Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 2

4. VIII:40.

6. IX:10.

5. IX. CFA


5. IX. CFA
5. IX.

Morning at home, Reeves, Beaumont and Fletcher, De Lolme,1 Meeting of Congress, J. W. Taylor, Speaker,2 evening walk.


CFA’s copy of J. L. De Lolme, The Constitution of England, London, 1821, is in the Stone Library


Representative John W. Taylor, who had previously served as Speaker of the House of Representatives in 1820–1821, was the candidate of the Adams forces. His election by a majority of only two, on the second ballot, was evidence of the weakness of JQA’s supporters in the House (Bemis, JQA , 2:72–73).