Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 2

Wednesday. May 2d.

Friday. May 4th.

Thursday. May 3d 1827. CFA


Thursday. May 3d 1827. CFA
Thursday. May 3d 1827.

I performed my exercises of the Morning with great regularity. And received a long and gratifying letter from my dear Abby. Mr. Reynolds called to see me and remained an hour talking of his expedition and finally came down as I had long expected, with his regular subscription list. As I had said so much, of course something was to be expected, and I was compelled to put myself down. In the evening we had a dull party of people consisting of the brides, Mrs. Mason, Mrs. Cooper, and Mrs. Weed,1 and the Roberdeaus, and McLeans. It was very stupid. Mr. and Mrs. Frye and Miss Buchanan,2 together with Mr. Myers who by unlucky fate just dropped in to be invited. Glad when they were all gone.


Mrs. John Mason Jr. was the former Catherine Macomb, daughter of General Alexander Macomb (CFA to Abigail B. Brooks, 5 April 1827). Her sister-in-law, Sarah Maria Mason, had just married Lt. Samuel Cooper, of the Army (Columbian Centinel, 18 April 1827). The marriage of Arabella Edwards McLean to E. J. Weed has previously been noted (see entry for 28 Mar., above).


Mary Buchanan (1800–1879), daughter of the late Andrew Buchanan by his first marriage, lived with her stepmother, Mrs. Nathaniel Frye. Although she was not a blood relation, LCA treated her as a niece. She later married the eminent New Yorker, Nathan Sanford. See Adams Genealogy, and DAB , under her husband’s name.