Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 2

Sunday. 6th.

Tuesday. 8th.

Monday 7th. CFA


Monday 7th. CFA
Monday 7th.

Rode into Boston with Mr. Brooks. The mild weather has so opened the roads that the travelling is shocking upon them and I was a little disposed to regret that Mr. B. had come as I feared he had done so in regard to my accommodation. Conversation with him upon miscellaneous subjects. A letter from my Father together with a Sonnet by him to the Cock. I cannot but say that I think his Letters are degenerating into Sermons and that he is as usual missing my character.1 Read Blackstone and Copied from Howe’s Lecture as usual and read a smart debate reported in the Intelligencer in relation to a resolution moved by the Manufacturing Committee (so called). Evening at the Moot Court and heard an argument. Afterwards Supper at the Exchange with Richardson and Conversation.


Continuing to argue that CFA should get up at five or six o’clock in the morning, JQA enclosed an original “Sonnet to Chanticleer,” that symbol of early rising, which was proudly displayed on his seal (JQA to CFA, 31 Dec. 1827, Adams Papers).