Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 4

Thursday. 4th.

Saturday. 6th.

Friday. 5th. CFA


Friday. 5th. CFA
Friday. 5th.

Morning clear, I read Aristotle as usual for an hour and then went to the Office. My time very little interrupted, and I devoted it to copying the Bible letters, two of which and part of a third I finished. The last not being taken from the original, there appear some awkward readings. The letter was probably worn out by handling upon which George made a Copy, and this bears the mark of having subsequently been corrected by my Father. But it is copied by a boy without regard to sense or periods.1 Returned home.

Afternoon, read an act of Iphigenie and then went with My mother and Wife to Medford to see Mr. Brooks, at whose house we took Tea. They were very pleasant and very kind. Chardon Brooks and his Wife and Miss Elizabeth Phillips were the only persons present. We returned home calling on the way upon Mrs. Angier. She appeared well and quite contented. She did commit the folly against which I warned her, in the expense she laid out upon her rooms, but having got over that, it is to be hoped that the future will teach her a lesson, gradually. We returned late, and I continued Iphigenie in the Evening, and the Spectator.


CFA accurately describes the MS of the third of JQA’s Bible letters, 22 Sept. 1811 (Adams Papers).