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1838

[March 1838]

1 March 1838 CFA Morning cloudy with every appearance of preparation for a storm but it cleared afterwards. I ... 2 March 1838 CFA A beautiful morning with some little admonition of the return of a more genial season. My ... 3 March 1838 CFA My Wife was again not so well this morning having had a bad night. She seems rather disposed ... 4 March 1838 CFA Morning very fine. My Wife was more quiet and better today. I am in hopes she will be making ... 5 March 1838 CFA Fine day. Abby had a better night and is now I hope gaining. I went to the Office but did ... 6 March 1838 CFA A very lovely day. Office. My Wife appears really a little better today. Nothing new. I was ... 7 March 1838 CFA Day cloudy with rain and snow. I went to the Office where I was taken up with accounts and ... 8 March 1838 CFA Clouds and fog and snow. Abby continues better and is I hope now really on the mending hand. ... 9 March 1838 CFA Morning mild and cloudy. I went to the Office and my time was taken up in Accounts and in ... 10 March 1838 CFA Morning clear but it clouded, and the mild weather has flooded the streets. Office where I ... 11 March 1838 CFA Fine clear day. Morning passed upon coins excepting a portion spent with my Wife who appears ... 12 March 1838 CFA Fine day. Our weather now begins to have a touch of spring, and the snow is disappearing ... 13 March 1838 CFA A very fine morning, but the weather soon came round to the Eastward wind feeling which is ... 14 March 1838 CFA Our weather now is remarkably pleasant. Clear and cool but not too cold. My Wife now appears ... 15 March 1838 CFA Fine mild day. I went to the Office as usual and was occupied in Accounts &c. Received ... 16 March 1838 CFA Fine weather. Nothing new at Washington. Mr. Webster has been making a speech which his ... 17 March 1838 CFA Fine day although the easterly wind and gathering clouds portend a storm. I went to the ... 18 March 1838 CFA A high Easterly gale all night followed by a pretty heavy fall of snow today. My Wife now ... 19 March 1838 CFA The morning cloudy and moist but it cleared and the streets very soon presented great ... 20 March 1838 CFA Market and so forth which makes a late morning. I felt today anxious about my little girl ... 21 March 1838 CFA Morning cloudy with flakes of snow. I went to the Office where I read Sismondi more ... 22 March 1838 CFA Cloudy, dull weather. I went to the Office and was occupied there for some time. Received ... 23 March 1838 CFA My uneasiness about Louisa much relieved although she still seemed poorly. My Wife better. I ... 24 March 1838 CFA This was one of my dies non. I woke with a slight feeling of ... 25 March 1838 CFA Fine day. I passed an hour upon the coins which go on slowly, then to attend divine Service. ... 26 March 1838 CFA Morning fine. I went to the Office. Letters from Washington. One from my father apparently ... 27 March 1838 CFA Morning clear but it afterwards was cloudy with a very raw wind from the Eastward. I went to ... 28 March 1838 CFA A cloudy, very raw day. I was detained a long while at home by S. Conant the Tenant of the ... 29 March 1838 CFA Morning snow with a cold Easterly wind. Office. The news from Washington is of the passage ... 30 March 1838 CFA Morning cloudy but it cleared pleasantly, though the melting snow made the walking bad. I ... 31 March 1838 CFA A fine clear day. I went to the Office where I was engaged in looking through Mr. Woodbury’s ...

[April 1838]

1 April 1838 CFA A clear morning with a cold Northwest wind blowing pretty hard. My Wife went out ... 2 April 1838 CFA Morning clear but quite cold. I went to the Office and became very soon engaged in my usual ... 3 April 1838 CFA Our weather begins to grow favourable. Today was pleasant enough. I went to the Office and ... 4 April 1838 CFA Fine day. I went to Market and from thence to Quincy where I had agreed to meet several ... 5 April 1838 CFA A very fine day. The one fixed upon according to custom for the observation of a general ... 6 April 1838 CFA A very lovely day, such as we have here and there in the course of our Spring to relish more ... 7 April 1838 CFA A clear day though a change of wind had taken off the very genial feeling which marked the ... 8 April 1838 CFA A raw cold East wind, but clear until towards evening. I worked upon the coins pretty ... 9 April 1838 CFA A wet morning but it cleared afterwards. I was nevertheless discouraged from going to Quincy ... 10 April 1838 CFA Wet but it cleared. Went to Quincy where it looked full cheerless. The workmen were however ... 11 April 1838 CFA Morning rainy and continued so all day. I went out to make purchases for Quincy and was ... 12 April 1838 CFA Morning clear but cold with Easterly wind. I was occupied much of my time in little details ... 13 April 1838 CFA Morning mild and pleasant but it gradually clouded. I went to the Office and was busied as ... 14 April 1838 CFA A cold day with snow and rain. Disappointed of my visit to Quincy to regulate matters there. ... 15 April 1838 CFA Morning clear but cold with a sharp frost such as we do not often have so late. I spent an ... 16 April 1838 CFA Morning very cold for the season of the year. I felt obliged to go to Quincy but it was one ... 17 April 1838 CFA Mr. Buckingham has not only done what I proposed but he being himself sick, my letter ... 18 April 1838 CFA The second of my letters appeared today and reads so well that I think it will not fail of ... 19 April 1838 CFA My third letter was printed today, that which I think the best. They evidently make some ... 20 April 1838 CFA My fourth and last letter came out today. It is not quite so well written as the rest and is ... 21 April 1838 CFA This morning appears a long communication from Mr. Buckingham endeavouring to weaken the ... 22 April 1838 CFA A lovely day. I attended divine service all day and my wife in the morning for the first ... 23 April 1838 CFA Morning clear but cold. I went to Quincy where I found things under way. My orders have been ... 24 April 1838 CFA Morning passed in attention to affairs at the Office. Brought up my Accounts, arranged Mr. ... 25 April 1838 CFA Day fine. Morning passed in final arrangements. Kirk in town to take with him my horse. ... 26 April 1838 CFA We had a quiet trip and found ourselves at day break fast nearing New York. The day was ... 27 April 1838 CFA Up early this morning and off to Philadelphia in the boat. Travelling between the great ... 28 April 1838 CFA The weather is certainly very superior to our’s, being free from the admixture of chilly ... 29 April 1838 CFA Day fine. After breakfast called upon T. K. Davis and walked with him to the Catholic ... 30 April 1838 CFA Colder. I left Baltimore at nine, and my Wife who is to remain two days longer. I left it ...

[May 1838]

1 May 1838 CFA Warm. Davis came down according to agreement after breakfast and we went in the carriage ... 2 May 1838 CFA The morning was showery but mild. I went out in the carriage with my father, who on his way ... 3 May 1838 CFA Pleasant day. I rode early with my father to the Capitol and thence down to seventh Street ... 4 May 1838 CFA Rainy day. I passed a large part of last evening as I forgot to state at the Concert of ... 5 May 1838 CFA Weather doubtful, more than half the time showery. T. K. Davis called in the morning and sat ... 6 May 1838 CFA The weather is constantly showery and unpleasant. I went out early this morning to call upon ... 7 May 1838 CFA A continuation of our weather. I walked up to the Capitol after seeing Mr. Pope at home who ... 8 May 1838 CFA Weather cold as usual. I was at home all the morning, particularly as my father returned ... 9 May 1838 CFA Continued cold and raw weather. T. K. Davis came in and sat for an hour talking of his ... 10 May 1838 CFA Cool morning. Mr. Frye came in and asked me to accompany him to see the Mill property of my ... 11 May 1838 CFA A cold but fine, clear day. Occupied in the morning in writing and then accompanied the ... 12 May 1838 CFA A lovely day. I walked up early to the Capitol, calling on my way at Mrs. Latimer’s, to see ... 13 May 1838 CFA My father did not get up from the House until nearly two o’clock this morning and yet the ... 14 May 1838 CFA A fine day but very warm. T. K. Davis called and sat an hour, after which I walked with him ... 15 May 1838 CFA The weather is waxing warmer. I went out early this morning and made a call upon Dr. Thomas ... 16 May 1838 CFA The heat of the Theatre last night made my head ach and I got up with it which made a bad ... 17 May 1838 CFA I felt so much fatigued that I almost determined upon remaining at home all day, but ... 18 May 1838 CFA We had showers in the morning which moderated the heat a little. Mr. Frye called after ... 19 May 1838 CFA A very fine day. I spent it very quietly at home with the exception of a long walk. Read ... 20 May 1838 CFA A fine day. Morning passed in writing Diary. Then to Church at St. John’s. Service performed ... 21 May 1838 CFA Warm, cloudy morning. After writing my Diary, I went up to the House of Representatives, ... 22 May 1838 CFA A very hot, windy morning. I felt so much fatigued as to be very unwilling to undertake any ... 23 May 1838 CFA Very heavy rain with occasional gusts of wind throughout the day, which prevented my going ... 24 May 1838 CFA Morning fine, but much cooler than it has been. After devoting some time to making up Diary, ... 25 May 1838 CFA Morning cloudy with rain and severely cold for the advanced season. I remained at home ... 26 May 1838 CFA Clear and cool. On the whole, a very fine day. After breakfast, I called to see Dr. Huntt ... 27 May 1838 CFA The weather is very certainly far from favorable. Wind and cold and heat each in undue ... 28 May 1838 CFA The weather continues cold, but pleasant to walk about. I felt slightly unwell with symptoms ... 29 May 1838 CFA Morning at home, the weather cool and showery. I finished the arrangements of our departure ... 30 May 1838 CFA The morning was clear and beautiful as we rose with the sun to prepare for our Journey. ... 31 May 1838 CFA I passed a very disturbed and heavy night but yet felt relieved from pain when called up at ...

