Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 2

10. VII.

12. VI.

Tuesday. July 11th.<a xmlns="http://www.tei-c.org/ns/1.0" href="#DCA02d378n1" class="note" id="DCA02d378n1a">1</a> CFA


Tuesday. July 11th. CFA
Tuesday. July 11th.1

My father’s birth day. Neither the news of the day before yesterday 67nor his absence did prevent us from celebrating it in a little family way. We drank Champagne and the ladies were very merry. My grandfather was so old that no one could seriously regret his death, but I suppose this little fete would have looked very dreadful to the prudish citizens who make it a business to censure others.


From D/CFA/5. CFA spent the morning reading Hume’s England, newspapers, and obituaries (D/CFA/1).