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1834

[November 1834]

1 November 1834 CFA The morning was cold but it became clear and thus our precautions of yesterday were ... 2 November 1834 CFA A clear but a cold day. I read Quinctius Heymerau von Flaming into the fourth Volume of ... 3 November 1834 CFA I left Medford this morning, one of our cold but most beautiful days of Autumn. In Boston at ... 4 November 1834 CFA I went into Boston from Quincy and was occupied the greater part of my time in making the ... 5 November 1834 CFA I thought it likely to rain and therefore would not go into town particularly as I had many ... 6 November 1834 CFA A lovely morning. We were occupied most of the time in making final arrangements of ... 7 November 1834 CFA A most beautiful day. Could we but have such weather for our Journey! I went into town with ... 8 November 1834 CFA The morning was bright but it clouded with a few drops of rain in the course of the day. I ... 9 November 1834 CFA The day was one of the most beautiful I ever experienced in this climate at this season of ... 10 November 1834 CFA The morning was cloudy and did not promise so well as we might have had reason to expect. ... 11 November 1834 CFA The morning broke while we were still on the water and a drizzling rain made objects beyond ... 12 November 1834 CFA Arose early and got every thing in preparation so that we started in the boat for ... 13 November 1834 CFA A most lovely day with all the peculiar haze and softness of what we call Indian Summer in ... 14 November 1834 CFA The morning was cloudy with rain at noon. We arose early and hastened to the Steamer Robert ... 15 November 1834 CFA The air had turned cold during the night, and it was cloudy. After a good breakfast we ... 16 November 1834 CFA Our Journey was just executed in time, for this was a severe North East snow storm. My ... 17 November 1834 CFA A very heavy North Easterly rain storm which kept me confined at home all day. I arose in ... 18 November 1834 CFA The room I occupy in the house is the one which my brother and his Wife formerly had as ... 19 November 1834 CFA I was up early and after a silent breakfast went up to take my leave of my Mother. This ... 20 November 1834 CFA I was early roused and on my way to the Steamboat—Leaving Baltimore behind me without regret.... 21 November 1834 CFA From my retiring late and the consciousness of an early call, I did not sleep very well. The ... 22 November 1834 CFA If there is romance in music on the water at night, there is a rapid vibration to the ... 23 November 1834 CFA Although finally arrived to settle down for the Winter in uninterrupted quiet I hope, yet my ... 24 November 1834 CFA I went to my Office this morning, thus beginning my usual routine of occupation. My business ... 25 November 1834 CFA My morning was passed at the Office, principally in writing and copying a letter to my ... 26 November 1834 CFA The party in the house did as people proposing to travel always do, kept almost every body ... 27 November 1834 CFA This was the day which the ancient custom of the Country has fixed under the appointment of ... 28 November 1834 CFA Mrs. Parks the Aunt of my Wife by her Mother’s side is dead after a lingering illness. The ... 29 November 1834 CFA Most of my time spent at the Office. I wrote much in my Diary. On the whole my Journey was ... 30 November 1834 CFA Pleasant day though rather cool. I have since the arrival of the Quincy books resumed my ...

[December 1834]

1 December 1834 CFA The weather is remarkably mild for the season. I went to the Office this morning after ... 2 December 1834 CFA A wet, rainy day and dark. I succeeded however in getting my grate to the house and having ... 3 December 1834 CFA Goethe is considered by Germans as the head of all their literature. He has for a long time ... 4 December 1834 CFA I was engaged all the morning in preparing letters and papers for the Mail. I was to ... 5 December 1834 CFA I have received a letter from my father in answer to mine which I can hardly understand. ... 6 December 1834 CFA A rainy day with a heavy southerly wind and gloomy as the close of the year and short days ... 7 December 1834 CFA A fine day. I read German in the morning and then attended divine service. Heard Mr. ... 8 December 1834 CFA A rainy, warm day again. I went to the Office. Writing. Mr. John Kirk presented himself ... 9 December 1834 CFA Fine day. I generally read German an hour after breakfast which reduces my Office time to ... 10 December 1834 CFA Fine weather. I finished Goethe’s Werther for the second time this morning and on the whole ... 11 December 1834 CFA I went out rather earlier than usual. My time taken up at the Office by my Diary which I ... 12 December 1834 CFA My morning was passed as usual. At the Office busy in my Diary which I at last brought up to ... 13 December 1834 CFA Morning dark with occasional snow but it cleared away afterwards. I went to the Office and ... 14 December 1834 CFA The morning was cloudy and mild but it grew clear and cold until it became one of the ... 15 December 1834 CFA The arrival of Mr. Brooks makes quite a difference in the house. I live a sort of negative ... 16 December 1834 CFA After looking over Emilia Galotti for the last time I concluded next to go to the fountain ... 17 December 1834 CFA Clouds, such as we usually have at the close of the year. There is something quite cheerless ... 18 December 1834 CFA Faust is certainly a very striking piece. The idea is so wild and yet so natural. A man who ... 19 December 1834 CFA Our weather now is generally cloudy. I do not mind it much for I am now so deeply interested ... 20 December 1834 CFA A fine afternoon although appearances before dinner indicated a storm. I continued reading ... 21 December 1834 CFA A clear, cold, bright winter’s day. I took a walk which I enjoyed. The air was sharp and the ... 22 December 1834 CFA Lord Francis Leveson Gower has attempted to translate Faust, and considering the enormous ... 23 December 1834 CFA I read this morning the little fragment upon Faust left by Lessing which is said by Madame ... 24 December 1834 CFA Day very dark. I passed most of my time in lounging at an Auction room where there was a ... 25 December 1834 CFA Christmas day. A day of some festivity in three fourths of the Christian world and even here ... 26 December 1834 CFA There is a great deal of power in Don Carlos. It is a piece that interests at once from the ... 27 December 1834 CFA A fine day. I went to the Office and was busy there in draughting my Quarterly Account for ... 28 December 1834 CFA Fine cold day. I read d’Israeli in the morning and Don Carlos. Attended divine service and ... 29 December 1834 CFA Cloudy day and dark. I finished Don Carlos this morning and on the whole admire it very much.... 30 December 1834 CFA It snowed the greater part of the night and this morning the weather had all the appearance ... 31 December 1834 CFA A beautiful day. The sun bright and warm enough to melt much of the snow. I took my walk at ...

1835

[January 1835]