[June 1838]

1 June 1838 CFA I slept better than I usually do but yet was up shortly after the sun. Our course had been ... 2 June 1838 CFA Morning cloudy but it cleared away warm. In resuming my usual routine of domestic ... 3 June 1838 CFA Fine day. I was relieved of my headach and turned my attention to my catalogue of coins, but ... 4 June 1838 CFA Fine day, the usual attendant upon Artillery Election. I went down to the Office and was ... 5 June 1838 CFA Heavy rain in the morning, but it cleared before night. I went to the Office and was ... 6 June 1838 CFA Morning pleasant with flying clouds. I went to the Office and from thence walking to ... 7 June 1838 CFA Fine day. I was occupied much of my morning in various duties appertaining to the great ... 8 June 1838 CFA Warm but pleasant day. My morning was passed in the usual way. A great variety of little ... 9 June 1838 CFA Fine day. After walking up to the house at the corner of Tremont Street to see that the ... 10 June 1838 CFA This was a specimen of Summer heat; there not having been last year any day when the ... 11 June 1838 CFA The heat very great. I went down to see how the work in Tremont Street went on, and from ... 12 June 1838 CFA A continuation of this heat which is believed to be almost without example at this season of ... 13 June 1838 CFA Continuation of the heat, notwithstanding the thunder shower of last evening. I went to the ... 14 June 1838 CFA The light of the sun roused me at an unwonted hour and I could not help opening the window ... 15 June 1838 CFA Another warm day. Shortly after breakfast I went to town and finding it difficult to make ... 16 June 1838 CFA Morning warm. I remained at home quietly to enjoy the breeze at the house instead of ... 17 June 1838 CFA Fine day and warm with a thunder shower and light rain before sunset. I occupied myself in ... 18 June 1838 CFA The morning brought with it a great change in the weather, and a brisk wind from the ... 19 June 1838 CFA A cold easterly wind but very clear. I. Hull breakfasted with me and accompanied Mrs. Adams ... 20 June 1838 CFA I went to town again this morning to execute the business which I had failed in getting ... 21 June 1838 CFA Morning clear with a cold Easterly wind. I spent more time than I had intended running over ... 22 June 1838 CFA It was warm today until a thunder shower came and cooled the air. I went to town and was ... 23 June 1838 CFA Day pleasant but cool. I remained at home and enjoyed my occupation much. Having gone down ... 24 June 1838 CFA Warm, cloudy day. I passed my morning very quietly, occupied as usual in papers. I take ... 25 June 1838 CFA A sea fog from the Eastward covered every thing up and prevented my being able to go to town ... 26 June 1838 CFA The day was remarkably fine and clear. I was up early and started to Boston in the carriage ... 27 June 1838 CFA I was up this morning to see the sun rise, a very beautiful sight from this spot as a ... 28 June 1838 CFA Cloudy with showers which continued with increasing force until sunset. I remained at home ... 29 June 1838 CFA Morning fine. I went to town. Engaged all day in Accounts at the Office so that I remained ... 30 June 1838 CFA Cool day with an easterly breeze and fog clouds. I remained at home with the exception of a ...

[July 1838]

1 July 1838 CFA A cloudy foggy day with much vapour rising from the sea. I passed much time in copying and ... 2 July 1838 CFA Foggy morning with a heavy shower but it afterwards cleared and became very warm. I ... 3 July 1838 CFA Morning, a promise of a very hot day which it was. I accompanied the children to school, and ... 4 July 1838 CFA A very hot day. This is a Summer such as we have not had for several seasons. I went down to ... 5 July 1838 CFA Very warm indeed, perhaps the hottest day yet of this hot season. I rode to Boston however ... 6 July 1838 CFA The air was perfectly clear this morning and cool enough to be very agreeable. I went to ... 7 July 1838 CFA Morning clear and cool, growing warmer however as the day advanced. My Wife wished to go to ... 8 July 1838 CFA A very warm day having however at noon a Slight easterly breeze which checked the excessive ... 9 July 1838 CFA I was up and dressed early this morning for the sake of going to Cambridge through Boston, ... 10 July 1838 CFA The morning threatened great heat but the rising of the east wind furnished us a great ... 11 July 1838 CFA There was a fine wind today, but the heat of the sun was excessive. I walked down with my ... 12 July 1838 CFA Up early enough to watch the sunrise, although it was in a cloud. The scene was ... 13 July 1838 CFA The morning was cloudy with an Easterly wind and rain. I felt unwilling to risk a day in ... 14 July 1838 CFA Pleasant day. I went to town. Occupied as is usual with me in Accounts and in doing ... 15 July 1838 CFA A warm day and cloudy but cleared before sunset. I occupied myself in copying the remainder ... 16 July 1838 CFA A pleasant day. I was occupied most of my morning in finishing the copy of the Fragmentary ... 17 July 1838 CFA Weather fair. I went to town this morning and passed my time in the variety of avocations ... 18 July 1838 CFA A beautiful day. I remained at home and occupied myself pretty steadily with the exception ... 19 July 1838 CFA Fine day. I remained at home all the morning with the exception of a walk down to the ... 20 July 1838 CFA Fine day although the easterly wind made it rather cool, and we had a little rain towards ... 21 July 1838 CFA Morning clear and cool. I went to the Bank, taking the children with me to school. Also a ... 22 July 1838 CFA An agreeable, cool day. I devoted some time to writing on my project which I fear I shall ... 23 July 1838 CFA A very fine day. I passed it for the most part at home, engaged in writing upon my projected ... 24 July 1838 CFA Morning I went to town and was actively occupied in various commissions as usual until ... 25 July 1838 CFA The morning looked very threatening with rain but there was only a little and it cleared ... 26 July 1838 CFA Quite a thunder shower during the night but it was beautifully clear this morning. I did not ... 27 July 1838 CFA Morning clear and very pleasant. I went to town where I was occupied as usual. Accounts and ... 28 July 1838 CFA A turn towards greater heat again today. I remained very quietly at home with the exception ... 29 July 1838 CFA This was a morning of as great heat as any we have had, but we had a tremendous shower at ... 30 July 1838 CFA A very warm day, but the heat was tempered with us by a high wind blowing with violence, ... 31 July 1838 CFA A cool morning. I accompanied my father to Mr. Greenleaf’s Wharf where we took a bath. The ...

[August 1838]

1 August 1838 CFA Quite cool. I nevertheless accompanied my father to the bath which was pleasant. Morning ... 2 August 1838 CFA Up early and breakfasted below with my father whom I accompanied to Hingham on a fishing ... 3 August 1838 CFA I arose this morning with the kind of warning which precedes a head ach. Nevertheless I went ... 4 August 1838 CFA We have had dry and hot weather for so long that the country begins to show signs of ... 5 August 1838 CFA Warm though hazy and ending in clouds. I read some of Dr. Paley’s Horae Paulinae. Attended ... 6 August 1838 CFA Morning warm but at noon the wind changed and brought with it a very cool and refreshing ... 7 August 1838 CFA Pleasant day. I went to town and was occupied mostly at the Office after going through the ... 8 August 1838 CFA I spent my day at home very quietly, devoting a good deal of the morning to a new draught of ... 9 August 1838 CFA Fine day but it gradually clouded up. I was occupied in the morning pretty industriously ... 10 August 1838 CFA The day cloudy but without rain. I went to town and my time was taken up in Accounts and in ... 11 August 1838 CFA Cloudy but no rain. I sat down to work upon my Review of Grahame. But on the whole I find I ... 12 August 1838 CFA A clear fine day in which the beauty of the landscape again shone out with the greater ... 13 August 1838 CFA The air was clear and it was warm today but not oppressive. I went to town instead of my ... 14 August 1838 CFA Morning cold with an Easterly wind. I remained at home almost all day. Attended the probate ... 15 August 1838 CFA Cool day. After breakfast, walked down to the House to see how Mr. Rowley got along. Found ... 16 August 1838 CFA Cloudy day with occasional showers. I remained at home and occupied myself steadily in ... 17 August 1838 CFA A fine, clear day. I went to town where I was occupied much as usual. Looked into the ... 18 August 1838 CFA On this day I count myself thirty one years old. The change into middle life is now complete ... 19 August 1838 CFA Day clear and cool. Divine Service both parts, and a walk to the Quarries to show the ... 20 August 1838 CFA Clear and cold east wind. At home in study all day. My mother and the rest of the family ... 21 August 1838 CFA Warm and clear. Morning to town. Afternoon taken up by company. Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Brooks ... 22 August 1838 CFA Clear and warm. Two hours devoted to my article, one to a play of Marlowe, The Jew of Malta, ... 23 August 1838 CFA A very warm day. An hour upon my article which I finally conclude to give up as a bad job. ... 24 August 1838 CFA Clear and very warm. Morning in town. Afternoon spent in reading and attending to my trees ... 25 August 1838 CFA A very warm morning which ended in a thunder storm shortly after dinner of unusual violence. ... 26 August 1838 CFA Morning clear but with a cold high wind, a very great change since yesterday. Read an hour ... 27 August 1838 CFA Morning clear but it clouded afterwards and rained steadily in the evening. Day divided into ... 28 August 1838 CFA Morning clear and warm. In town. Afternoon devoted to reading and evening at the Mansion ... 29 August 1838 CFA Clear and cool. I work about an hour upon my trees for the sake of exercise during the cool ... 30 August 1838 CFA Rather warm with a heavy shower in the Afternoon. One hour passed in work, the remainder of ... 31 August 1838 CFA Morning clear and cold. Town accompanied by Miss Julia DeWint. Afternoon taken up with ...

