Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 2

Wednesday. 19th.

Friday. 21st.

Thursday. 20th. CFA


Thursday. 20th. CFA
Thursday. 20th.

Morning, Greek Philosophy, then to the Office. Letter from my Mother in better spirits although she speaks discouragingly about the election.1 Read Blackstone and went out with Mr. Brooks to Medford. He carried out with him two trees of a size to set out. They looked singularly and troubled him because he thought I was ashamed of them. I was rather amused than otherwise. The family all well. Abby pleasant. Quiet evening with them all.


LCA wrote: “the aspect of things in New York is very bad for us but if they run Peter B. Porter [for governor] there may be some chance” (LCA to CFA, 13 Mar. 1828, Adams Papers). The Adams men chose Judge Smith Thompson as their candidate; for the election results see entry for 12 Nov., and note, below.