Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 2

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103 Monday 5th.<a xmlns="http://www.tei-c.org/ns/1.0" href="#DCA02d580n1" class="note" id="DCA02d580n1a">1</a> CFA


Monday 5th. CFA
Monday 5th.1

A dinner at Obregon’s:2 The Company consisted of as many of the Corp Diplomatique as recognize Mexico to be a sovereign State. Mr. Clay, Mr. Sanford,3 van Rensselaer, Gen. Lyman4 and others. I sat next to the last named and was dull.


From D/CFA/5. CFA spent the morning at home, reading Voltaire and beginning Pascal. JQA’s set of Blaise Pascal’s Œuvres, Paris, 1819, is in the Stone Library, which also contains his copy of Pascal’s Les provinciales ou les lettres par L. de Montalte, Cologne, 1657, and a two-volume edition of the Pensées, Geneva, 1778. Among JA’s books in the Boston Public Library is a copy of Les provinciales, Paris, 1754 ( Catalogue of JA’s Library , p. 188). CFA also worked on the Executive Record (D/CFA/1).


Don Pablo Obregon, minister plenipotentiary from Mexico (Force, National Calendar, 1828, p. 287).


Nathan Sanford (1777–1838), of New York, who served in the Senate from 1826 to 1831 ( Biog. Dir. Cong. ).


Theodore Lyman (1792–1849), Harvard 1810, who was brigadier general in the Massachusetts militia and had served as Mayor of Boston in 1824–1825 ( Appletons’ Cyclo. Amer. Biog. ).