[September 1838]

1 September 1838 CFA Sultry all day with occasional showers and thunder and lightning throughout. Morning passed ... 2 September 1838 CFA Day clear and cool. Passed as usual. Attendance upon divine service and reading. Evening ... 3 September 1838 CFA Cold and clear. Morning spent almost entirely in working at the garden with Kirk, ... 4 September 1838 CFA Cold East wind in the morning but warmer afterwards. Morning in town, the rest of the day ... 5 September 1838 CFA Clear and warm. Morning work for an hour, then study. Dined at the Mansion and took a drive ... 6 September 1838 CFA Morning fine. To town with my Wife. To Medford to dine, with Mr. Frothingham who took my ... 7 September 1838 CFA Day fine. To town with Mr. Brooks and return. Dine at Gorham Brooks’ and afternoon generally ... 8 September 1838 CFA The day cold. Morning to town. Return to Quincy to dinner and Afternoon spent in reading ... 9 September 1838 CFA Fine day. An hour before service devoted to arrears of my Diary. Then attendance upon divine ... 10 September 1838 CFA Warm and hazy. Morning to town. Afternoon devoted to reading and evening at the Mansion. ... 11 September 1838 CFA Warm and cloudy. Morning to town. Afternoon reading and evening at the Mansion. ... 12 September 1838 CFA Heavy rain with a N. E. Wind which came on to blow very heavily at night. I remained at home ... 13 September 1838 CFA Rain fell heavily but calm in the morning but it cleared at noon. At home all day, reading ... 14 September 1838 CFA Fine day. Morning in town. Afternoon reading and work. Evening, a visit at Mrs. T. B. ... 15 September 1838 CFA Clear day. Morning to town. Afternoon reading and evening at the Mansion as usual. ... 16 September 1838 CFA Clear but cold with an Easterly wind. Day passed in the usual duties and evening at the ... 17 September 1838 CFA Clouds and drizzle from the Eastward. At home all day reading and evening at the Mansion. ... 18 September 1838 CFA A thick heavy drizzle. I went to town notwithstanding and was occupied as usual in the ... 19 September 1838 CFA Weather clear and warm. Morning spent in personal superintendence upon some improvement I ... 20 September 1838 CFA Morning fine. Ride to town. Afternoon, ride also. Evening passed at the Mansion. ... 21 September 1838 CFA Clouds and warm rain. At home all day in study. Evening at the Mansion. ... 22 September 1838 CFA Cloudy and warm. Morning spent in study. Afternoon in riding. My boy John five years old ... 23 September 1838 CFA Day cloudy with occasional heavy showers. Attendance on divine service. Reading. Dinner at ... 24 September 1838 CFA Clear and cold. Morning passed in study. Afternoon in a ride. Evening passed partly at the ... 25 September 1838 CFA Fine day. I went to town accompanied by my father. Afternoon at home. Evening at Mr. ... 26 September 1838 CFA Cloudy day with mist and rain. Morning to town. Dinner and afternoon at the Mansion. ... 27 September 1838 CFA Drizzly morning. Study. Afternoon, spent an hour at the Wharf of Mr. Greenleaf, attempting ... 28 September 1838 CFA Cloudy, damp day. Morning to town. Afternoon at home in reading. Evening at the Mansion. ... 29 September 1838 CFA Cloudy day with heavy rain at times. Morning divided between study and a search after papers ... 30 September 1838 CFA Morning study. Attendance upon divine service all day. Reading in the Afternoon and evening ...

[October 1838]

1 October 1838 CFA A lovely day, more like June than this month. Morning in part in study and part out. ... 2 October 1838 CFA Fine day. Morning with my father to town. Afternoon, study and in the evening, company at ... 3 October 1838 CFA Day threatening but after a brief shower it cleared. To town with my father and Wife in the ... 4 October 1838 CFA Fine day. At home, an hour spent in fishing. Afternoon ride and evening at the Mansion. ... 5 October 1838 CFA Day very fine. Morning in town. Afternoon at home and evening at the Mansion. ... 6 October 1838 CFA Warm, windy day. Morning passed out of doors. Afternoon at home. Evening at the Mansion. ... 7 October 1838 CFA Heavy rain, clearing away cold. Divine service as usual all day with reading and evening at ... 8 October 1838 CFA A cold morning with the wind from the Eastward. Day spent in town. Evening at the Mansion. ... 9 October 1838 CFA Cold, chilly day. Morning to town. Afternoon at home and also evening. ... 10 October 1838 CFA Stormy day. Time passed at home. ... 11 October 1838 CFA Fine, clear, windy day. Morning passed in study. Afternoon and evening at the Mansion. ... 12 October 1838 CFA Clouds and rain in the latter part of the day. Morning to town. Afternoon spent in fishing. ... 13 October 1838 CFA Day clear and windy, passed at home in occupation of various kinds. I arose this morning an ... 14 October 1838 CFA Mild, clear day. Time divided in the usual manner on this day. Attended divine service all ... 15 October 1838 CFA Rain and fog. Day at home writing and reading. Evening at the Mansion. ... 16 October 1838 CFA Clear day. Morning to town. Afternoon reading, evening at the Mansion. ... 17 October 1838 CFA Fine day. Morning study excepting an hour in fishing. Afternoon, work on my ground. Evening, ... 18 October 1838 CFA Fine day. Morning partly in study and partly out. Afternoon short. Evening at the Mansion. ... 19 October 1838 CFA Clouds and heavy rain. To town in the morning and rather late return. Afternoon and evening ... 20 October 1838 CFA Clear fine day. Passed at home writing and in study. Evening at the Mansion. ... 21 October 1838 CFA Clear day. Attended divine service as usual and the remainder of the day passed in writing ... 22 October 1838 CFA Fine day. Kept much at home by the effect of a severe cold. Evening at a meeting of the ... 23 October 1838 CFA Fine day. Morning spent in town. Afternoon busy planting trees. Evening at the Mansion where ... 24 October 1838 CFA Heavy rain all day. Confined to the house where I worked on my papers. ... 25 October 1838 CFA Fine day. Morning to town. After dinner, superintending trees and evening at the Mansion. ... 26 October 1838 CFA A very fine Autumn day. Occupied by writing and company. Afternoon dinner. Evening at the ... 27 October 1838 CFA Morning promised well but it clouded and finally rained hard with a sharp thunder storm. To ... 28 October 1838 CFA The morning bright but it changed to rain and snow. Attended the services as usual and ... 29 October 1838 CFA Clear and windy. Morning wasted. Afternoon to Boston and return. Evening at the Mansion. ... 30 October 1838 CFA Clear and colder. Morning to town where I was all day not returning until evening. ... 31 October 1838 CFA Clouds and snow. At home all day busy packing up. Dine at the Mansion and spend the evening ...

[November 1838]

1 November 1838 CFA Weather changed during the night to sharp cold. I went to town. Return to my fathers where I ... 2 November 1838 CFA A very fine day. Devoted to arrangements for the winter and planting. Evening visit. ... 3 November 1838 CFA A lovely autumn day. To town in the morning and in the Afternoon to Weymouth. Evening at ... 4 November 1838 CFA Rain. Attended divine service as usual, and the rest of the time passed at home. ... 5 November 1838 CFA Heavy rain all day. Confined to the house. Nothing material. ... 6 November 1838 CFA Clear. Removed to town. Office, and afternoon at home. ... 7 November 1838 CFA Very pleasant. To Quincy all day. Evening at home. ... 8 November 1838 CFA Another heavy rain. At Office. One hour before dinner devoted to Greek as customary in town. ... 9 November 1838 CFA Clear. Ride to Quincy for the day. Return home to tea and evening to the Theatre. ... 10 November 1838 CFA Cold and clear. At the Office. Athenaeum and home. Evening quiet. ... 11 November 1838 CFA Moderate and clear. Divine service both parts of the day and an evening visit to the ... 12 November 1838 CFA Fine day. General Election. Office. Athenaeum. Afternoon at home. Evening at the Play. ... 13 November 1838 CFA Fine day. Ride to Quincy. Return to dine at Mr. Brooks’. Evening at home. ... 14 November 1838 CFA A beautiful day. Office. After dinner to Quincy. Tea at Mrs. Adams’ and delivered a Lecture. ... 15 November 1838 CFA Heavy rain. To town. Office. Afternoon at home. Nothing new. ... 16 November 1838 CFA Cloudy. Office as usual. Home. Afternoon reading and evening visit to Mr. Frothingham’s. ... 17 November 1838 CFA Day fine. Office with Accounts and visitors. Dine at I. P. Davis’. Evening at home. ... 18 November 1838 CFA Cool day. Attended divine service as usual. Evening at home. ... 19 November 1838 CFA Day pleasant. Morning spent at the sale of South Cove lands. Afternoon at home. Evening, Mr. ... 20 November 1838 CFA Day cloudy. Office as usual. Afternoon and evening at home. ... 21 November 1838 CFA Clear day but cool. Morning to Quincy. Return to dinner. Evening at home. ... 22 November 1838 CFA Cloudy threatening rain. Office. Athenaeum. Afternoon and Evening at home. Mr. Degrand. ... 23 November 1838 CFA Clear and cool. Office. Afternoon at home reading and in the evening to Mrs. Gorham’s. ... 24 November 1838 CFA Day cold. Ride to Quincy. Return to dinner at home with company. Evening, Concert. ... 25 November 1838 CFA Severely cold. Service all day. Reading and evening to see Mr. Brooks. ... 26 November 1838 CFA Cold and clear. Office. Afternoon my father off. Evening quiet at home. ... 27 November 1838 CFA Cold and clear. Usual division of time. Evening, visits. ... 28 November 1838 CFA Milder and clear. Usual division of time. Evening Mr. Brooks and Mr. and Mrs. Frothingham ... 29 November 1838 CFA Clear and mild. Thanksgiving day. Service and evening at Mr. Frothingham’s, family. ... 30 November 1838 CFA Mild and clear. Office, and the usual record. ...