1 January 1835 CFA My spirits were not bright as the day was nor could I yet well account for their dejection. ... 2 January 1835 CFA Morning cloudy but it afterwards cleared away. We now have regular winter weather and with ... 3 January 1835 CFA Cold day. I went to the office as usual and was occupied in Accounts. Closed the business of ... 4 January 1835 CFA The weather was again severely cold this morning. The Thermometer falling to ten degrees ... 5 January 1835 CFA Still very cold though a little easier than yesterday. I read Oberon as usual until ten ... 6 January 1835 CFA Cold continues. I went to the office after reading Oberon. Fire missed catching and ... 7 January 1835 CFA Still very cold. I went to the Office and occupied myself in Accounts and Diary as usual. As ... 8 January 1835 CFA Thermometer below zero. Office as usual where I was so wholly engrossed by my Accounts as to ... 9 January 1835 CFA Fine morning and the weather a little more moderate but still quite cold. I finished Oberon ... 10 January 1835 CFA The weather is moderating gradually and continues bright and pleasant. I began Goethe’s Götz ... 11 January 1835 CFA The weather is gradually moderating and becoming exceedingly pleasant. I read this morning ... 12 January 1835 CFA A very beautiful day. I read a little German and a few lines of Sir Thomas More. Then to the ... 13 January 1835 CFA A lovely day. Wind Southerly and the Thermometer at 40° in the shade. I went to the Office. ... 14 January 1835 CFA The weather has been moderating gradually until it has become a complete thaw. It rained ... 15 January 1835 CFA A mild day with the Streets almost impassable by the melting. I read a little German and ... 16 January 1835 CFA Another Spring like day. I read a little of Goethe, who from his idiom is I think more ... 17 January 1835 CFA The weather grows slightly cooler but still uncommonly mild. I went to the Office. My time ... 18 January 1835 CFA Colder morning. I read a good deal of Götz today, but I confess I lose much of the force of ... 19 January 1835 CFA Cooler. I went out a little earlier. Read my No. 1 in the Newspapers and notwithstanding an ... 20 January 1835 CFA I went to the Office this morning with the intention of looking over the great Thelluson ... 21 January 1835 CFA My No. 2 appeared this morning exceedingly well printed. I met Mr. Hallett in the Street and ... 22 January 1835 CFA A mild day after heavy rain, not so healthy weather as the cold. I went to the Office and ... 23 January 1835 CFA Cooler but still unusually mild. I went to the Office and from thence to the Theatre to ... 24 January 1835 CFA Mild weather in order to compensate us for the severity of the early part of the month. I ... 25 January 1835 CFA Cooler day. My child, Louisa is unwell again and for the first time this winter. Though ... 26 January 1835 CFA Morning mild. It rained but afterwards cleared up. I went to the office and was engaged ... 27 January 1835 CFA The Child continuing to hang about as if she was suffering I advised my Wife to send for Dr. ... 28 January 1835 CFA Dark and gloomy morning. The child seemed quite unwell and my spirits were as much depressed ... 29 January 1835 CFA Morning fine. The Child seemed better and my spirits accordingly grew very much brighter. I ... 30 January 1835 CFA Morning heavy rain. I went to the Office. Began a book of Wieland’s but did not like it’s ... 31 January 1835 CFA The day was brighter, and our weather generally has been singularly mild. No letter from my ...

[February 1835]

1 February 1835 CFA The weather grows cooler. I read some heads of d’Israeli and attended divine service. Mr. ... 2 February 1835 CFA A colder day and far more like Winter. I went to the Office and made my arrangement in ... 3 February 1835 CFA A cold morning again. I went to the Office. Nothing very material. I was in part of the time ... 4 February 1835 CFA I went to the Office this morning. My time after breakfast and in the evening is not devoted ... 5 February 1835 CFA The weather continues very cold. I went to the Office. Mr. Walsh spent an hour and I passed ... 6 February 1835 CFA A cloudy day with snow towards evening. I went to the Office where I passed my time writing ... 7 February 1835 CFA The weather rather cloudy but cleared off and became cold. I went to the Office and idled ... 8 February 1835 CFA Again severely cold. The winter will not break quite yet. I finished Mr. Beckford’s book ... 9 February 1835 CFA The days are growing more mild but the nights remain as severe as ever. I have however ... 10 February 1835 CFA Cold still. I finished Mrs. Trollope’s book and hastened to return it at once to the ... 11 February 1835 CFA Morning cold. I went out a little earlier. Nothing very remarkable at the Office. Occupied ... 12 February 1835 CFA Clear and cool. I went to the Office after reading a little of one of Kotzebue’s Tales. This ... 13 February 1835 CFA Morning milder. I went to the Office after reading a Chapter upon Kotzebue. Time taken up in ... 14 February 1835 CFA Morning pleasant. I read a little of Kotzebue and then went to the Office. Time taken up in ... 15 February 1835 CFA Morning cloudy and cold, with a slight snow. I read the second volume of the reminiscences ... 16 February 1835 CFA Dark clouds and sleet or hail. Too cold to snow. I read a little of Kotzebue but I do not ... 17 February 1835 CFA Dark with rain making the Streets exceedingly disagreeable. I read enough of Kotzebue’s ... 18 February 1835 CFA Morning cloudy. I went to the Office after reading a Scene or two in the first part of ... 19 February 1835 CFA Another cloudy disagreeable day. It is a week now that we have not seen the sun. I went to ... 20 February 1835 CFA Finished the first part of Wallenstein. A curiously wild mixture representing a licentious ... 21 February 1835 CFA Pleasant day. I read Wallenstein and then to the Office. My time taken up partly in ... 22 February 1835 CFA A mild, South wind today and sultry. I read Wallenstein in the morning comparing it with ... 23 February 1835 CFA The day was cloudy and mild. I read some of Wallenstein and then went to the Office. ... 24 February 1835 CFA Wallenstein which contains many passages of charming poetry and several dialogues of most ... 25 February 1835 CFA Cloudy and cold. I went to the Office after reading my usual time. Made a purchase for T. B. ... 26 February 1835 CFA A pleasant morning. I read Wallenstein which is a charming production. The two Piccolomini I ... 27 February 1835 CFA The Antimasonic party have nominated Mr. E. Everett as Governor. The Step was not a moment ... 28 February 1835 CFA The Whigs had their Meeting last night. Out of about four hundred and fifty members, one ...

[March 1835]

1 March 1835 CFA The Weather has for a day or two become severely cold again. I finished Schiller’s ... 2 March 1835 CFA The political news from France is again varied by the late arrival and as I foresaw not for ... 3 March 1835 CFA The Newspapers of the morning contain the Message of the President to Congress covering the ... 4 March 1835 CFA Morning cold but the day was remarkably fine. I awoke with a sore throat and more unpleasant ... 5 March 1835 CFA Fine day although still cold for the month. I felt a little better but not free from sore ... 6 March 1835 CFA The weather is pleasant and grows slowly more mild. My father has explained his course so as ... 7 March 1835 CFA Morning mild and pleasant but it grew thick and began to snow before evening. I went to the ... 8 March 1835 CFA Snow and sleet and general bad weather. I continued reading the French Author, Mr. de Balzac.... 9 March 1835 CFA My cold instead of growing better seems to get worse. I had today a head ach joined with it ... 10 March 1835 CFA I arose quite cured of my head ach but suffering very severely from my cold which continues ... 11 March 1835 CFA My cold continues in the most astonishing manner. I am very hoarse and suffer in my head ... 12 March 1835 CFA My cold is changing places a little but not going very fast. I do not remember that for many ... 13 March 1835 CFA I find my cold as inconvenient, although not perhaps quite so severe as it has been. ... 14 March 1835 CFA Pleasant day. Finished the Maid of Orleans, a piece with which I have been much charmed. The ... 15 March 1835 CFA A bright pleasant day. I read Mary Stuart another piece of Schillers of somewhat different ... 16 March 1835 CFA Morning cloudy but it cleared away at noon. We had a thunder storm in the night. My cold is ... 17 March 1835 CFA Fine morning. I read and finished Mary Stuart today. The defect of the piece is that it has ... 18 March 1835 CFA Cold morning. I read Schiller’s Preface to his Bride of Messina—An attempt to bring back the ... 19 March 1835 CFA Morning snow and rain with the Streets under water. I continued reading the Bride of Messina ... 20 March 1835 CFA A fine mild day. I felt a good deal better this morning and although my spirits are somewhat ... 21 March 1835 CFA Fine morning. I went to the Office after finishing the Bride of Messina. There is a great ... 22 March 1835 CFA Snow and hail throughout the day with occasional thunder and lightning. The Winter continues ... 23 March 1835 CFA Cold and clear. The winter goes backward. I finished Wilhelm Tell this morning, and I have ... 24 March 1835 CFA Clear and cold for the Season. I began Schiller’s Cabal and Love, but finding it somewhat ... 25 March 1835 CFA Morning pleasant but still cool for the season. We received news of the confinement of Mrs. ... 26 March 1835 CFA Mild and cloudy. I continued reading Wilhelm Meister which is far the most interesting thing ... 27 March 1835 CFA Morning cloudy with heavy subsequent rain which lasted however but a few hours. I began for ... 28 March 1835 CFA Fine day. I read as usual Schiller’s Thirty Years War. Then to the Office. Much of my time ... 29 March 1835 CFA A raw, disagreeable day with the wind from the East. I read in the morning Schiller’s Thirty ... 30 March 1835 CFA Snow and rain with exceedingly disagreeable walking. I was occupied some time in finding the ... 31 March 1835 CFA My Wife has unfortunately caught this severe cold which is going about and under which I ...

