Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 4

Tuesday. 8th.

Thursday. 10th.

Wednesday. 9th. CFA


Wednesday. 9th. CFA
Wednesday. 9th.

Morning at the Office. Weather fine. Before I had completed my daily Diary, I was interrupted, and the visits of different persons continued throughout the day. Mr. Noah Curtis, the Parish Treasurer of Quincy called to pay the Note which my father held against them, from my Grandfather’s Estate.1 I was obliged to return home to obtain it, and was then paid in full. This with the sum from the Fire and 6Marine will make almost enough to pay Miss A. S. Adams.2 The Fire and Marine however again pay no Dividend. A wretched concern. My other visitors were my Carpenter Mr. Ayer, about some little repairs to be done on Mr. Gulliver’s house. Mr. Hurlbert, the Tenant of the Store about Mr. Welsh’s Room which he made an offer for, that I could not accept. Then Mr. Peabody with whom I took a walk to the sale of the Furniture under the care of the New England Society.3 It was poor. Returned home.

Afternoon employed in finishing the Oration for Caecina and read a large part of that for the Manilian Law. This is a famous Panegyric. But perhaps Hortensius was right and Cicero wrong. In the evening, visits from Mr. Jo. Angier and Edmd. Quincy. A pleasant Supper enough but I did nothing after it excepting to read the Spectator.


The sum received was $1,436.38. CFA to JQA, 9 March (LbC, Adams Papers).


The legacy to Abigail S. Adams from her grandfather payable at her marriage amounted to $3,125. CFA to JQA, 28 Feb. (LbC, Adams Papers).


The sale took place at 9 o’clock at Market Hall (Boston Daily Advertiser, 9 March, p. 3, col. 4).