[December 1838]

1 December 1838 CFA Mild and cloudy. Office, thence to Roxbury. Evening, Concert. ... 2 December 1838 CFA Weather pleasant, divine service all day, time divided as usual. ... 3 December 1838 CFA Cold and clear. Office and regular distribution of time. ... 4 December 1838 CFA Clear. Office. Accounts, division as usual. Evening out. ... 5 December 1838 CFA Cloudy. Office, division as usual. Evening at home. ... 6 December 1838 CFA Clear and pleasant, division as usual. Evening out. Office. ... 7 December 1838 CFA Clear, mild and pleasant, time divided as usual. Evening to Medford to deliver a Lecture. ... 8 December 1838 CFA Fine day, time divided as usual. Evening, Mr. Brooks at home. At the Office nothing new. ... 9 December 1838 CFA Day fine but cold. Services as usual. Evening out. ... 10 December 1838 CFA Fine day though cool. Usual division of time. ... 11 December 1838 CFA Fine day. Usual division of time. ... 12 December 1838 CFA Day fine, distribution as usual, ball in the evening. ... 13 December 1838 CFA Fine weather, usual distribution. Evening at the Theatre. ... 14 December 1838 CFA Fine weather. Distribution as usual omitting Greek. ... 15 December 1838 CFA Fine day. Distribution as usual. Concert in the evening. ... 16 December 1838 CFA Fine day. Services and reading. Evening at home. ... 17 December 1838 CFA Fine day though cold, Distribution as usual. Evening visit. ... 18 December 1838 CFA Clear. Time as usual. Evening to Jamaica Plains to lecture. ... 19 December 1838 CFA Fine day. Distribution as usual. Evening visit. ... 20 December 1838 CFA Mild, pleasant day. Distribution as usual. Evening party. ... 21 December 1838 CFA Fine day. Distribution as usual. Evening at home. ... 22 December 1838 CFA Day fine. Office, dinner at Mr. Brooks’ and evening at Dr. Frothingham’s. ... 23 December 1838 CFA Clouds and snow but cleared off cold. Services as usual. Evening at Governor Everett’s. ... 24 December 1838 CFA Very cold and clear, distribution as usual. Evening at Mr. Brooks’. ... 25 December 1838 CFA Cold but it moderated before night. Distribution as usual. ... 26 December 1838 CFA Pleasant day, distribution as usual. Evening at home. ... 27 December 1838 CFA Pleasant day, usual course, evening visit Mr. Brooks. ... 28 December 1838 CFA Cold and clear. Time divided as usual. Evening at home. ... 29 December 1838 CFA Snow and rain with clouds. Time as usual. Evening at home. ... 30 December 1838 CFA Clear and cold. Usual exercise. Evening out. ... 31 December 1838 CFA Cold and clear. Distribution as usual. Evening Assembly ball. ...

1839

[January 1839]

1 January 1839 — 23 May 1841 CFA “It is not worth while to be concerned, what he says or thinks, who says or thinks only as ... 1 January 1839 CFA Here is a new volume with which to begin the New Year and a very fine opportunity to ... 2 January 1839 CFA Pleasant morning. Distribution as usual. Evening at Governor Everett’s. ... 3 January 1839 CFA Fine day. Distribution as usual. Evening at home. ... 4 January 1839 CFA Cloudy day. Occupation as usual. Evening at home. ... 5 January 1839 CFA Day cloudy but it cleared. Distribution of time as usual. Evening at home. ... 6 January 1839 CFA Day cloudy with snow. Usual division on Sunday. Evening at J. Quincy’s. ... 7 January 1839 CFA Morning cloudy which ended in rain. Distribution as usual. Evening party. ... 8 January 1839 CFA Morning clear, and a pleasant day, time as usual. Evening at Edward Brooks’. ... 9 January 1839 CFA Fine day. To Cambridge. Afternoon at home, coins. Evening Mr. Dexter’s. ... 10 January 1839 CFA Morning mild. Again to Cambridge returning by dinner time. Evening at Mrs. Shaw’s. ... 11 January 1839 CFA Morning clear. Time distributed as usual. Evening at home. ... 12 January 1839 CFA Mild day. Time as usual, dinner company at home, quiet evening. ... 13 January 1839 CFA Pleasant day. Services as usual. Evening at Mr. Brooks’. ... 14 January 1839 CFA Morning pleasant, time divided as usual. Evening Assembly. ... 15 January 1839 CFA Cool day. Division as usual. Evening at home. ... 16 January 1839 CFA Fine day though cold. To Cambridge, returning to Mr. Brooks’ and in the evening to Mrs. N. ... 17 January 1839 CFA Fine day. Morning as usual. Dinner late at Mr. Otis’s. Evening at home. ... 18 January 1839 CFA Day pleasant. Quietly divided. Evening at home. E. C. Adams here. ... 19 January 1839 CFA Day clear. Distribution as usual. Evening uninterrupted at home. ... 20 January 1839 CFA Cold day. Services and studies as usual. Evening at home. H. G. Gorham. ... 21 January 1839 CFA Cold day. Time divided as usual. Evening at home. ... 22 January 1839 CFA Cloudy day with a light fall of snow. Time as usual. Mr. Stearns and coins. Evening ball at ... 23 January 1839 CFA Cloudy but turned excessively cold by night and clear. Division as usual. Dr. and Mrs. ... 24 January 1839 CFA Severely cold night and morning. Office. Time as usual. Evening ball at Mrs. J. Welles’. ... 25 January 1839 CFA Mild and pleasant. Division as usual. Evening at Dr. Frothingham’s and Governor Everett’s. ... 26 January 1839 CFA Warm with rain which continued until night. Time as usual. Evening at home. ... 27 January 1839 CFA Fine day. Exercises as usual. Evening at Edward Brooks’. ... 28 January 1839 CFA Cloudy and snow in the evening. Time as usual. Evening, Third Assembly. ... 29 January 1839 CFA Fine day. Distribution as usual. Evening Mr. R. Robbins. ... 30 January 1839 CFA Snow showers but on the whole clear. Time as usual. Evening, Diorama. ... 31 January 1839 CFA Clear and cold. Time divided as usual. E. C. Adams in the evening. ...

[February 1839]

1 February 1839 CFA Cloudy with snow. Morning as usual. Dine at Mr. Brooks’. Evening at home. ... 2 February 1839 CFA Clear day. Office. Time as usual. Evening at home. ... 3 February 1839 CFA Cold and clear. Exercises as usual. Evening at Mr. Brooks’. ... 4 February 1839 CFA Cool day. Distribution as usual. Evening at Dr. Frothingham’s. ... 5 February 1839 CFA Cool and clear. Distribution as usual. Evening visit Mrs. Bates at Papanti’s. ... 6 February 1839 CFA Severe cold. Time much as usual. Evening at home. ... 7 February 1839 CFA Very severe cold, but moderated afterwards. Time passed as usual. Evening at Mrs. Parker’s. ... 8 February 1839 CFA Mild and cloudy. Time as usual. Evening at home. ... 9 February 1839 CFA Clouds and light snow. Time as usual. Evening at home. ... 10 February 1839 CFA Cold and clear. Services as usual. Evening to Edward Brooks’. ... 11 February 1839 CFA Cloudy and more mild. Day spent in attending corporation meetings. Evening Assembly. ... 12 February 1839 CFA Clear and mild. Time as usual. Evening, friends at home. ... 13 February 1839 CFA Lovely day. Division as usual. Quiet evening. ... 14 February 1839 CFA Cloudy and wet. Time as usual. Quiet evening. ... 15 February 1839 CFA Cloudy and wet. Time as usual. Evening to see Edmund Quincy. ... 16 February 1839 CFA Weather dull and foggy. Much the usual distribution. Evening at home. ... 17 February 1839 CFA Snow and drizzle. Exercises as usual. ... 18 February 1839 CFA Still dull and cloudy. Division as usual. Evening to the Theatre. ... 19 February 1839 CFA Clear and pleasant. Time as usual. Quiet evening at home. ... 20 February 1839 CFA Cloudy. Time regularly divided. Evening at Edward Brooks’. ... 21 February 1839 CFA Mild and clear day. Time as usual. Evening a family party at home. ... 22 February 1839 CFA Clouds and rain. Distribution regular. ... 23 February 1839 CFA Clouds and fog. Division made as usual. ... 24 February 1839 CFA Day pleasant. Exercises as usual. Evening at Mrs. Quincy’s. ... 25 February 1839 CFA Snow but cleared by night. Time as usual. Evening, Assembly. ... 26 February 1839 CFA Lovely morning but rain at night. Usual division. Evening, ball at Mrs. Miller’s. ... 27 February 1839 CFA Morning fine but it clouded over by night. Time as usual. Evening at Mrs. Thorndike’s. ... 28 February 1839 CFA Cloudy but it cleared fine. Time as usual. Evening, Mr. Brooks at home. ...

