1832 CFA The Weather continues chilly and unseasonable. The Wind blowing pretty steadily from the ... 4 June 1832 CFA Misty threatening rain. I was obliged to risk it, so I went to town. My time was entirely ... 5 June 1832 CFA Weather tolerably fair, yet I concluded to remain quietly at home. I have no engagements of ... 6 June 1832 CFA It threatened to be pleasant but without success. I went to town. Found to my discomfiture ... 7 June 1832 CFA Much the same cloudy, unpleasant weather which we have had all along. I remained at home ... 8 June 1832 CFA The early part of the morning was so cloudy that I decided upon remaining at home. But it ... 9 June 1832 CFA The direction of the wind was changed this morning, but we nevertheless had a showery day. I ... 10 June 1832 CFA It is hardly necessary to make any allusion to the weather while we have constant clouds and ... 11 June 1832 CFA I had designed going to town today, but the clouds threatened rain so much that I felt ... 12 June 1832 CFA For once we had a very fine day. The whole force of the Season coming upon a very uncommon ... 13 June 1832 CFA The Wind Easterly and the day threatening rain. I went out to look at the weather, but ... 14 June 1832 CFA Morning cloudy, but it cleared and became a very warm day. I went to Boston, accompanied by ... 15 June 1832 CFA Morning cloudy but afterwards exceedingly warm. The morning was passed in investigations for ... 16 June 1832 CFA Cool in the morning but it became an exceedingly warm day. I remained at home, and on the ... 17 June 1832 CFA Fine day but quite warm. I was occupied at home in beginning a draught of something upon Mr. ... 18 June 1832 CFA Pleasant morning and not too warm. I went to town and occupied myself at my Office as usual. ... 19 June 1832 CFA Morning cloudy with wind from the North and occasionally rain. I concluded to stay at home. ... 20 June 1832 CFA Morning clear but very cold for the season. In going to town, I felt the want of clothing ... 21 June 1832 CFA Fine morning. Indeed I do not know that in the course of the year we enjoy much pleasanter ... 22 June 1832 CFA A beautiful day. I remained at home again all day, and in the morning began a fair draught ... 23 June 1832 CFA Fine day. I went to town, and passed my time as usual in Commissions and lounging. Took up a ... 24 June 1832 CFA Very cool with an Easterly wind. I was engaged in writing almost all day, excepting when ... 25 June 1832 CFA Morning very fine. I remained at home today, and Completed the draught of the attempt I am ... 26 June 1832 CFA Fine day. I concluded to remain very quietly at home as it was likely to be warm. I returned ... 27 June 1832 CFA Day cloudy and threatening rain. Nevertheless I went to Boston accompanied by my Wife who ... 28 June 1832 CFA Fine day. I remained at home and resumed my writing. I gave in the first place a deliberate ... 29 June 1832 CFA Fine weather. I went to town this morning. My ride was somewhat longer through the little ... 30 June 1832 CFA Fine morning. I went to Boston. Very busy all the time in finishing my Account. I ...

[July 1832]

