Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 2

4. VIII:30.

6. VIII:30.

5. IX. CFA


5. IX. CFA
5. IX.

Morning at home, heat, Buller’s Nisi Prius,1 Spanish, Thunder Storm, flash of lightning at dinner struck Dr. Lovell’s house,2 air cooler, evening at home.


Sir Francis Buller’s An Introduction to the Law Relative to Trials at Nisi Prius, first published in London in 1768, went through several editions.


Joseph Lovell (1788–1836), a Bostonian who served as surgeon general of the Army from 1818 to 1836 ( DAB ).