[April 1835]

1 April 1835 CFA On the first day of each Quarter I am usually much occupied with matters of Account. ... 2 April 1835 CFA My Wife’s cold remains much the same and mine does not wholly depart. I read a little of ... 3 April 1835 CFA Chilly with clouds. I continued reading Schiller with whose history I am much pleased. On ... 4 April 1835 CFA Cold and cheerless. I went to the Office, my spirits still somewhat depressed by the ... 5 April 1835 CFA A very heavy rain from the North East. I continued Schiller’s Thirty Year’s War. If I was ... 6 April 1835 CFA Continued Schiller. My Wife coughs so much that I again sent for Dr. Bigelow who advised the ... 7 April 1835 CFA A thorough April day with alternate shower and sunshine. After reading Schiller for some ... 8 April 1835 CFA A pleasant day. I finished the first Volume of Schiller’s Thirty Years War which is more ... 9 April 1835 CFA This is by appointment the day for the regular annual fast. Accordingly I remained at home ... 10 April 1835 CFA After reading my usual quantity of German I went to the Office and was occupied there with ... 11 April 1835 CFA I called to see Mr. Griggs this morning but as he was not yet prepared I postponed a ... 12 April 1835 CFA The day was cold with an East wind but clear. I passed the morning in a continuation of ... 13 April 1835 CFA Much of my time was taken up in going down to procure the Deed of the Estate in Acorn Street ... 14 April 1835 CFA A windy cold day. I went to the Office, after my usual reading. But I did not remain there ... 15 April 1835 CFA Mr. Brooks this day made me a present of the Mortgage and arrears of Interest upon the House ... 16 April 1835 CFA Weather cold and disagreeable. Snow and rain all day today. I went out late after the death ... 17 April 1835 CFA Very cool for the season with a brisk North Wester. I read Schiller until late, then to the ... 18 April 1835 CFA Morning cold and unpleasantly windy. I continued Schiller whose history is better than the ... 19 April 1835 CFA Cloudy and windy. Our Season is certainly none of the pleasantest. I passed the morning in ... 20 April 1835 CFA The day was cloudy and warm, with occasional showers. I continued Schiller until I went to ... 21 April 1835 CFA Morning fine and promising to remain so. In consequence I went up to my house and was ... 22 April 1835 CFA I began this morning Goethe’s dramatic Poem of Torquato Tasso, a subject which is treated by ... 23 April 1835 CFA I went to the Office after a due continuation of Torquato Tasso. The day which opened with ... 24 April 1835 CFA As this was the day fixed for us to begin opening our own house, I was very much occupied in ... 25 April 1835 CFA We hear very bad accounts from Mrs. Everett. I went out early to the House, from thence to ... 26 April 1835 CFA Day cold and cloudy. I went to the Church in Chauncy place as usual after reading a part of ... 27 April 1835 CFA The day was clear and calm. According to my promise I started early and rode to Quincy. ... 28 April 1835 CFA A very heavy rain storm with wind in the morning but it did not continue long. We have been ... 29 April 1835 CFA A very pleasant day. I was out some time with my Wife making purchases and giving directions.... 30 April 1835 CFA A cloudy day but it afterwards became warm and clear. I went to the Office and from thence ...

[May 1835]

1 May 1835 CFA It has become very much the practice here of late years to go out into the Country on the ... 2 May 1835 CFA It was a tolerably pleasant day today and might justify some calculation upon the season. I ... 3 May 1835 CFA Morning clear but a cold East wind. I read a little German and a little of Mr. Landor ... 4 May 1835 CFA The day was cloudy with rain. I went to the Office and from thence in my usual round to the ... 5 May 1835 CFA Clouds which seem almost fixed above us and drop down from over weight every now and then a ... 6 May 1835 CFA I was occupied much in my usual manner this morning, the weather was dark and cloudy but I ... 7 May 1835 CFA Having engaged to go to Quincy this morning, I started directly after breakfast. The morning ... 8 May 1835 CFA House, thence to the Office. Found John Kirk there and as he has not favoured me with many ... 9 May 1835 CFA Morning cool but clear. I went out directly for the purpose of gaining time enough to go to ... 10 May 1835 CFA Cold and calm. The Clouds were dispersed in the course of the day. My Wife has been ... 11 May 1835 CFA I was very much occupied all day in superintending the process of moving the considerable ... 12 May 1835 CFA The sun broke cheerfully into our new Quarters this morning and gave us the promise of a ... 13 May 1835 CFA Morning clear but the air no longer had the softness which distinguished it for the two last ... 14 May 1835 CFA The day was cloudy and rainy. I read the first canto of the second book of Spenser, and then ... 15 May 1835 CFA Heavy rain with a cold Easterly wind. I read a Canto of the Faerie Queen and finding myself ... 16 May 1835 CFA The day was showery with gleams of sunshine. I read a Canto of the Fairy Queen and went to ... 17 May 1835 CFA Morning windy and clouds but before Sunset it became quite pleasant. I went to take a little ... 18 May 1835 CFA Morning very pleasant. I went out on the Common with my child and enjoyed her glee in ... 19 May 1835 CFA The largest fire took place yesterday that has been known since the existence of the present ... 20 May 1835 CFA The Atmosphere resembled Summer today, and shows the singular changes that take place in ... 21 May 1835 CFA The wind changed during the night and it was a raw, cold and cloudy morning. I continued my ... 22 May 1835 CFA Cold but clear. The Advocate of this morning contains a short notice addressed to me, ... 23 May 1835 CFA Morning cold but clear. I tried to commit about forty lines of Pope this morning but failed ... 24 May 1835 CFA Mild agreeable day. I passed my morning in committing Pope. I find what I did not expect ... 25 May 1835 CFA Received a letter from my father this morning, at Philadelphia. He gives notice of his ... 26 May 1835 CFA Morning fine and rather warm. I went out with Louisa who seems languid. Then to the Office ... 27 May 1835 CFA I was aroused very early this morning by my Wife with the announcement that her confinement ... 28 May 1835 CFA After breakfast and finding my Wife still pretty well I concluded to go to Quincy for the ... 29 May 1835 CFA Very warm. I was again obliged to go out to Quincy for the purpose of putting in motion the ... 30 May 1835 CFA Quite a sultry day. I went to the Office after taking a round with Louisa. My wife continues ... 31 May 1835 CFA A fine day but with a cool Easterly wind. I went out with Louisa as usual after which read ...

