Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 2

September 1828. Monday. 1st.

Wednesday 3rd.

Tuesday. 2nd. CFA


Tuesday. 2nd. CFA
Tuesday. 2nd.

After breakfast, went to the Office much earlier than usual. Sat down to read a little of Chitty on Contracts1 but was interrupted by the entrance of Richardson and my cousin T. B. Adams who passed an hour with me. The weather has changed at last and now gives us damp and showery moments. Afternoon passed quietly at the Office looking over some of the practical parts of the law. Thomas B. Adams called at five, and rode out with me to Quincy. Found the family as usual. Mr. Frye returned from Maine. The news from my Mother is not of the pleasantest and I am afraid my letter of the 23rd has not been calculated to improve it.2 Conversation with John and Thomas in the evening.


Joseph Chitty Jr., A Practical Treatise on the Law of Contracts, Not under Seal, London, 1826.


CFA’s letter of 23 August is missing. LCA, it was reported from Washington, had “erisypelas or inflammation of the head pressing on the brain, and also on the heart” (CFA to Abigail B. Brooks, 18 Sept. 1828, Adams Papers).