1 July 1832 CFA Clear morning but warmer than it has been. I was occupied in writing much of my time. ... 2 July 1832 CFA The weather is fine, but the continuance of the heat without rain is a trying thing for ... 3 July 1832 CFA Another cloudy morning followed by a very bright day. I went to Boston again as it was about ... 4 July 1832 CFA Fine clear morning though much cooler than it has been for some days back. As this was the ... 5 July 1832 CFA Fine morning. I went to Boston. Occupied when there in my own affairs and those of my father.... 6 July 1832 CFA I remained quietly at home all day. Weather warm and dry. I cannot say that I was properly ... 7 July 1832 CFA Fine morning. I went to Boston and was occupied much as usual. There was a good deal of news ... 8 July 1832 CFA Day cold and cloudy but without rain. I passed my time very quietly in reading at home, and ... 9 July 1832 CFA Cloudy and cold. But very little rain. I did not go to town. Time occupied between ... 10 July 1832 CFA Morning cloudy and cold. I concluded however to go to town. At the Office a little while and ... 11 July 1832 CFA The clouds and mist continued with occasional heavy rain during the day. I went to town ... 12 July 1832 CFA It rained occasionally throughout the day so that I concluded to remain quietly at home. ... 13 July 1832 CFA Morning clear, but the day was cloudy with now and then a few drops of rain. I remained at ... 14 July 1832 CFA Morning clear, but occasional showers, in the day. I went to town. Time passed in performing ... 15 July 1832 CFA Fine day though cool for the season. I attended Divine service and heard Mr. Newell of ... 16 July 1832 CFA Pleasant day. I went to town principally for the purpose of obtaining from Mr. Blunt the ... 17 July 1832 CFA Fine morning. I concluded not to go to town today. My Mother received a letter this morning ... 18 July 1832 CFA Fine day. I remained quietly at home. My time was divided between Thucydides and Sydney in ... 19 July 1832 CFA Morning fine. My wife accompanied me to Boston where she met her sister Mrs. Frothingham. I ... 20 July 1832 CFA Fine day. I did not go to town. It is marvellous how little attraction there is for me in ... 21 July 1832 CFA A fine rain this morning, but it prevented my going to town as I had intended. Occupied in ... 22 July 1832 CFA Fine day. I attended Divine Service all day and heard Mr. Flint of Cohasset preach. In the ... 23 July 1832 CFA Fine, clear day. I went to Boston and passed my time there with my usual waste. The accounts ... 24 July 1832 CFA Fine morning. I went to town for the purpose of getting some information about my father. ... 25 July 1832 CFA Showery with more thunder and lightning through the rest of the day than we have had all the ... 26 July 1832 CFA Morning cold with a cloud of mist from the sea. I went to town notwithstanding for the ... 27 July 1832 CFA Fine morning. I did not go to town, from an anxiety to be out of the way as much as any ... 28 July 1832 CFA Fine day. I went to town, and my time was entirely taken up all the morning. I had visits at ... 29 July 1832 CFA Day pleasant and rather warm. Time occupied in copying a letter from my father, and reading ... 30 July 1832 CFA Fine day, though it was cloudy in the morning. I went to town for the purpose of arranging ... 31 July 1832 CFA Clouds and showers with thunder and Lightning throughout the day. I remained at home and ...

[August 1832]

1 August 1832 CFA Morning cloudy, damp and cold. I went to town—My time there being almost entirely taken up ... 2 August 1832 CFA I went to town. Read a little of Major Hordynski’s book and was engaged in a general ... 3 August 1832 CFA Remained at Quincy all day. More of a Summer feeling in this than I have experienced for ... 4 August 1832 CFA My Wife accompanied me to Boston and thence to Charlestown to see Mr. and Mrs. Everett. We ... 5 August 1832 CFA Morning very warm with clouds, and in the afternoon some rain. I attended divine Service all ... 6 August 1832 CFA Cloudy with an Easterly Wind, which in the afternoon produced heavy rain. I went into town, ... 7 August 1832 CFA Clouds and occasional rain. I remained at home today. Began reading a Biography of Oliver ... 8 August 1832 CFA Weather continues showery. I remained at home and continued very earnestly reading the life ... 9 August 1832 CFA Heavy showers all day. This was the day appointed by Governor Lincoln as a day of fasting, ... 10 August 1832 CFA Heavy rain in the morning which prevented my going to town as I had intended. Occupied in ... 11 August 1832 CFA Beautiful morning. I went to town. Time engrossed by the usual variety of little minutiae ... 12 August 1832 CFA Fine morning although we had a sea fog for half an hour. I attended the divine service all ... 13 August 1832 CFA Fine morning and clear, warm day. I went to town and was engaged during the morning in my ... 14 August 1832 CFA My Child has completed her first year. She has on the whole enjoyed a remarkable share of ... 15 August 1832 CFA Morning clear, and weather exceedingly warm. I went to town as usual preparatory to going to ... 16 August 1832 CFA Morning cloudy but it did not rain. After consideration Mr. Brooks concluded to go down to ... 17 August 1832 CFA Rain in the morning. I was in doubt as to what to do. Remained at Quincy until nearly ten ... 18 August 1832 CFA Morning cloudy. I went to town accompanied by my Child’s Nurse who went in for the day. She ... 19 August 1832 CFA Is it possible that I should have finished my record of yesterday without recollecting that ... 20 August 1832 CFA A beautiful morning. I went to town accompanied by Mr. Frothingham. Walked to the Athenaeum ... 21 August 1832 CFA Fine morning. I went to town accompanied by Mr. Frothingham. Morning passed quietly at the ... 22 August 1832 CFA Fine morning. For two or three days past I have taken a shower bath at the small house under ... 23 August 1832 CFA Fine morning, quite unexpectedly to me for it was raining last evening. I went to town ... 24 August 1832 CFA Fine day. I went to town as usual. Morning passed as usual. I got a chance to go to the ... 25 August 1832 CFA Fine day but the weather has turned off quite cold. I took my last shower bath this season ... 26 August 1832 CFA Fine Morning. I attended Divine Service all day and heard Mr. Green preach from the famous ... 27 August 1832 CFA Inasmuch as my horse was quite tired by the amount of his work during the last fortnight and ... 28 August 1832 CFA Fine morning. I remained at home very quietly all day. My time was taken up partly in ... 29 August 1832 CFA Fine day. Remained at home again. Wrote off a fair copy of the draught which I mentioned ... 30 August 1832 CFA My father went this day to Cambridge to attend the exercises of the ΦBK Society. I rode to ... 31 August 1832 CFA I did not go to town today. My father did, to dine with Mr. Coolidge. I went on working upon ...