[June 1835]

1 June 1835 CFA A heavy rain in the morning but it afterwards cleared and became a very beautiful day. It ... 2 June 1835 CFA I go out with Louisa to give her exercise instead of committing Pope, a sacrifice of mental ... 3 June 1835 CFA Morning warm but the Wind got round Easterly so that I found it by no means oppressive. ... 4 June 1835 CFA Morning warm. I walked out with Louisa and called to see Mr. Sharpe about my furniture. Then ... 5 June 1835 CFA Cloudy and very sultry. Committed some lines of Pope and then to the Office for a few ... 6 June 1835 CFA Morning clear and cold. I read a little of Pope committing imperfectly a part. Office but ... 7 June 1835 CFA My morning was taken up in reading the Debates of the First Congress upon the removing power.... 8 June 1835 CFA Morning pleasant but with the wind rather Easterly. I read over my paper this morning and ... 9 June 1835 CFA My new number came out this morning. It will do. I was occupied in studying out the subject ... 10 June 1835 CFA The Papers in the Whig Interest are all startled at my last number and cry War. But the ... 11 June 1835 CFA Cloudy morning but it afterwards cleared away. I went down to my Office but only for a short ... 12 June 1835 CFA Finished my draught of Political Speculation by a Whig Antimason No. 9 and last. I am about ... 13 June 1835 CFA The day was excessively warm. I read over and corrected No. 9 of Political Speculation and ... 14 June 1835 CFA My ground opens to me very rich. I am exceedingly busy in exploring it. The authorities are ... 15 June 1835 CFA My article did not appear this morning but is promised for tomorrow. I requested that ... 16 June 1835 CFA The weather for days past has been much cooler. I went to the Office. My No. 9 appeared this ... 17 June 1835 CFA Fine morning after a gentle rain during the night. I went to the Office after writing a good ... 18 June 1835 CFA A beautiful morning. I took a vacation from writing today in order to give myself some ... 19 June 1835 CFA Morning warm. I went to the Office and was busily engaged in summing up my Accounts for the ... 20 June 1835 CFA Morning cold and windy. I was occupied much of my time at the Office. Accounts and writing ... 21 June 1835 CFA The weather has changed to quite cold. I sat at home with the windows closed. Occupied ... 22 June 1835 CFA Cold morning. I went down to see Sharpe about my medal table and to jog on his vanity ... 23 June 1835 CFA Not being satisfied with my new draught of No. 3 I began to write it over again but desisted ... 24 June 1835 CFA Morning hazy and warm but an East wind afterwards came up that kept the heat down. I was ... 25 June 1835 CFA Morning cool with an easterly wind. I went down to the Office. Not a sign of life in the ... 26 June 1835 CFA Morning cloudy and it threatened rain. I finished No. 4 and took the two last numbers down ... 27 June 1835 CFA Day of clouds and rain. The Newspapers still defer my publishing of No. 2 and will ... 28 June 1835 CFA Cloudy but warm. It afterwards cleared away. I finished the seventh Volume of Thiers and the ... 29 June 1835 CFA Morning cool and pleasant. My number did not appear. It is tolerably clear to me that the ... 30 June 1835 CFA “Parturiunt montes, nascetur ridiculus mus.” The Centinel after this long delay publishes ...

[July 1835]

1 July 1835 CFA Morning extraordinarily cool for the season, but rather pleasant than otherwise. I finished ... 2 July 1835 CFA Day pleasant. I went down to the Office for a little while but remained only long enough to ... 3 July 1835 CFA Morning rather warmer. I was occupied in examining authorities for my No. 5, but the utter ... 4 July 1835 CFA A very warm morning. I started for Quincy shortly after breakfast with Mr. Everett and Mr. ... 5 July 1835 CFA Another very warm morning with a similar termination in a thunder shower. I passed my ... 6 July 1835 CFA Another warm day with another thunder shower and very heavy rain. I went to the Office, ... 7 July 1835 CFA Warm morning but the air was brisk enough to make it pleasant. My No. 3 came out today in ... 8 July 1835 CFA Weather excessively sultry and damp. I went down to see Mr. Sharp about the medal case and ... 9 July 1835 CFA Morning cold and cloudy. I went to the Office after finishing No. 5. My time very much taken ... 10 July 1835 CFA I cannot get Mr. Hallett to publish more than once a week from which I conclude that they ... 11 July 1835 CFA Morning clear and pleasant. I went down to see Sharp about my piece of furniture but still ... 12 July 1835 CFA Morning warm. I was occupied in making out my coins on paper so as to form a tolerably ... 13 July 1835 CFA Exceedingly warm day. I walked up to Mr. Sharpe’s and spent an hour in maturing my plan but ... 14 July 1835 CFA Another day of extreme heat. I went to Mr. Sharpe and received his estimate of the cost ... 15 July 1835 CFA On this day, it had been agreed that my Wife and her two younger children should go to ... 16 July 1835 CFA The rain in the night was amazingly heavy and when I arose in the morning there seemed ... 17 July 1835 CFA Morning cool and delightfully pleasant. I occupied myself for an hour after breakfast with ... 18 July 1835 CFA Returned to town this morning from Medford. Nothing extraordinary moving. I find my letter ... 19 July 1835 CFA Cool and pleasant day. I was engaged in the morning upon my coins until service time. Heard ... 20 July 1835 CFA Morning pleasant but quiet warm. I went to the Office after calling upon and seeing Mr. ... 21 July 1835 CFA Morning warm and rainy, but it cleared away afterwards. My father went into town early to ... 22 July 1835 CFA Morning fine. I went to the Office early and made arrangements for the reference, but I ... 23 July 1835 CFA Morning clear and warm. I returned to town with Mr. Brooks and went to the Office as usual. ... 24 July 1835 CFA Fine warm morning. My No. 6 was not published this morning because it gave way to Mr. A. H. ... 25 July 1835 CFA Fine morning but excessively warm. I returned to town after breakfast. To the Office where I ... 26 July 1835 CFA Morning clear and cold. I devoted some time to making out my projected arrangement of coins ... 27 July 1835 CFA Morning clear and pleasant. I left Medford and returned to Boston. Morning, passed quietly ... 28 July 1835 CFA Morning clear and cool but it clouded in the course of the day. I went out early for the ... 29 July 1835 CFA Morning clouds and rain. How often this has happened to me at Quincy, this season. I ... 30 July 1835 CFA Morning at home drawing out the remainder of my coins. I find that I shall have a great deal ... 31 July 1835 CFA A very warm day indeed. I was occupied at home in arranging the remainder of my coins which ...

[August 1835]

