Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 2

Monday. 16th.

Wednesday. 18th.

Tuesday. 17th. CFA


Tuesday. 17th. CFA
Tuesday. 17th.

Morning at the Office. Went into the Supreme Court to hear an argument on a motion for a new trial in the case of the Ship Panther. This vessel being under insurance for two years or until her return to Boston, fell over the Salem Railway where she put in to repair instead of coming into Boston. The Jury had found for the Plaintiff, Ellery. This was a motion because the finding of the Jury was contrary to Evidence. Mr. Saltonstall and Mr. Webster in support of the motion, Mr. C. G. Loring and Mr. Hubbard against it.1 My own impressions were with the latter party. The trial occupied all day. Evening, Bacon’s Novum Organon. Wrote and sent a letter to my father.


The case was that of John S. Ellery v. The New England Insurance Company (8 Pickering 13). The lawyers were Leverett Saltonstall (1783–1845), Daniel Webster, Charles Greeley Loring (1794–1868), and Samuel Hubbard (1785–1847).