Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 2

Friday. 15th.

17. VIII:15.

Saturday 16th.<a xmlns="http://www.tei-c.org/ns/1.0" href="#DCA02d529n1" class="note" id="DCA02d529n1a">1</a> CFA


Saturday 16th. CFA
Saturday 16th.1

John King dined with us. He is just from England, and has brought out with him a Convention settling the amount of Indemnity for Slaves carried away at the close of the War. It has produced much gratification to the President, who has been in better spirits during the last week than I have ever known him. A sign that things go very fair.2


In the morning CFA sorted newspapers, worked on the Executive Record, and rode with his brother John (D/ CFA/1).


John Alsop King (1788–1867) of New York, secretary of the American legation at London, was the oldest son of Rufus King, then minister to England, and the brother of Charles King. The new convention negotiated by Albert Gallatin required Great Britain to pay $1,204,960 for carrying off American slaves at the end of the War of 1812 ( DAB ; Bemis, Diplomatic Hist. U.S. , p. 175).