1 August 1835 CFA Warm. I passed an hour at home upon my collection and then to the Office. My time was so ... 2 August 1835 CFA Morning clear but quite cool. We had a shower in the course of the day. I passed an hour or ... 3 August 1835 CFA Cool morning. My father went to town with me. At the Office and House and such a variety of ... 4 August 1835 CFA Our weather is singular at present. Quite cool and a shower of rain every day, but fine ... 5 August 1835 CFA Morning clear and pleasant. I went to town accompanied by our Nursery woman Catherine for ... 6 August 1835 CFA Morning pleasant but it afterwards clouded over and the wind coming round to the eastward ... 7 August 1835 CFA Morning dark with clouds and heavy rain. It poured with the utmost steadiness and regularity ... 8 August 1835 CFA Morning cool and pleasant. I went to town and was much occupied in my usual manner during my ... 9 August 1835 CFA Fine day but growing warmer. I read this morning Mad. Deffand and Pinkerton whose book is a ... 10 August 1835 CFA Morning warm and the sun scorching. I remained at home, and read the fourth Satire of ... 11 August 1835 CFA Pleasant though a very warm day. I went into town and was very much taken up with the great ... 12 August 1835 CFA Morning pleasant. I remained at home very quietly and read the first half of the fifth ... 13 August 1835 CFA My little girl is four years old this morning, and she received little presents from all her ... 14 August 1835 CFA Morning quite warm. I went to town although our late hours make it almost noon before I get ... 15 August 1835 CFA Cooler day with an East wind. I remained at home all day. Read the sixth Satire of Juvenal ... 16 August 1835 CFA Morning rainy, with a hot South wind. I passed my time in copying for my father. Attended ... 17 August 1835 CFA Morning warm. I remained at home today. Read a little of the original of the sixth satire of ... 18 August 1835 CFA I am this day twenty eight years old. The year has passed which I have regarded as the ... 19 August 1835 CFA Morning bright and pleasant. Mr. W. Spear according to agreement called upon me and we went ... 20 August 1835 CFA I went into town again today. The morning pleasant and cool. To the Athenaeum where I found ... 21 August 1835 CFA Morning cloudy with rain but it afterwards cleared away. I spent the day at home for the ... 22 August 1835 CFA Fine clear and cool morning. I went to town with my child Louisa who is to stay a few days ... 23 August 1835 CFA Fine, clear and cool morning. I read in the intervals some of Theodore a German story of ... 24 August 1835 CFA Fine morning but cool. I went to town in consequence of my engagement, and the first thing I ... 25 August 1835 CFA I remained at Quincy all day today. Read a part of Juvenal’s sixth Satire which is too ... 26 August 1835 CFA This was Commencement day, but I did not attend nor indeed pay the any sort of notice to it. ... 27 August 1835 CFA Remained quietly at home at Quincy today and busied myself in writing out more fully the ... 28 August 1835 CFA Morning cloudy and rain. I remained at home and occupied myself with Juvenal a part of whose ... 29 August 1835 CFA Pleasant. I went into town. Time very much taken up. First to the Athenaeum, then to Office, ... 30 August 1835 CFA Just as I was dressing this morning to go to Meeting, my razor slipped and cutting, ... 31 August 1835 CFA I remained at home all day. My time occupied partly in finishing a review of the 6th satire ...

[September 1835]

1 September 1835 CFA I went into town this morning in order to attend to some engagements made by me, although I ... 2 September 1835 CFA At home all day. The Neponset Company were fortunate on the whole, for this day was one of ... 3 September 1835 CFA As the younger ladies of the family were desirous of going to town and there was a vacant ... 4 September 1835 CFA Fine morning. I read in continuation part of Juvenal’s seventh Satire and was much pleased ... 5 September 1835 CFA My intention was originally not to have remained at Quincy beyond the close of this last ... 6 September 1835 CFA Fine day and warm. I passed the morning rather idly, assorting papers, but attended divine ... 7 September 1835 CFA Having made an engagement with Mr. Bowditch to be at my Office this morning to attend to a ... 8 September 1835 CFA The weather is now uncommonly fine although generally betraying the progress of the season. ... 9 September 1835 CFA Morning fine. I went to town. My time very much taken up. First, to the house where I had ... 10 September 1835 CFA The greater part of this day was devoted to the continuation of an examination of the papers ... 11 September 1835 CFA Morning cool but fine. I went to town and was as usual engaged in a great variety of duties ... 12 September 1835 CFA Morning cloudy with the wind cold from the Eastward. My father went into town with me. I ... 13 September 1835 CFA Morning, northeasterly rain but it cleared away afterwards with a continuance of the same ... 14 September 1835 CFA The day looked dark and occasionally low’ring. It rained a little but finally cleared away. ... 15 September 1835 CFA The day opened very bright and after breakfast we started in an open Barouche, taking leave ... 16 September 1835 CFA Another magnificent day. Our party changed its face much today. Mr. King and his Wife and Mr.... 17 September 1835 CFA I was roused early to join the party who proposed to go out before sunrise to catch fish. ... 18 September 1835 CFA The town of Nantucket is a narrow and ill looking one. But the people appear industrious and ... 19 September 1835 CFA The weather continues fine as it rarely is at this part of the season. We arose early and ... 20 September 1835 CFA The morning looked stormy as our friend Captain Myrick had predicted. But it rained for a ... 21 September 1835 CFA The morning again looked threatening and again cleared away giving us a bright day. After ... 22 September 1835 CFA My eldest boy is this day two years old. Upon every return of these Anniversaries I reflect ... 23 September 1835 CFA Day fine again. I felt the necessity of repeating my visit to town. Office, thence to see Mr.... 24 September 1835 CFA I remained at home this morning for the purpose of bringing up the work that was deficient. ... 25 September 1835 CFA Elizabeth C. Adams came down this morning and went in my Gig with me to Boston. I was much ... 26 September 1835 CFA I remained at home all day today with a view of putting an end to the assorting of the ... 27 September 1835 CFA The weather has been uncommon for the season. No storms, but dry weather for a long time and ... 28 September 1835 CFA Morning clear but quite cool. As the season advances I find far more difficulty in my living ... 29 September 1835 CFA It was clear in the morning but gradually clouded up and rained heavily before night. I ... 30 September 1835 CFA The rain was plentiful in the night but gave way to a clear and windy morning. I went into ...

[October 1835]

1 October 1835 CFA This being the day fixed for breaking up our establishment at Quincy and returning to town I ... 2 October 1835 CFA My child Louisa feels the separation from her little cousins exceedingly. And I am more ... 3 October 1835 CFA Fine morning. I went out with my little girl on the Common to enjoy the morning air. Called ... 4 October 1835 CFA Morning pleasant but it afterwards clouded up. I continued writing all the morning. This new ... 5 October 1835 CFA The day was cloudy with mist and drizzle. I had intended to have gone to Quincy but was ... 6 October 1835 CFA A tremendous rain with a warm southerly wind which lasted all day. I did not go out early in ... 7 October 1835 CFA Morning cloudy but it cleared afterwards. I went to the Office and occupied myself with ... 8 October 1835 CFA Fine morning. In order to keep my engagement I went down and after transacting business, ... 9 October 1835 CFA Weather pleasant. I went to the Office and occupied myself as usual in accounts, and Diary. ... 10 October 1835 CFA Lovely day. Our weather could not possibly be finer. I went to the Office in the morning ... 11 October 1835 CFA Morning fine, but the wind changed and it became cooler afterwards. I passed my morning in ... 12 October 1835 CFA Beautiful day. I was very much occupied this morning so as to make it entirely impossible ... 13 October 1835 CFA Fine day. My father and Mr. Price Greenleaf were in the parlor when I got there. They had ... 14 October 1835 CFA My father passed the night at my House and spent this morning in town. We went out shortly ... 15 October 1835 CFA My morning was exceedingly short and yet fully occupied. I went to the Office and was ... 16 October 1835 CFA The fatigue of the last few days has been such that I slept very soundly last night and was ... 17 October 1835 CFA Pleasant morning. I went to the Office and was intending to do up all the writing in my ... 18 October 1835 CFA The day was pleasant although unusually sultry with southerly winds and damp. I passed my ... 19 October 1835 CFA Morning cloudy with these thick mists which have prevailed for so long. But the day became ... 20 October 1835 CFA The weather continues mild and delightful. I took my little girl out with me to walk on the ... 21 October 1835 CFA Weather foggy but very mild. My father remained at my house last night for the purpose of ... 22 October 1835 CFA The morning was foggy but it afterward cleared away quite fine, and warm as summer. I went ... 23 October 1835 CFA Morning foggy like all the days we have had but tolerably pleasant. My fifth number of the ... 24 October 1835 CFA Morning cloudy and threatening rain, but it afterwards cleared away with a bright evening. I ... 25 October 1835 CFA Morning pleasant but far more according to the Season. The air was keen. I passed an hour in ... 26 October 1835 CFA Morning fine. I went down to the Office and passed my time in writing. I see the Globe has ... 27 October 1835 CFA A pleasant cool day. I went to the Office as usual. Mr. Davis came in and shortly after Mr. ... 28 October 1835 CFA The lovely weather continues and as it seems to me grows finer and finer every day. I went ... 29 October 1835 CFA A beautiful morning. I went to the Office and occupied myself as usual in writing and ... 30 October 1835 CFA My morning was very much taken up by various arrangements which were necessary in advance of ... 31 October 1835 CFA A beautiful morning after the shower. My indiscretion in taking a little celery was punished ...

