Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 2

Monday July 9th.

Wednesday July 11th.

Tuesday July 10th. CFA


Tuesday July 10th. CFA
Tuesday July 10th.

Morning as usual. Letters arrived from Madame announcing her arrival safe and sound in Boston. Upon which I thought it proper to send congratulations. My father called me into his room to have some conversation respecting my proposed way of life in Boston. I had thought of establishing with George and Miss Louisa Smith. Madame’s letter encouraged the plan and father seemed to approve it.1 He expressed an opinion infinitely too good of me, and such as will throw upon me a great mass of responsibility. In the evening, a ride.


Although both LCA and JQA favored the plan, and CFA acquiesced in it, GWA was not happy with the proposed housekeeping arrangement and the idea was abandoned. See LCA to JQA, 6 July 1827, Adams Papers; JQA to LCA, 10 July 1827, same; and JQA, Diary, 10 July 1827.