[March 1839]

1 March 1839 CFA Day cloudy. Time divided as usual. Evening at home. ... 2 March 1839 CFA Lovely, spring day. Time as usual. Quiet evening. ... 3 March 1839 CFA Snow but cleared off very cold. Exercises as usual. Evening at Edward Brooks’. ... 4 March 1839 CFA Very cold. Distribution as usual. Evening at home. ... 5 March 1839 CFA Still cold. Time according to custom. Evening at Dr. Frothingham’s. At the Office, I went on ... 6 March 1839 CFA Clear and more mild. Distribution as usual. Evening at home. ... 7 March 1839 CFA Mild and pleasant. Time as usual. ... 8 March 1839 CFA Mild but easterly cold. Division as usual. ... 9 March 1839 CFA Fine day. Time as usual. Evening out without success. ... 10 March 1839 CFA Colder. Exercises as usual. Evening at home. ... 11 March 1839 CFA Fine day. Time as usual. Evening sixth Assembly. ... 12 March 1839 CFA Fine day. Time as usual. Evening small party at Miss Scollay’s. ... 13 March 1839 CFA Fine day. Usual division. Evening small party at Mrs. E. Blake’s. ... 14 March 1839 CFA Rain. Time divided. Evening at Mrs. H. G. Rice’s. ... 15 March 1839 CFA Clear and fine day. Time as usual. Evening at home. ... 16 March 1839 CFA Morning fine. Time divided as usual. Evening at home. ... 17 March 1839 CFA Lovely day. Time devoted to the ordinary exercises. Evening at E. Brooks’. ... 18 March 1839 CFA Cloudy day. Time occupied as usual. Evening at home. ... 19 March 1839 CFA Clouds and cold with a high Easterly wind. To Quincy. Afternoon and evening at home. ... 20 March 1839 CFA Cloudy and dull. Time divided as usual. ... 21 March 1839 CFA Rain and clouds and darkness. Time as usual. Evening at Mr. Brooks’. ... 22 March 1839 CFA Cloudy but clearing. Office. Nickleby. Philoctetes. China. Evening at Mr. Brooks’. ... 23 March 1839 CFA Clear. Office. Time as usual. Evening at home. ... 24 March 1839 CFA Fine day. Exercises as usual. Evening, visiters at home. ... 25 March 1839 CFA Day fine. Time divided as usual. Evening at Mrs. Everett’s. ... 26 March 1839 CFA Fine day. Office. Conant to settle. Evening at home. ... 27 March 1839 CFA Mild day. Office. Time as usual. Evening to Mr. Shaw’s. ... 28 March 1839 CFA Fine day. Fast. Morning service. Afternoon at home. Evening visit at Mrs. Minots. ... 29 March 1839 CFA Dark and damp. Distribution as ordinary. Evening at home. ... 30 March 1839 CFA A beautiful day. Time divided as usual. Evening spent at home. ... 31 March 1839 CFA Clear and cool. Exercises as usual. Evening at Edward Brooks’. ...

[April 1839]

1 April 1839 CFA Cool and extremely windy. Office. Afternoon to a funeral at Charlestown. ... 2 April 1839 CFA Cool and clear. Distribution as usual. Evening at home. ... 3 April 1839 CFA Cloudy and cold. Morning to Quincy. Day as usual. ... 4 April 1839 CFA Very fine day. Distribution as usual. Evening at home. ... 5 April 1839 CFA Fine day. Distribution as usual. Evening, visit Mrs. Blake’s. ... 6 April 1839 CFA Fine day. Time as usual. ... 7 April 1839 CFA Beautiful day. Time given to exercises as usual. Evening at Mrs. Frothingham’s. ... 8 April 1839 CFA Windy and cool. Distribution as usual. Evening at home. ... 9 April 1839 CFA Pleasant. Morning to Quincy. Afternoon at home. Evening, W. C. Gorham came in. ... 10 April 1839 CFA Day fine. Time divided as usual. Evening Mr. Brooks. ... 11 April 1839 CFA Cloudy and warm but no rain. Distribution as usual. Evening at Mrs. Carter’s. ... 12 April 1839 CFA Heavy rain all day. Distribution as usual. Evening at home. ... 13 April 1839 CFA Continued rain. Distribution as usual. Evening at home. ... 14 April 1839 CFA A continuation of clouds and rain. Division as on this day. Evening at home. ... 15 April 1839 CFA Bad weather continues. Distribution as usual. Evening at home. ... 16 April 1839 CFA Cleared very fine. Distribution as usual. Afternoon, Athenaeum. Evening to Mr. Brooks’. ... 17 April 1839 CFA Rain again. Distribution as usual. Evening at home. ... 18 April 1839 CFA Morning cloudy but cleared. Division as usual. Afternoon Railway to Brighton. Evening at ... 19 April 1839 CFA Beautiful day. Morning to Quincy. Afternoon at home. Pamphlets. Evening, Dr. Gorham. ... 20 April 1839 CFA Clear but cool. Office. Afternoon at Quincy. Evening, visits. ... 21 April 1839 CFA Cold east wind but clear. Services as usual. Evening visit to Mrs. Everett. ... 22 April 1839 CFA A lovely day. At Quincy all day. Home late. Evening fatigue. ... 23 April 1839 CFA Fine day. Morning, Office. Afternoon Quincy. Evening to Mrs. H. B. Rogers’. ... 24 April 1839 CFA Fine day. Morning to Quincy. Dinner company. Evening at home. ... 25 April 1839 CFA Fine warm day. Morning Office. Afternoon Quincy. Evening at Mrs. Minot’s. ... 26 April 1839 CFA Fine day. Regular distribution. Evening Mr. Brooks, at home. ... 27 April 1839 CFA Fine day and warm. Morning as usual. After dinner to Quincy. Evening at home. ... 28 April 1839 CFA Cold east wind. Divine service as usual. Evening at home. ... 29 April 1839 CFA Cloudy and cold with rain. Morning to Quincy. After dinner to New York. ... 30 April 1839 CFA Visits. My father’s Address. Sidney Brooks. Evening, National Theatre. ...

[May 1839]

1 May 1839 CFA Day dull and drizzly. Breakfast with Sidney Brooks. Visits, dine with Dr. Wilkes. Steamer ... 2 May 1839 CFA Rain but afterwards cleared. Railway to Boston. Afternoon to Quincy. Evening at Mr. Otis’. ... 3 May 1839 CFA Clear day. Distribution as usual. Evening at home. ... 4 May 1839 CFA Clear day. Morning Office. Afternoon Quincy. Evening at home. ... 5 May 1839 CFA Windy and clouds. Divine service as usual. Evening at home. ... 6 May 1839 CFA Clear. Morning Office. Afternoon to Quincy. ... 7 May 1839 CFA Clear. Morning Office. Afternoon to Quincy. Evening to Mrs. Frothingham’s. ... 8 May 1839 CFA Cloudy day. Morning Office. Afternoon to Quincy. ... 9 May 1839 CFA Morning cloudy but it cleared away hot. Afternoon to Quincy. ... 10 May 1839 CFA Clear day. Division as usual. Evening at Mrs. Frothingham’s. ... 11 May 1839 CFA Fine day but cool. Time as usual. Evening at home. ... 12 May 1839 CFA Beautiful day. Divine service in Boston and Quincy. Evening at home. ... 13 May 1839 CFA Fine day. Morning to Hingham. Afternoon at home. Evening, at Govr. Everett’s. ... 14 May 1839 CFA Heavy showers all day. Time much as usual. Evening at home. ... 15 May 1839 CFA Lovely day. Morning to Quincy. Afternoon at home. ... 16 May 1839 CFA The day warm with clouds and showers. Morning Office. Afternoon to Quincy. ... 17 May 1839 CFA Fine day. Morning Office. Afternoon to Quincy. Evening company. ... 18 May 1839 CFA Lovely day. Morning at home. Afternoon to Quincy. Evening at my father’s. ... 19 May 1839 CFA Fine day. Divine service as usual. Evening at my father’s. ... 20 May 1839 CFA Fine day. Morning reading. Division of time. Evening at the house. ... 21 May 1839 CFA Fine day though cool. To Boston. Afternoon at home. Evening, visit Mr. Lunt. ... 22 May 1839 CFA Rainy with cold, raw east wind. At home all day. Evening at the house. ... 23 May 1839 CFA Another cold, cloudy day. At home. Evening, the family at my house. ... 24 May 1839 CFA Cloudy, cold and rainy. At home all day. Evening at the Mansion. ... 25 May 1839 CFA Rain but afterwards cleared up. To Boston. Afternoon out. Evening at the Mansion. ... 26 May 1839 CFA Lovely day. Services as usual. Evening at the Mansion. ... 27 May 1839 CFA Warm but cloudy. Distribution as usual. Evening at the Mansion. Rain. ... 28 May 1839 CFA Morning rain but cleared. To town. Afternoon at home. Evening at Mrs. T. B. Adams’. ... 29 May 1839 CFA Clouds but it afterwards cleared. At home all day. Time as usual. ... 30 May 1839 CFA Cleared at last. At home. Time distributed as usual. Evening to see Edmund Quincy. ... 31 May 1839 CFA Fair. Morning to town. Afternoon at home. Evening at the Mansion. ...

