Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 2

Sunday. 27th.

Tuesday 29th.

Monday. 28th. CFA


Monday. 28th. CFA
Monday. 28th.

Returned to Boston with Mr. Brooks. The morning was quite pleasant. Morning at the Office. Called at George’s Office and had some Conversation with him. He is again relapsing into his foolish notions. How difficult it is to assume new character. Read Blackstone and finished the first Volume. Copied in the afternoon from Judge Howe’s Lecture, which I hope in one more tack to finish. Took a walk with Richardson and attended Moot Court to hear a spirited debate between Chapman and Parker of which I took full Notes.1 Remainder of the evening at home.


CFA’s notes on the complicated case, which involved disputed title to a quantity of hides which a sheriff had attached, are in his Law Miscellanies (M/CFA/17, Adams Papers, Microfilms, Reel No. 311). The attorneys were Jonathan Chapman and Aurelius D. Parker.