Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 4

Monday. 29th.

Wednesday. 31st.

Tuesday. 30th. CFA


Tuesday. 30th. CFA
Tuesday. 30th.

Morning cool and pleasant. I wasted my hour this day in lounging and Conversation with my Wife. Then to the Office where I did not stay long. Having seen Col. White at the Tremont House and he having invited me to call on him there, I felt it incumbent upon me to go and pay my Devoirs. He not being at home, I thought I would leave Cards both for him and his Wife.1 Thence I went to the Athe-124naeum and lounged an Hour in the Gallery with some acquaintances I had picked up. The time went beyond calculation, so that I found it the proper Hour for Tremont House.

Returned home as usual and sat down to a review of the Orations to see if I have omitted any thing. I find I have studied them so thoroughly as to go on quite fast, reading thirty pages today. But my time is on the whole not so thoroughly employed. Evening with my Wife very quiet. Read an Essay of Bacon’s on Boldness and the Spectator.


Joseph M. White, delegate from Florida Territory, with his wife was staying at the Tremont House and attended the Harvard commencement (JQA, Diary, 31 Aug., 2 Sept.).