[September 1832]

1 September 1832 CFA Cold morning but clear. I went to town. Time taken up partly in going to my House for ... 2 September 1832 CFA Fine day although the Wind was Easterly. Attended Divine Service all day at the Meeting ... 3 September 1832 CFA Three years ago on this day, I was married. So far, I have never had occasion to repent it. ... 4 September 1832 CFA Heavy rain and cold. I remained at home all the morning, trying to revive my taste for the ... 5 September 1832 CFA Fine morning. I arose feeling very unwell and my sickness did not abate for some hours. ... 6 September 1832 CFA As I felt somewhat under the influence of medicine, I concluded to remain quietly at home ... 7 September 1832 CFA Fine morning. I felt better though not quite recovered from my sickness. Went to town in the ... 8 September 1832 CFA Fine morning. I went to town. Time passed at the Athenaeum and office. But I had no business ... 9 September 1832 CFA Morning clear but day windy. I attended Divine Service and heard Mr. Lamson of Dedham — A ... 10 September 1832 CFA Fine morning. I went to town having made an engagement with Mrs. Proctor to be ready to ... 11 September 1832 CFA Morning clear but windy. I accompanied my Mother to town in the Carriage this morning, and ... 12 September 1832 CFA The rain and wind of the night ceased this morning to give way to a beautiful day. I arose ... 13 September 1832 CFA Fine morning. The weather is clear and cold. I am fearful the crop of Corn will not ripen. ... 14 September 1832 CFA Fine morning. I remained at home very quiet and read a little of M. Chateaubriand, though ... 15 September 1832 CFA Morning warmer. I went to town and was engaged my whole time in overseeing the putting of ... 16 September 1832 CFA The Storm produced a lovely Summer morning which I enjoyed exceedingly in a little walk with ... 17 September 1832 CFA Fine morning. I went to town. Engaged in a few Commissions, and among the rest called at the ... 18 September 1832 CFA Lovely day. We seem at the termination of the Season and yet we have at no time had a ... 19 September 1832 CFA I remained absent from town again all day, though I can hardly say that I have a ... 20 September 1832 CFA Morning cloudy and looked very much like rain. The first thing that was announced to us was ... 21 September 1832 CFA As the Weather changed and the appearances were rather in favour of a Storm of some days, I ... 22 September 1832 CFA Morning cloudy and it rained occasionally throughout the day. I did not go to town and ... 23 September 1832 CFA Fine clear morning with a much cooler air than heretofore. I was busy during the morning in ... 24 September 1832 CFA Morning cold and clear. I went to town. The decay of the year again gives me a feeling of ... 25 September 1832 CFA The day was cloudy with occasional heavy showers of rain but it finally cleared away. I ... 26 September 1832 CFA Fine day. I went to town and should have enjoyed my ride exceedingly if I had not felt a ... 27 September 1832 CFA Having purchased my Coal, the next thing was to get it into my House and Office. For that ... 28 September 1832 CFA I was obliged to go into town again today for the purpose of overseeing the putting my Coal ... 29 September 1832 CFA Morning cloudy and soon after eleven, hard rain for the rest of the day. This prevented our ... 30 September 1832 CFA Cloudy with sleet and occasional rain throughout the day. I passed my time in writing, ...

[October 1832]