[June 1839]

1 June 1839 CFA Cold easterly drizzle. At home all day. Evening at the Mansion. ... 2 June 1839 CFA Cold and cloudy. Time divided as usual. ... 3 June 1839 CFA Cold and cloudy. Time disposed of at home. Evening at the Mansion. ... 4 June 1839 CFA Fine day. Morning to town. Afternoon at home. Evening at the Mansion. ... 5 June 1839 CFA Rain storm. At home all day, distribution as usual. ... 6 June 1839 CFA Cloudy. At home all day. Distribution as usual. ... 7 June 1839 CFA Lovely day. To town. Afternoon study. Evening at the Mansion. ... 8 June 1839 CFA Warm day. To town and Medford to dine. Evening home. ... 9 June 1839 CFA Cloudy but cleared. Exercises as usual, head ach and early to bed. ... 10 June 1839 CFA Windy but clear. At home dividing time as usual. Evening, the family with us. ... 11 June 1839 CFA Morning to town. Afternoon at home as usual. Evening at the Mansion. ... 12 June 1839 CFA Clear but cool. At home all day. Dine at the mansion and evening. ... 13 June 1839 CFA Clouds and rain. At home, rather idle. Evening at home. ... 14 June 1839 CFA Cool and clear. Morning to town. Afternoon at home. Evening at the Mansion. ... 15 June 1839 CFA Clear and cool. At home all day. Evening to see D. Greenleaf. ... 16 June 1839 CFA Showers and wind. Usual exercises of the day. Evening at the Mansion. ... 17 June 1839 CFA Windy and cool. At home all the morning. Afternoon, Ride. Evening at the Mansion. ... 18 June 1839 CFA Clouds and latterly rain. To Boston. At home after dinner and evening. ... 19 June 1839 CFA Clear but high wind. At home all day. Evening at the Mansion. ... 20 June 1839 CFA Clear but windy. At home occupied as usual. Evening family with us. ... 21 June 1839 CFA Cloudy but very warm. To Boston with my Wife. Afternoon at home and evening. ... 22 June 1839 CFA Clouds and rain. At home all day. Evening at the Mansion. ... 23 June 1839 CFA Cloudy but warm. Exercises as usual. Evening at the Mansion. ... 24 June 1839 CFA Clouds and showers. At home. Visitors. Evening to Mr. Beale’s. ... 25 June 1839 CFA Day fine. Morning to town. Afternoon work. Evening at the Mansion. ... 26 June 1839 CFA Fine day. Trip to Cohasset. Evening at the Mansion. ... 27 June 1839 CFA Warm day. At home. Evening at the Mansion. ... 28 June 1839 CFA Rain all day. Morning to town. At home rest of the day. ... 29 June 1839 CFA Fair day. At home. Ride. Evening at the Mansion. ... 30 June 1839 CFA Fine day. Exercises as usual. Evening at home. ...

[July 1839]

1 July 1839 CFA To town. Afternoon at home. Evening at Mrs. T. B. Adams’. ... 2 July 1839 CFA Day fine and warm. At home. Dine at Squantum. ... 3 July 1839 CFA Fine day after rain. At home. Dine at the Mansion. ... 4 July 1839 CFA Showery but warm. At home. Evening call at the Mansion. The sunrise was announced by cannon ... 5 July 1839 CFA Fogs and mist. To Boston. Company at dinner. Evening at the Mansion. ... 6 July 1839 CFA Fog and rain. At home, dine at the Mansion and evening. ... 7 July 1839 CFA Showery and warm. Exercises as usual. Evening at the Mansion. ... 8 July 1839 CFA Showery but warm. At home. Ride after dinner. Evening at E. Quincy’s. ... 9 July 1839 CFA Showers. To town. Return to dinner. Afternoon at home, head ach. ... 10 July 1839 CFA Warm. To Cambridge. Examination, home, head ach. ... 11 July 1839 CFA Fine day but showery. My father 72. To town. Dine at the Mansion. Evening also. ... 12 July 1839 CFA Warm day. To Boston and Cambridge. Examination and return. Evening company. ... 13 July 1839 CFA Warm day. At home all day. Evening at the Mansion. ... 14 July 1839 CFA Showery and cool. Exercises in the usual way. Evening at the Mansion. ... 15 July 1839 CFA Fine day but not entirely without rain. At home. Dine and evening at the Mansion. ... 16 July 1839 CFA Fine day. Morning to town. Afternoon at home reading. Evening at the Mansion. ... 17 July 1839 CFA Fine day and warm. At home. Dine at the Mansion and evening. ... 18 July 1839 CFA Warm day. Morning to town. After dinner at home. Evening at the Mansion. ... 19 July 1839 CFA To town, not returning until evening. ... 20 July 1839 CFA Extreme heat. At home. Bath after dinner. Evening at the Mansion. ... 21 July 1839 CFA Rain and clouds. Exercises as usual. Evening at the Mansion. ... 22 July 1839 CFA Warm but showery. At home. Evening at the house below. ... 23 July 1839 CFA Warm morning and showers. To town. Afternoon at home. Evening at the Mansion. ... 24 July 1839 CFA Moist weather. At home, dine at the Mansion and evening. ... 25 July 1839 CFA Clouds but warm. At home. Mr. Brooks and Sidney and his Wife to dine. Quarries. ... 26 July 1839 CFA Fine day. To town. Afternoon at home. Evening at the Mansion. ... 27 July 1839 CFA Fine day. At home. Afternoon to visit Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Gray. Evening at the Mansion. ... 28 July 1839 CFA Fine day. Exercises as usual. Evening to Mrs. Quincy’s, and at the Mansion. ... 29 July 1839 CFA Clear. To town. Afternoon at home. Evening at the Mansion. ... 30 July 1839 CFA Warm. To town. Afternoon at home. Evening at the Mansion. ... 31 July 1839 CFA Heavy southerly showers. At home all day, dine and evening at the Mansion. ...

[August 1839]

1 August 1839 CFA Fine day. At home. ... 2 August 1839 CFA Fine day. To town. Afternoon at home. Evening visit to Dr. Woodward. ... 3 August 1839 CFA Day fine. At home. Evening at the Mansion. ... 4 August 1839 CFA Fine day. Customary exercises. Evening at Mrs. T. B. Adams’. ... 5 August 1839 CFA Fine day. At home. Ride. Evening, visit from E. Quincy and Mr. Parker. ... 6 August 1839 CFA Hazy but fine. To town. Afternoon visitors. Evening at the house below. ... 7 August 1839 CFA Warm and dry. At home. Dine at my father’s and evening visit. ... 8 August 1839 CFA Morning warm but weather changed. At home, bath. Evening at my father’s. Mr. Ward. ... 9 August 1839 CFA Cloudy morning with light showers but it afterwards cleared. To town. Afternoon at home. ... 10 August 1839 CFA At home, fine day. Afternoon, visitors and to Weymouth. At my father’s. ... 11 August 1839 CFA Pleasant day. Usual Exercises. Evening at the Mansion. ... 12 August 1839 CFA Cloudy with showers. At home. Evening, a short ride. At the Mansion. ... 13 August 1839 CFA Clear and cool. To town. Afternoon company. Evening at the Mansion. ... 14 August 1839 CFA Cold and foggy. At home, dine and evening at my father’s. ... 15 August 1839 CFA Cold east wind. At home all day. Evening at my father’s. ... 16 August 1839 CFA Cold easterly wind. To town. Afternoon and evening at home. I went to town this morning ... 17 August 1839 CFA Cold and fog. At home all day. Evening visit to Mr. Appleton’s. ... 18 August 1839 CFA Clearing off. Exercises as usual. Evening at the Mansion. ... 19 August 1839 CFA Fine day and warm. At home. Afternoon ride. Evening at the Mansion. ... 20 August 1839 CFA Beautiful day and warm. To town. Afternoon at home. Evening at the Mansion. ... 21 August 1839 CFA Warm day. At home. Evening visit to Mr. Lunt. ... 22 August 1839 CFA Warm day, bath, at home. Evening to Mrs. Adams’s. ... 23 August 1839 CFA Warm day. To Boston. After dinner at home, and evening. ... 24 August 1839 CFA Warm day. At home, bath. Work as usual, evening at the Mansion. ... 25 August 1839 CFA Warm. Exercises as usual. Evening at the Mansion. Mrs. Angier. ... 26 August 1839 CFA Warm day. At home, bath. Usual occupations. Evening visit to Mr. Whitney. ... 27 August 1839 CFA The warmest of the season. To town with my father. Home. Evening below. ... 28 August 1839 CFA Cold change. At home all day. Usual occupation. Evening at the Mansion. ... 29 August 1839 CFA Cold and cloudy. At home all day. Evening at the Mansion. ... 30 August 1839 CFA Stormy. To town, return to dine. Afternoon and evening at home. ... 31 August 1839 CFA Clearing up. At home all day. Evening at the Mansion. ...