[November 1835]

1 November 1835 CFA Miss Elizabeth Adams left us this morning for the purpose of going to Mrs. Miller’s. I ... 2 November 1835 CFA Morning pleasant. I went to the Office and was busily occupied in my Accounts at the close ... 3 November 1835 CFA Extraordinary mild weather. I do not recollect such a season. I went to the Office and was ... 4 November 1835 CFA The season continues and this day was more like the first of the month of September than the ... 5 November 1835 CFA A cloudy day but very warm. I went to the Office as usual. The election is in it’s heat. ... 6 November 1835 CFA Another fine day. My last number of the Massachusetts Voter appeared today. I think with it ... 7 November 1835 CFA Morning cloudy with occasional rain. My father came to town this morning and brought with ... 8 November 1835 CFA No frosts as yet. It would seem as if we were to have no Winter this year. This day was like ... 9 November 1835 CFA This is the famous day of Governor’s election, upon which I have thought so much depended ... 10 November 1835 CFA The returns from the election begin to come in and show a far more advantageous result than ... 11 November 1835 CFA I was up a little earlier than usual this morning for the purpose of being ready to meet my ... 12 November 1835 CFA I felt exceedingly fatigued from want of rest, as towards morning the children always begin ... 13 November 1835 CFA Morning clear but much cooler than it has been and far more in accordance with the season. I ... 14 November 1835 CFA Much colder but a very fine day. I went to the Office and was occupied as usual. Received a ... 15 November 1835 CFA Milder and more damp. I was occupied this morning in reading until divine service which I ... 16 November 1835 CFA Continuance of Southerly winds and dark, gloomy weather. I went to the Office and occupied ... 17 November 1835 CFA Blustering day but not cold. I went to the Office as usual. My article, on the result of the ... 18 November 1835 CFA I felt very poorly this morning, and instead of getting better it seemed to me as if I could ... 19 November 1835 CFA I felt better this morning and at least out of pain but still entirely unable to go on as ... 20 November 1835 CFA I did not feel perfectly well even yet. My digestive powers not appearing to be in their ... 21 November 1835 CFA Fine morning. I went to the Office and was engaged there as usual. Mr. Spear came in from ... 22 November 1835 CFA Morning cool and cloudy. I have now got back pretty thoroughly to the old system of living ... 23 November 1835 CFA A regular snow storm this morning. Winter appears to be coming on suddenly. It made me dull ... 24 November 1835 CFA It looked really like Winter this morning. The Streets were a sheet of ice. I went to the ... 25 November 1835 CFA Morning clear and mild. But the snow gives altogether a different aspect to the Country and ... 26 November 1835 CFA Fine clear morning and pleasant though cool. I went to the Office. Time occupied in writing ... 27 November 1835 CFA Morning quite unusually cold for this season of the year. I went out but did not remain long ... 28 November 1835 CFA Cold weather. I went to the Office as usual. Time partly occupied in Accounts and partly in ... 29 November 1835 CFA Morning cold. I amused myself with reading Coleridge’s Table Talk. It does not appear to me ... 30 November 1835 CFA The cold is of quite unusual severity this year. Today moderated but the night could be ...

[December 1835]

1 December 1835 CFA Cold, I went to the Office. Had a long visit from Mr. Everett who nearly cut up my day. Mr. ... 2 December 1835 CFA Moderate in the morning but it grew excessively cold before night. I went to the Office and ... 3 December 1835 CFA This was the day fixed for the annual Thanksgiving. It was bitterly cold in the morning but ... 4 December 1835 CFA I had drank wine enough to give me a slight head ach and it was very much increased by both ... 5 December 1835 CFA Morning cold. I went to the Office as usual and passed my time in making up my deficiency of ... 6 December 1835 CFA Another severely cold morning. If this is a specimen we are to have a very tremendous time ... 7 December 1835 CFA This is still cold weather. I went to the Office and was engaged in writing and Accounts. ... 8 December 1835 CFA Day clear and milder than heretofore. To the Office where I read more of Rousseau’s Social ... 9 December 1835 CFA More moderate, but still cold winter’s weather. I went to the Office as usual. Calm in the ... 10 December 1835 CFA Morning clear and cold. I went to the Office as usual. Time taken up in reading Rousseau’s ... 11 December 1835 CFA Morning very cold. Went to the Office and passed my time as usual. Read a little, made up ... 12 December 1835 CFA Snowing all day. I went to the Office and passed my time quietly as usual. Continued ... 13 December 1835 — 31 August 1837 CFA No. 9 Diary ... 13 December 1835 CFA The daily course of my record brings me now and then to a new Volume, and upon such ... 14 December 1835 CFA Mild day and cloudy with occasional snow. I went to the Office. Continued and finished ... 15 December 1835 CFA Weather cold and clear. I went to the Office as usual. Engaged in Accounts, and took down ... 16 December 1835 CFA This morning was severe but the cold increased in intensity until it became unusually great ... 17 December 1835 CFA The cold was more moderate this morning but still what we should call very severe. I went to ... 18 December 1835 CFA This would have been called very cold if it had not been preceded by weather so much more so.... 19 December 1835 CFA The weather moderated and there was snow and hail throughout the day. I went to the Office ... 20 December 1835 CFA Drizzling, misty, disagreeable day. I read some of the letters in the general correspondence ... 21 December 1835 CFA A mild, melting day so that the Streets were in very poor walking condition. I went to the ... 22 December 1835 CFA Morning pretty cool and promising a return of our sharp weather. It was a fine winters day ... 23 December 1835 CFA Another cool and clear morning. I went to the Office and spent most of my time in writing a ... 24 December 1835 CFA A mild day. Office as usual. The interest in the details of the New York fire begins to ... 25 December 1835 CFA Christmas day. A mild and cloudy day which ended in settled rain. I amused myself with ... 26 December 1835 CFA Mild with heavy and settled rain all day. I went to the Office and occupied myself with ... 27 December 1835 CFA Mild for the Season but windy. I read a few of Voltaire’s amusing letters and then attended ... 28 December 1835 CFA Cold and slight snow. I went to the Office. Received some letters, one from my father ... 29 December 1835 CFA Day mild. I went to the Office, where I was engaged for the most part in looking over the ... 30 December 1835 CFA Drizzling and a slippery coat of ice upon the ground. I went to the Office and my time ... 31 December 1835 CFA The last day of what has been a pleasant year to me. I shall remember it as the era of my ...