1 October 1832 CFA Heavy rain all day so that I did not stir from the House. Occupied in various ways but in ... 2 October 1832 CFA Fine day. I went to town early and was occupied the whole morning in attending to matters of ... 3 October 1832 CFA I did not go to town today. Morning taken up in writing for my father, correcting old MS and ... 4 October 1832 CFA Fine morning. I rode to town feeling slightly unwell, though it did not disturb my comfort ... 5 October 1832 CFA Fine morning. I remained at home, and after spending an hour at the Wharf in a vain attempt ... 6 October 1832 CFA The morning thick and hazy. I went to town accompanied by my father. Of course got in ... 7 October 1832 CFA Morning cloudy and mild. The Weather is on the whole fine for the Season. Morning passed in ... 8 October 1832 CFA Morning cloudy but it did not rain. The weather remained doubtful until evening when it ... 9 October 1832 CFA Foggy morning but a very beautiful day. I remained at home all day and consumed a quantity ... 10 October 1832 CFA Morning cloudy, but I went to town notwithstanding, for the purpose of attending to the ... 11 October 1832 CFA Clouds and occasional heavy rain. I remained quietly at home occupied in reading Lingard and ... 12 October 1832 CFA Beautiful morning. I do not know that we have a pleasanter month than this when it is ... 13 October 1832 CFA Mild and pleasant day. Miss Julia Gorham accompanied me to town today. She returns home much ... 14 October 1832 CFA Morning cloudy but it cleared away towards night with a sharp North-Westerly Wind. I ... 15 October 1832 CFA Fine morning but very cold. I went into town and felt more chilled than I have done this ... 16 October 1832 CFA Fine morning but cool. I rode to town to see about getting my Coal in, and was accompanied ... 17 October 1832 CFA Milder and clear. I remained at home all day. It was my intention to have employed my time ... 18 October 1832 CFA This morning upon getting up I found myself somewhat indisposed, and as there seemed to be ... 19 October 1832 CFA Cloudy day. I felt but poorly after the severe influence of my Medicine. I remained quietly ... 20 October 1832 CFA Morning cloudy but it cleared away afterwards and became warm. I went to town with the ... 21 October 1832 CFA Morning clear but mild. I attended Divine Service all day and heard Dr. Gray preach. I do ... 22 October 1832 CFA Morning cold and cloudy. I went to town although feeling quite unwell. I have of late years ... 23 October 1832 CFA I felt much better this morning. My purpose is now to adhere strictly to the Diet prescribed ... 24 October 1832 CFA Morning cold and cloudy. I felt much better, and therefore went down to the Wharf fishing. ... 25 October 1832 CFA Went to town accompanied by my father. His engagements were such as to require his presence ... 26 October 1832 CFA Morning was cold. I started shortly after breakfast, to go to Weston. My fingers ached and I ... 27 October 1832 CFA Clear morning and milder than it has been. I remained at Quincy in consequence of my ... 28 October 1832 CFA Morning cold and cloudy. A few flakes of snow and some hail announced to us the rapid march ... 29 October 1832 CFA Clear and cold. I went to town. Engaged all my time in commissions. My house is now to be ... 30 October 1832 CFA Weather moderated, making one of the most delicious of our Autumn days. I rode into town for ... 31 October 1832 CFA I staid at home this morning while my Mother and Wife went to town. Occupied very constantly ...

[November 1832]

1 November 1832 CFA Delicious day. The very perfection of our Indian Summer. I went to town accompanied by Mrs. ... 2 November 1832 CFA My day was passed at home. I designed to have passed it very pleasantly in getting rid of ... 3 November 1832 CFA Fine morning though a little colder. I went to town accompanied by my wife. Left her at the ... 4 November 1832 CFA Morning windy but mild. I was occupied all day in finishing the various little occupations ... 5 November 1832 CFA Morning cloudy but it cleared away pretty well so as to make it pretty agreeable ... 6 November 1832 CFA Cold and cloudy day with occasional rain. I went to town it being the last day allowed for ... 7 November 1832 CFA The day has arrived when it is time to break up the Summer arrangement and begin the Winter ... 8 November 1832 CFA Morning cloudy but it cleared away quite cold. I went to the Office. Engaged a good deal in ... 9 November 1832 CFA My father left this morning early for Providence. He goes to Washington to assume new cares ... 10 November 1832 CFA My health is declining in spite of myself. The distress I endure every morning is something ... 11 November 1832 CFA Beautiful weather. My father and mother are much favoured. Attended divine Service all day ... 12 November 1832 CFA Another fine day. I felt better than usual. Went to the Office and found there a letter from ... 13 November 1832 CFA A fine day. I felt pretty well although a little uneasy. Went to the Office. Pretty ... 14 November 1832 CFA Weather changed today and it became chilly and with a feeling of snow. I went to the Office. ... 15 November 1832 CFA Cold but clear. On account of my ailing, I thought I would change my diet in the morning to ... 16 November 1832 CFA Clear and cold. I went to the Office and was tolerably industrious the whole morning reading ... 17 November 1832 CFA Cloudy and dull. At the Office, read a little of Lingard, but far the greater part of my ... 18 November 1832 CFA The day was wet but warm. I was occupied in reading a little but principally in writing ... 19 November 1832 CFA Cloudy with heavy fog. I went to the Office and my whole time passed very busily in copying ... 20 November 1832 CFA Fine morning. Clear and windy as the day advanced which very rapidly increased the cold. ... 21 November 1832 CFA Morning quite sharp. Upon going down to the Office I found the whole street in commotion, in ... 22 November 1832 CFA Cloudy and dark with rain. I went to the Office as usual, but a considerable part of my ... 23 November 1832 CFA Morning clear and pleasant. Our weather is on the whole uncommonly mild. I hope it is not to ... 24 November 1832 CFA I sent this morning three numbers to the Editor of the Advocate, for publication. The ... 25 November 1832 CFA Cold but clear this morning. I consumed my leisure time in reading Vasari’s life of Corregio ... 26 November 1832 CFA Morning mild but cloudy with high wind. At the Office as usual where I read and finished the ... 27 November 1832 CFA Fine morning. Mild as September. I thought I could not do better than to pay my last visit ... 28 November 1832 CFA Cloudy with fog. At the Office, occupied in making up Accounts and writing Diary. And went ... 29 November 1832 CFA This was the day appointed according to custom, for returning thanks to the divine being for ... 30 November 1832 CFA Clouds and rain. At the Office. Received letters from both my Parents. They are in a tone of ...