[September 1839]

1 September 1839 CFA Lovely day. Exercises as usual. Evening at the Mansion. ... 2 September 1839 CFA Beautiful day. At home. Time passed as usual. Ride. Evening at my father’s and Mrs. Adams’. ... 3 September 1839 CFA Lovely day. Mrs. Adams with me to town. Afternoon at home. Evening at my father’s. ... 4 September 1839 CFA Fine day. At home. Dine at my father’s. Supervisors meeting. Pic Nic. ... 5 September 1839 CFA At home all day. Occupation as usual. Evening at the Mansion. ... 6 September 1839 CFA Fine day but warm. To Boston. Afternoon company. Evening at the Mansion. ... 7 September 1839 CFA Warm morning but change. At home. Bath. Evening at Mrs. T. B. Adams’. ... 8 September 1839 CFA Warm and showery. Exercises as usual. Evening an hour at the Mansion. ... 9 September 1839 CFA Warm and cloudy. At home. Occupied as usual. Evening at the Mansion. ... 10 September 1839 CFA Fine day. To town, thence to Medford. Mr. Brooks’ and Gorham’s. ... 11 September 1839 CFA Fine day. To town, back to Medford, dine at Gorham Brooks. Evening at house. ... 12 September 1839 CFA Cool. To town, thence to Quincy. Afternoon at work. Evening at the Mansion. ... 13 September 1839 CFA Cloudy and cold morning. Usual occupations. Evening at the Mansion besides meals. ... 14 September 1839 CFA Clear and pleasant. To town, home. Mrs. Adams returns. Evening ladies here. ... 15 September 1839 CFA Pleasant day. Usual exercises. Evening at the Mansion. ... 16 September 1839 CFA Warm day. At home as usual. Afternoon ride to Brookline and evening at Mansion. ... 17 September 1839 CFA Fog but became warm and clear. To town. Afternoon at home. Evening at Edmd. Quincy’s. ... 18 September 1839 CFA Rain and damp but warm. At home. Evening at home. ... 19 September 1839 CFA Fine day. At home all day. Evening at the Mansion, and dine there. ... 20 September 1839 CFA Beautiful day. To town. Afternoon at home. Evening, visit to Mrs. T. B. Adams’ and Mansion. ... 21 September 1839 CFA Fine day. At home. Afternoon ride. Evening at the Mansion. ... 22 September 1839 CFA Fine day. Exercises as usual. Evening, family with us. J.Q.A. 6 years. ... 23 September 1839 CFA Continued fine day. At usual occupations. Ride and evening at the Mansion. ... 24 September 1839 CFA Fine day. To town. Return to dinner. Evening at the Mansion. ... 25 September 1839 CFA Clear morning. At home. Visitors. Evening at the Mansion, where we dined. ... 26 September 1839 CFA Morning cloudy but cleared with high wind. At home. Evening at the Mansion. ... 27 September 1839 CFA Fine morning but heavy wind and rain in the Evening. Boston and Hingham. ... 28 September 1839 CFA Clear day but cool. To town, early return and afternoon at home. Evening at the Mansion. ... 29 September 1839 CFA Clear day though cold. Exercises as usual. Visit to Mrs. Quincy. Evening at the Mansion. ... 30 September 1839 CFA Fog and rain. At home. Evening at the house below. Visiters. ...

[October 1839]

1 October 1839 CFA To town. At home Afternoon. Evening at the Mansion. ... 2 October 1839 CFA Fine day. At home, dine and tea at the Mansion. Evening at Mr. Beale’s and Mrs. A’s. ... 3 October 1839 CFA Mild day. At home. Visit from Dr. and Mrs. Frothingham. Evening ladies at home. ... 4 October 1839 CFA Fine day. To town. Mechanic’s fair. Home. Evening, two visiters. ... 5 October 1839 CFA Clear but cool. At home. Evening, visiter. At the Mansion. ... 6 October 1839 CFA Very clear but cool. Usual exercises. Evening at the Mansion. ... 7 October 1839 CFA Fine day. Work as usual. Afternoon ride. Evening visit to Mr. Harrod. ... 8 October 1839 CFA Fine day. To town. Afternoon and evening at home, family and visiters. ... 9 October 1839 CFA Fine day. At home. Evening at the Mansion. ... 10 October 1839 CFA Pleasant day. At home. Dine and evening at the Mansion. ... 11 October 1839 CFA Clear and pleasant. Morning to town. Home. Afternoon. Evening, visit to Mrs. T. B. Adams and ... 12 October 1839 CFA Wet, foggy day. At home all day. ... 13 October 1839 CFA Foggy and damp though warm. Exercises as usual. Dine and evening at the Mansion. ... 14 October 1839 CFA Heavy rain. At home all day and evening. Hoarseness and cold. ... 15 October 1839 CFA Heavy rain. At home all day. ... 16 October 1839 CFA Fine day. To town. Return at noon. Dine and evening at my father’s. Afternoon, Penn’s hill. ... 17 October 1839 CFA Lovely day. At home. ... 18 October 1839 CFA Lovely day. To town. Afternoon, planting. Evening at the Mansion. ... 19 October 1839 CFA Rain and clouds. At home all day. Evening at the Mansion. ... 20 October 1839 CFA Cloudy and cold. Exercises as usual. Evening at the Mansion. ... 21 October 1839 CFA Cold morning. At home writing. Evening at the Mansion. ... 22 October 1839 CFA Cold morning. To town with my father. Afternoon writing. Evening at the Mansion. ... 23 October 1839 CFA Lovely day. At home. Dine at the house below and Evening at Lyceum. ... 24 October 1839 CFA Fine day though hazy and warm. To Braintree. Lecture. Evening at the Mansion. ... 25 October 1839 CFA Pleasant day. To town with my Wife. Home to dine. Evening at the Mansion. ... 26 October 1839 CFA A lovely day. At home. Transplanting trees. Evening at the Mansion. ... 27 October 1839 CFA Beautiful day. Exercises as usual. Evening at the Mansion. ... 28 October 1839 CFA Fine. To town. Afternoon at home. Evening at the Mansion. ... 29 October 1839 CFA Fine. At home. Nothing material. Evening at the Mansion. ... 30 October 1839 CFA Fine. To town. Return to dine at the Mansion, where also Evening. ... 31 October 1839 CFA Chilly with clouds. At home. Evening at the Mansion. ...

[November 1839]

1 November 1839 CFA Chilly with clouds. At home. Evening at the Mansion. ... 2 November 1839 CFA Weather much the same. To town. Afternoon at home. Evening at the Mansion. ... 3 November 1839 CFA Weather much the same. Usual exercises. Evening, visitors and to the Mansion. Ride. ... 4 November 1839 CFA Clear and cold. To town. Afternoon at home. Evening, visitors and to the Mansion. ... 5 November 1839 CFA At home. Fine day. Evening at the Mansion. ... 6 November 1839 CFA Clouds in the morning but it cleared. To town. Evening, Lecture. ... 7 November 1839 CFA Fine day. Office. Afternoon at home and Evening. ... 8 November 1839 CFA Fine day. Office. To Quincy to dine. Return to tea. Evening at work. ... 9 November 1839 CFA Cold but clear. Office. Time as usual. Evening at home. ... 10 November 1839 CFA Cold and cloudy. Exercises as usual. Evening, Degrand, H. G. Gorham. ... 11 November 1839 CFA Fine day. To Quincy. Return Afternoon. Evening at home. ... 12 November 1839 CFA Lovely day. Day divided as usual. Evening at home. ... 13 November 1839 CFA Fine day. Office. Time as usual. Evening at home. ... 14 November 1839 CFA Clouds and light rain. Division as usual. Evening, my father’s Lecture. ... 15 November 1839 CFA Rainy but mild. Division as usual. Evening visit to Governor Everett. ... 16 November 1839 CFA Mild and pleasant. Office. To Quincy to dine. Evening return, head ach. ... 17 November 1839 CFA Lovely day, clouding however towards night. Usual exercises. Evening to Mr. Brooks’. ... 18 November 1839 CFA Fine day. Distribution as usual. Evening at home and at E. Brooks’. ... 19 November 1839 CFA Fine day. Morning at Office. To Quincy to dine. Return to tea. Evening at home. ... 20 November 1839 CFA Cold and clear. Office as usual. Regular division. Evening at home. ... 21 November 1839 CFA Office. Thence to Quincy. Cold and snowy. Return. Evening at home. ... 22 November 1839 CFA Cold. Morning to Quincy. Home to tea and evening. ... 23 November 1839 CFA Cool. Carriage to Quincy. Funeral. Home. Evening quiet. ... 24 November 1839 CFA Clouds and rain. To Quincy. Service as usual. Home with Miss Cutts, Mr. Thornton. ... 25 November 1839 CFA Heavy rain. At home. Evening visit at Mr. Crowninshield’s. ... 26 November 1839 CFA Cold and clear. To Quincy. Evening at home. Mr. Brooks. ... 27 November 1839 CFA Weather moderating. To Quincy. Return with the family. Evening at home. ... 28 November 1839 CFA Fine day. Thanksgiving. Service as usual. Evening at Mrs. Frothingham’s. ... 29 November 1839 CFA Continued fine weather. Time as usual. Evening to the Theatre. ... 30 November 1839 CFA Fine day. Office. Roxbury Probate Court. Evening at home. ...