1836

[January 1836]

1 January 1836 CFA I was gloomy today and could only account for it by the feeling which the situation of Mr. ... 2 January 1836 CFA A beautiful day for January. I went to the Office as usual. The accounts from Mr. Everett’s ... 3 January 1836 CFA Morning very pleasant for the season of the year. I read some of Voltaire’s Letters until it ... 4 January 1836 CFA Cloudy day with sleet, snow and finally heavy rain. I went to the Office. Political affairs ... 5 January 1836 CFA A cloudy day with every alternation of weather. Mr. Everetts child still lingers in a ... 6 January 1836 CFA My first Letter to Mr. Slade came out this morning and satisfies me pretty well. I this ... 7 January 1836 CFA The day still continues the dull, cloudy weather. We received notice this morning that Mr. ... 8 January 1836 CFA It is now nearly a week since the sun has been seen, and every thing looks gloomy enough. My ... 9 January 1836 CFA Morning still darkling and wet. I went to the Office and occupied myself much as usual. ... 10 January 1836 CFA Rain and thaw. It is now a week since we have seen the light of the blessed sun. Those who ... 11 January 1836 CFA Morning still gloomy being the eighth day that the sun has been covered. I went to the ... 12 January 1836 CFA Morning cloudy but it cleared before night. My third letter to Slade came out today and was ... 13 January 1836 CFA It was quite cheering to behold the run rising in great beauty this morning. After so long ... 14 January 1836 CFA Morning pleasant. I went as usual to the Office after conning over the Newspapers which are ... 15 January 1836 CFA Mild weather. Office—Papers as usual. Nothing important. Called upon T. K. Davis and asked ... 16 January 1836 CFA Morning very cold again with indications of the usual progress of the winter. I was quite ... 17 January 1836 CFA Morning milder with clouds and a little snow. I amused myself in reading Voltaire’s Letters, ... 18 January 1836 CFA Morning cloudy with snow. I went to the Office as usual. Engaged in Accounts and making up ... 19 January 1836 CFA Morning clear and a fine day. I went to the Office and as usual was busy with accounts. ... 20 January 1836 CFA Morning cool and clear. I went to the Office as usual. Time occupied by attending a Meeting ... 21 January 1836 CFA Fine day. I went to the Office and found that the public was all alive upon the subject of a ... 22 January 1836 CFA A Southerly wind and melting. Read the special Message with attention and the letter of the ... 23 January 1836 CFA Morning pleasant. I went to the Office as usual. Time occupied in writing and Accounts. Mr. ... 24 January 1836 CFA Cold but a very fine day. Spent an hour in looking over the Memoirs of the Princess de ... 25 January 1836 CFA It stormed violently during the night and snowed the greater part of the day. My Wife and ... 26 January 1836 CFA A fine and pleasant day. I went to the Office as usual. Accounts from Washington of a Speech ... 27 January 1836 CFA Cool but a pleasant day. I went to the Office as usual. The papers are full of my father’s ... 28 January 1836 CFA Morning quite cool but clear. I went to the Office as usual. The whole bitterness of the ... 29 January 1836 CFA Quite cold. Office as usual. I was occupied in drawing a sketch of my proposed remarks to ... 30 January 1836 CFA The Accounts from Florida are fearful, the national troops appear to be by far too weak to ... 31 January 1836 CFA Snow all day falling fast but equally. I amused myself with reading the book of the Princess ...

[February 1836]

1 February 1836 CFA Snowy and clouds but it cleared away towards night with great cold. I went to the Office and ... 2 February 1836 CFA The Whig Newspapers continue to be filled with gross personalities against my father and ... 3 February 1836 CFA Severe cold weather. I went to the Office and was occupied in writing and so forth. Accounts.... 4 February 1836 CFA The severity of the cold does not appear to diminish at all. I went to the Office as usual ... 5 February 1836 CFA The thermometer has not varied much from zero for a week past. I went out this morning and ... 6 February 1836 CFA This week has been about as uniformly cold as any within my remembrance. The suffering from ... 7 February 1836 CFA Weather moderating a little and preparing for snow. We have Winter in very good earnest. I ... 8 February 1836 CFA The morning opened with a severe snow storm which by noon however turned to rain and it ... 9 February 1836 CFA I went to the Office and occupied myself there with making a new draught of a letter ... 10 February 1836 CFA Morning very fine. I went to the Office, but from defect in the quality of my fuel I make my ... 11 February 1836 CFA Fine day. Office as usual. My number 5 to Mr. Slade came out this morning. As usual long on ... 12 February 1836 CFA Morning clear and very pleasant. I went to the Office and passed my time in Accounts and ... 13 February 1836 CFA Clouds and snow although mild. I went to the Office. Accounts from France of the reception ... 14 February 1836 CFA Slight snow in the morning which gave way to a Northwest wind and rapidly increasing cold. I ... 15 February 1836 CFA The cold does not relax at all. This is the period I usually fix for the end of the severity ... 16 February 1836 CFA Morning cold but it moderated during the day. I went to the Office and finally succeeded in ... 17 February 1836 CFA The cold continues notwithstanding the rapid advance of the season. I went to the Office and ... 18 February 1836 CFA Cold. When I went to the Office this morning I found the workmen all there making changes ... 19 February 1836 CFA Office building still in such a state that I could not remain in it. I see enough of the ... 20 February 1836 CFA Morning milder betokening a change in the weather. The cold has been on the whole as ... 21 February 1836 CFA Morning mild and beginning to melt—Indications of the breaking up of the Winter. I passed ... 22 February 1836 CFA A beautiful day for the Anniversary of Washington, and for a day which I have especial cause ... 23 February 1836 CFA Another mild spring like day with the Streets under water. I went to the Office as usual and ... 24 February 1836 CFA Morning cloudy and melting. Went to the Office and was engaged in Accounts and in making up ... 25 February 1836 CFA Morning clear but it afterwards snowed a little and then turned to sharp cold. I went to the ... 26 February 1836 CFA Morning very cold again, and cloudy. I went to the Office, received another letter from Mr. ... 27 February 1836 CFA I went to the Office, cold continuing as usual. Occupied in Accounts and Diary. Mr. J. H. ... 28 February 1836 CFA Fine morning but no relaxation of winter. I amused myself all the morning with Mr. Slade. ... 29 February 1836 CFA Weather still cold, I went to the Office and my time occupied in a variety of ways. Mr. ...

[March 1836]

1 March 1836 CFA A mild, wet day. I went to the Office, and afterwards occupied in Diary and making ... 2 March 1836 CFA Morning clear with a high wind quite in character for the month of March. I went to the ... 3 March 1836 CFA Morning unusually cold. I went to the Office and was occupied as usual in my Accounts. Mr. ... 4 March 1836 CFA A mild day at last, and one giving us some little intimation of the approach of spring. My ... 5 March 1836 CFA Pleasant day, I went to the Office and was again occupied in the transaction of money ... 6 March 1836 CFA Morning somewhat cooler and with a raw East wind. I read Montesquieu Grandeur et Decadence ... 7 March 1836 CFA Morning pleasant. Office, nothing new. Mr. Hallett does not seem to be disposed to notice my ... 8 March 1836 CFA Morning pleasant. There is a regular thaw every day now, but the amount of snow is so great ... 9 March 1836 CFA Morning pleasant. Office, received a long letter from A. H. Everett at Washington, complains ... 10 March 1836 CFA Morning mild with fog and slight rain which by night time became a flood. I went to the ... 11 March 1836 CFA Morning windy but clear and mild. I went to the Office and turned my attention immediately ... 12 March 1836 CFA Morning cold and clear. I went to the Office and was occupied much of my time in a variety ... 13 March 1836 CFA A raw East wind with clouds and a slight snow. I wasted my morning in looking over some ... 14 March 1836 CFA Cloudy with a little snow, and rain. I went to the Office and was occupied in writing and so ... 15 March 1836 CFA Morning clear and cold. I went to the Office. Engaged the greater part of my time in ... 16 March 1836 CFA Nothing of particular interest today. Clear and cold—Office where I executed my usual duties ... 17 March 1836 CFA Morning cloudy with snow. I went to the Office—Time uninterrupted but I accomplished very ... 18 March 1836 CFA Morning clear. I went to the Office and passed my time in Diary and in drawing up accounts ... 19 March 1836 CFA Morning clear and severely cold for the Season. I went to the Office and was occupied very ... 20 March 1836 CFA Clear and cold. I read the life of Swift. Walter Scott is a pleasant chit-chat biographer ... 21 March 1836 CFA Here we are again at the equal days and nights. How time passes and how we all pass with ... 22 March 1836 CFA Morning pleasant but the Easterly winds are beginning to remind us that Spring with us is ... 23 March 1836 CFA Morning pleasant after the snow which was quite deep for the season. I went to the ... 24 March 1836 CFA Morning clear and pleasant, but it afterwards clouded. I went to the Office. My present ... 25 March 1836 CFA Morning clear and pleasant. I went to the Office and passed my time almost entirely in ... 26 March 1836 CFA Morning pleasant. I went to the Office and was occupied mostly by Mr. Walsh who came in and ... 27 March 1836 CFA Morning mild. I amused myself reading the second part of the backwoods of Canada which is ... 28 March 1836 CFA Morning mild and tolerably pleasant, but the snow still remains in a most extraordinary ... 29 March 1836 CFA Mild morning and cloudy. I went to the Office as usual and was occupied in Accounts and ... 30 March 1836 CFA Cloudy although the morning promised fair. I went to the Office and passed most of my time ... 31 March 1836 CFA A fine day. I went to the Office and was busy in the never ending occupation of Accounts. ...

