Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 2

Wednesday. August 8th. 1827.

Friday August 10th. 1827.

Thursday. August 9th. CFA


Thursday. August 9th. CFA
Thursday. August 9th.

Took a salt water bath and stopped at George’s. Wrote a note to Abby1 and rode to Quincy in the Stage, Mrs. Royall in Company.2 This lady being my aversion, I took care to remain Incognito until after I had got out of her reach. And after that I cared not for her anger which was great.




Anne (Newport) Royall (1769–1854), the author of several books of travel and of a novel, The Tennessean, 1827, which has been called “one of the worst ever written in America” ( DAB ). Mrs. Royall’s account of her encounter with Adams has been quoted in the Editorial Introduction to these volumes.