Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 2

16. IX.

18. IX.

17. VIII:50. CFA


17. VIII:50. CFA
17. VIII:50.

Morning, walk to Capitol, House of representatives, Mr. Storrs of N.Y., good speech,1 dinner party at home, Wheatland, evening, walk.


Henry Randolph Storrs spoke against the proposed constitutional amendment (see entry for 15 Feb., above), stressing “the inefficacy of the amendment to accomplish even its professed ends, and its impolitic and dangerous disturbance of the rights of the States” ( Register of Debates in Congress , 19 Cong., 1 sess., 2:1395–1417).