[April 1836]

1 April 1836 CFA Morning pleasant. The first day that has given us any notion of the approach of Spring. I ... 2 April 1836 CFA We have for a few days pleasant weather although the East winds prevent our enjoying it much.... 3 April 1836 CFA Clear. I continued reading Swift’s Journal to Stella—Queen Anne’s Tory Ministry. He acted a ... 4 April 1836 CFA The weather threatens daily to be bad but it clears off. I went to the Office. Concerned ... 5 April 1836 CFA The weather was sharply cold for the season, the wind being very Easterly. I went to the ... 6 April 1836 CFA Morning cold and it clouded up with a little flurry of snow. I went to the Office, feeling ... 7 April 1836 CFA This was the day regularly set apart according to custom for Fast day. It was clear but with ... 8 April 1836 CFA A really pleasant and warm day. Went to the Office where I was engaged in Diary and accounts ... 9 April 1836 CFA A pleasant day—I went to the Office and was engaged in the usual manner, in accounts and ... 10 April 1836 CFA Cloudy with showers but it cleared away cold. I read the North American Review and a little ... 11 April 1836 CFA Cold and clear. I went to the Office. Received a pleasant letter from T.B.A. at his station ... 12 April 1836 CFA Very cold for the season of the year. I went first to Market and then to the Office. ... 13 April 1836 CFA Morning cloudy with a very raw East wind. I went with my Wife and a party to the Menagerie ... 14 April 1836 CFA Morning clear but it afterwards grew cloudy. I went to the Office and was occupied as ... 15 April 1836 CFA Morning at the Office. Weather very backward for the Season. I went to the Office and was ... 16 April 1836 CFA Morning at the Office, still cold, Easterly winds. My time taken up with Mr. Spear, who came ... 17 April 1836 CFA Cold and clear. I read Swift previous to attending divine service. Heard Mr. Frothingham ... 18 April 1836 CFA Morning cloudy but warmer. I went to the Office and was occupied in a variety of little ... 19 April 1836 CFA Cloudy. Office where I spent time as usual. Received a letter from Mr. T. B. Johnson dated ... 20 April 1836 CFA Morning clear and pleasant, I went to the Office. Received several pamphlets from ... 21 April 1836 CFA Cloudy with Easterly winds. Office—Diary, and running over my accounts. Mr. Everett called ... 22 April 1836 CFA Morning clear but extremely windy. I went to the Office and was engaged as usual—Accounts ... 23 April 1836 CFA Morning cold and very windy—Clouds collected and then dispersed. I went to the Office with ... 24 April 1836 CFA The season continues cold beyond all example. I read a little of Swift this morning but had ... 25 April 1836 CFA Very cold morning for the season. I went to the Office. My time taken up in a great variety ... 26 April 1836 CFA Morning fine, I went to the Office. My things are all moved into my old quarters and make ... 27 April 1836 CFA Clear day. It would be ludicrous for me to describe how I spent my morning. Suffice it to ... 28 April 1836 CFA Morning clear and bright, but a sharp Easterly wind. I went to the Office after Dr. Bigelow ... 29 April 1836 CFA Little John’s case of measles is pronounced, and he is under considerable suffering with ... 30 April 1836 CFA Morning cool but pleasant, I went to the Office. Very soon after Mr. W. Spear came in from ...

[May 1836]

1 May 1836 CFA A pleasant and a warm day for the commencement of this month usually more renowned with ... 2 May 1836 CFA A perfect summer day. I went to the Office, time taken up very much in Accounts. A part of ... 3 May 1836 CFA Morning exceedingly warm but at two the wind came round with a jerk and the consequence was ... 4 May 1836 CFA Cooler but a clear, fine air better than that of the two last days. I went to the Office and ... 5 May 1836 CFA Cold and clear. I went to the Office—Time passed partly in writing Diary and Accounts, ... 6 May 1836 CFA Cool morning but clear. I went to the Office and was occupied all the morning in Accounts, ... 7 May 1836 CFA Cool, and clear but it afterwards clouded up and rained. I went to the Office. Occupations ... 8 May 1836 CFA A clear and cold easterly gale. I read Loudon’s book which is not the thing I want, after ... 9 May 1836 CFA I spent an hour this morning with my two elder children playing upon the Common. This is ... 10 May 1836 CFA A very pleasant day. I went out with my children and enjoyed the air for an hour, during ... 11 May 1836 CFA Morning quite warm. I went to the Office after my usual amusement with the children. Time ... 12 May 1836 CFA Very warm day. I went to the Office after a walk with my children and superintending the ... 13 May 1836 CFA Weather cloudy with an occasional sprinkling of rain. I went and took a warm bath and thence ... 14 May 1836 CFA Morning cold with a sharp North wind. I went to the Office and passed my time in reading, ... 15 May 1836 CFA Cold again. I passed my time in reading Loudon’s Encyclopedia. After all, a far more ... 16 May 1836 CFA Warmer day, I was busy in getting up things to go to Quincy. The time has at last come when ... 17 May 1836 CFA Morning warmer. I went out with the children, but Louisa seems quite poorly. After a little ... 18 May 1836 CFA Morning warm. I went to the Office, spending the previous hour in copying my letter instead ... 19 May 1836 CFA Morning pleasant. I went out to Quincy. My morning was short. I gave additional directions ... 20 May 1836 CFA I went to the Office this morning and most of my time was passed in a variety of small ... 21 May 1836 CFA Morning warm. I went to the Office after giving my boy John a half hour’s walk on the common.... 22 May 1836 CFA The air changed in the night and gave us a cold Easterly morning. I went to Meeting as usual ... 23 May 1836 CFA Still cold weather. My little girl is still suffering under the infliction of a severe cough.... 24 May 1836 CFA A continuation of the cold Easterly storm which we have had for so long without however ... 25 May 1836 CFA Morning still dull weather with a cold North East wind. My little girl is getting better ... 26 May 1836 CFA Continuation of the bad weather, I went to the Office and passed my time in writing Diary ... 27 May 1836 CFA Morning dark and misty as usual. I went to the Office and was occupied partly in reading, ... 28 May 1836 CFA It is now quite a week since the cloudy weather set in during which we have not much rain ... 29 May 1836 CFA Morning still cloudy and dull. I read Sir James Mackintosh in whose favour I have postponed ... 30 May 1836 CFA It rained more today than since the clouds set in and in the evening it cleared away without ... 31 May 1836 CFA A clear day but still cold. This is the first appearance of the sun since Saturday the 21st. ...

[June 1836]

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