Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 2

6. IX.

Thursday 8th.

Wednesday 7th.<a xmlns="http://www.tei-c.org/ns/1.0" href="#DCA02d582n1" class="note" id="DCA02d582n1a">1</a> CFA


Wednesday 7th. CFA
Wednesday 7th.1

Evening at Mrs. Clay’s. I was engrossed almost all the evening by Miss Brooks. This young lady’s character is so singular that I am much struck with it. Talked much of that affair of her brother Sidney and Miss Marshall.2


From D/CFA/5. CFA spent the morning at home, reading Voltaire and working on the Executive Record (D/ CFA/1).


The engagement between Emily Marshall, the celebrated Boston beauty, and Sidney Brooks (1799–1878) was broken; she later married William Foster Otis (Crawford, Mass. Families , 2:247, 249).