[December 1839]

1 December 1839 CFA Chilly and clouds. Exercises as usual. Evening, H. G. Gorham. ... 2 December 1839 CFA Cloudy and cold. Office. Distribution as usual. Evening at home. ... 3 December 1839 CFA Cloudy and chill. Distribution as usual. Evening at home. Mr. Brooks. ... 4 December 1839 CFA Chilly but cleared before evening. At home as usual. ... 5 December 1839 CFA Clear and beautiful day. Office. Division as usual. Evening at home. ... 6 December 1839 CFA Fine day. Office. Division as usual. ... 7 December 1839 CFA Cloudy. Office. Distribution as usual. ... 8 December 1839 CFA Rain and clouds all day. Exercises as usual. Evening at home. ... 9 December 1839 CFA Heavy rain. Office. Athenaeum. Division as usual. Evening at home. ... 10 December 1839 CFA Fine day. Distribution as usual. Evening at home. ... 11 December 1839 CFA Lovely day. Distribution as usual. Evening at Mr. Brooks’. ... 12 December 1839 CFA Rain, but cleared up in the evening. Distribution as usual. Evening at Mrs. Frothingham’s. ... 13 December 1839 CFA Pleasant day. Distribution as usual. Evening at home. ... 14 December 1839 CFA Day pleasant. Distribution as usual. Evening Mr. Brooks. ... 15 December 1839 CFA Cloudy with snow, rain and a very heavy gale. Exercises as usual. At home. ... 16 December 1839 CFA Snow all day with high wind. Office for an hour, day at home. ... 17 December 1839 CFA Fine, distribution as usual. Company at dinner and in the evening. ... 18 December 1839 CFA Clear and fine weather. Time as usual. Evening at E. Brooks’. ... 19 December 1839 CFA Cold and clear. Time divided as usual. Evening at home. ... 20 December 1839 CFA Cold but clear. Division as usual. Evening at home. ... 21 December 1839 CFA Moderating. Distribution as usual. Dine with Mr. Brooks. Evening at home. ... 22 December 1839 CFA Cloudy and wind. The usual exercises. Evening to Mrs. S. C. Gray’s. ... 23 December 1839 CFA Clouds and light snow. Office as usual. Evening Lecture. ... 24 December 1839 CFA Mild and cloudy. Office. Evening at Dr. Frothingham’s. ... 25 December 1839 CFA Clear, lovely day. Office. Museum with the boys. Evening, children at the house. ... 26 December 1839 CFA A lovely day. Division of time as usual. Evening at home. ... 27 December 1839 CFA Cloudy. Time distributed as usual. Evening at home. ... 28 December 1839 CFA Clear and cloudy. Time as usual. Evening at home. H. G. Gorham. ... 29 December 1839 CFA Windy and cold. Exercises as usual. Evening, visitors. Call to see Mr. Brooks. ... 30 December 1839 CFA Clear and very cold. Office as usual. Nothing new. Evening, W. C. Gorham. ... 31 December 1839 CFA Clear and continues very cold. Office and Auction. Evening to Edward Brooks’. ...

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[January 1840]

1 January 1840 CFA The New Year opened with cold. I look upon it and upon myself and when I reflect upon the ... 2 January 1840 CFA Cold quite severe. Time distributed as usual. Evening at home. ... 3 January 1840 CFA Cold. Time as usual. Evening at Governor Everett’s. ... 4 January 1840 CFA Cold. The winter appears to be set in. Time as usual. Evening at home. ... 5 January 1840 CFA Moderating. Services as usual. Evening at home. ... 6 January 1840 CFA Clear and cold. To Cambridge—Examination, return. Afternoon at home. Evening writing. ... 7 January 1840 CFA Clear. Office and usual distribution. Evening at Mrs. Frothingham’s. ... 8 January 1840 CFA Clear and fine. Office. Time as usual. Evening at home. ... 9 January 1840 CFA Fine day. To Cambridge. Home. Afternoon reading. Evening, Lecture. Mr. Brooks’. ... 10 January 1840 CFA Fine day. Time distributed as usual. Evening at home. ... 11 January 1840 CFA Cloudy. Office. Division as usual. Evening at home. ... 12 January 1840 CFA Clouds and snow. Exercises as usual. Evening at home. ... 13 January 1840 CFA Snow and clouds. Distribution as usual. Evening to Edward Brooks. ... 14 January 1840 CFA Clear. Division as usual. Evening at home. ... 15 January 1840 CFA Clear. Distribution as usual. Evening at Mrs. Frothingham’s. ... 16 January 1840 CFA Severely cold. Distribution as usual. Evening at home. Dr. Palfrey. ... 17 January 1840 CFA Extremely cold. Distribution as usual. Evening at Mr. Lothrop’s. ... 18 January 1840 CFA Cold. Distribution as usual. Evening at home. ... 19 January 1840 CFA Moderating. Exercises as usual. Evening H. G. Gorham. ... 20 January 1840 CFA Mild. Ride to Springfield and thence to Hartford. ... 21 January 1840 CFA Cold and clear. Ride to New Haven and thence to New York. ... 22 January 1840 CFA Rain hail and snow. Walking. Evening at Clinton Hall. ... 23 January 1840 CFA Clear day. Much exercise. Evening, Lecture. ... 24 January 1840 CFA Cool. Left by the Stage. Morning out. Dine and evening at Mr. Davis’. ... 25 January 1840 CFA Cold and clear. Steamer New Haven to New Haven. ... 26 January 1840 CFA Railroad to Hartford and thence to Worcester. ... 27 January 1840 CFA To Boston. At home all day. Evening small party at Miss Jones’. ... 28 January 1840 CFA Snow. At home, distribution as usual. Evening, small party at Mrs. Ritchie’s. ... 29 January 1840 CFA Bad weather, rain and ice. Dine at Mr. Brooks’. Evening at home. ... 30 January 1840 CFA Clear. Usual routine. At home. ... 31 January 1840 CFA Clouds and snow. Division as usual. ...

[February 1840]

1 February 1840 CFA Dull weather. Distribution as usual. ... 2 February 1840 CFA Clear and cool. Divine service as usual. Evening to Mr. Brooks’. ... 3 February 1840 CFA Wet and damp clearing off cold. Division as usual. Evening at Mr. B. Gorham’s. ... 4 February 1840 CFA Excessive cold. Usual division. Evening at home. ... 5 February 1840 CFA Very cold morning, but moderated. Division as usual. E. C. Adams. ... 6 February 1840 CFA Weather moderating. Time as usual. Mrs. R. D. Tucker’s. ... 7 February 1840 CFA Rain. Time as usual. Evening at home. ... 8 February 1840 CFA Wet and thawing. Time divided as usual. Evening at home. ... 9 February 1840 CFA Mild but pleasant. Divine service as usual. Evening at home. Edmund Quincy. ... 10 February 1840 CFA Foggy. Division as usual. Evening, Mr. Brooks. ... 11 February 1840 CFA Clear and mild. Distribution as usual. Evening at Edward Brooks’. ... 12 February 1840 CFA Mild day. Distribution as usual. Evening at Mrs. Frothingham’s. The regular course of things.... 13 February 1840 CFA Mild. Office. After dinner Proprietors of South Cove. Evening Mr. J. C. Gray’s. ... 14 February 1840 CFA Cloudy and east wind. Office. Proprietors of South Cove. Evening at home. ... 15 February 1840 CFA Chilly but mild. Office. Division as usual. Evening at home. ... 16 February 1840 CFA Pleasant day. Divine Service. Evening at Mr. Brooks’. ... 17 February 1840 CFA Charming day. Office, division as usual. Evening at Mrs. Everetts. ... 18 February 1840 CFA Lovely day. Division as usual. Evening company at home. ... 19 February 1840 CFA Cloudy but very mild. Division as usual. Evening to Salem. Lecture. ... 20 February 1840 CFA Mild, spring day. To Boston. Division as usual. Evening at home. Mr. Brooks. ... 21 February 1840 CFA Clear and mild. Distribution as usual. Evening at Mr. Story’s. ... 22 February 1840 CFA Mild weather. Division as usual. Evening at home. H. G. Gorham. ... 23 February 1840 CFA Lovely day, but warm. Divine service and duties as usual. Evening to E. Brooks’. ... 24 February 1840 CFA Mild. Office. Division as usual. Evening at home. ... 25 February 1840 CFA Cloudy and chilly. Division as usual. Evening at Mrs. Armstrong’s. ... 26 February 1840 CFA Cool and cloudy. Distribution as usual. Evening at Mrs. Crowninshield’s. ... 27 February 1840 CFA Cloudy and cool. Distribution as usual. Evening to Mrs. Henshaw’s. ... 28 February 1840 CFA Cloudy with slight rain. Distribution as usual. Evening Mr. Beale. Unwell. ... 29 February 1840 CFA Fine day. Distribution as usual. Evening, T. B. Frothingham. ...

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