[December 1832]

1 December 1832 CFA The first day of Winter brought with it the livery which the season commonly wears. Short ... 2 December 1832 CFA Bright morning and pleasant. But the snow gave a chill to the air that tells us of winter in ... 3 December 1832 CFA Cloudy, rainy and warm morning — The snow and ice disappearing nearly as fast as it came. I ... 4 December 1832 CFA Cloudy morning and mild. I went to the Office. Occupied some time in making up my Accounts ... 5 December 1832 CFA Morning cool and cloudy. I went to the Office. Time occupied much as usual. I wrote, ... 6 December 1832 CFA Cloudy and cool. At the Office. Received a letter from my Father, mentioning the sickness of ... 7 December 1832 CFA The President’s Message arrived today, or I should rather say was published in the ... 8 December 1832 CFA Morning rainy and dark. I went to the Office as usual. The second of my numbers appeared in ... 9 December 1832 CFA Mist in the morning and hard rain at night. I attended divine service throughout the day ... 10 December 1832 CFA A beautiful morning. Instead of any appearance of this month, I should suppose it was hardly ... 11 December 1832 CFA Another very beautiful day. What a contrast between this and last year. We then were ... 12 December 1832 CFA Warm, but heavy clouds and rain. At the Office much as usual. Read Lingard very attentively ... 13 December 1832 CFA Colder. I went to the Office and after getting through with my usual duties went out to call ... 14 December 1832 CFA Morning dark and gloomy. I felt a little out of spirits, yet for my life I do not know why. ... 15 December 1832 CFA Morning mild, cloudy and wet. At the Office. Great talk about the proclamation, people seem ... 16 December 1832 CFA Colder but still cloudy and dull. I went to Meeting all day. In the morning heard my ... 17 December 1832 CFA Morning warm with heavy rain. I went to the Office and from thence to Faneuil Hall. A ... 18 December 1832 CFA Morning cloudy with very high winds. I went to the Office as usual. Very busy in writing ... 19 December 1832 CFA Fine morning although somewhat colder than it has been. I went to the Office. Nothing ... 20 December 1832 CFA Beautiful morning. I staid at home quite late on account of one of the Conants from Weston ... 21 December 1832 CFA Morning clear and fine. I went to the Office as usual. Then to the Athenaeum for the purpose ... 22 December 1832 CFA A severely cold morning. Went to the Office as usual. My No. 4 appeared in this morning’s ... 23 December 1832 CFA The remedies taken by my Wife for the tooth ach, were so powerful as to produce intense ... 24 December 1832 CFA Morning cloudy, but it cleared up and gave us one of the purest skies of our Winter ... 25 December 1832 CFA Christmas and a beautiful day. I went to the Office. Occupied in writing, and read a portion ... 26 December 1832 CFA Cloudy and dull day. I went to the Office and passed my time there in the usual way. First ... 27 December 1832 CFA Morning cloudy with occasional rain. Went to the Office. Nothing particularly new. Engaged ... 28 December 1832 CFA Fine day. I went to the Office and was engaged in my usual way. Read Lingard and had two or ... 29 December 1832 CFA Fine day notwithstanding a little flurry of snow that fell early in the morning. I went to ... 30 December 1832 CFA Fine day although rather cold. I passed an hour of my morning in reading Montaigne’s Essays ... 31 December 1832 CFA Morning damp and warm. I went to the Office. Received a pleasant Letter from my Father upon ...