Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 2

24. VIII:30.

Tuesday 26th.

Monday 25th.<a xmlns="http://www.tei-c.org/ns/1.0" href="#DCA02d538n1" class="note" id="DCA02d538n1a">1</a> CFA


Monday 25th. CFA
Monday 25th.1

Christmas day, and weather turning exceedingly cold. A family party to dine at my Uncle Frye’s, besides us, were Mr. and Mrs. Barrel,2 Mr. Crowninshield and Col. Abert.3 I came in after riding with John “par complaisance.” The dinner was good but I was glad to get home as my taste is not dining out excepting perhaps at one or two places.


From D/CFA/5. CFA did not neglect Voltaire and Spenser on the holiday (D/CFA/1).


Mr. and Mrs. Samuel B. Barrell, of Washington, D.C.; he was an attorney ( Washington Directory, 1827).


Lt. Col. John James Abert (Heitman, Register U.S. Army ).