Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 4

Friday. 13th.

Sunday. 15th.

Saturday 14th. CFA


Saturday 14th. CFA
Saturday 14th.

Morning fine. I went to the Office as usual. But I can give no very good account of the disposal of my time. Mr. Curtis called and paid me my Fees for a considerable portion of all the Law business I did last year. Little or nothing of any consequence besides. Next week I must turn over a new leaf. Took a walk before returning home.

Mr. Davis and E. Blake dined with me and we had a very pleasant time. It consumed so large a portion of my Afternoon however that I did nothing except finish the Dedication to Stigliz and the Preface to the Rhetorical Works. On the whole my day cannot be said to have been a very profitable one, but I have of late discovered that I have hardly seen company enough. And that in order to keep up the proper quantity of social feeling I ought to devote at least one day in the week to it.

Read a little to my Wife in the evening but not much as we finished the Scotsman’s Tale and had nothing else to go on with. I afterwards began writing a letter to my father but had only time enough to finish one page. Somehow my facility of letter writing is 221decreasing from want of practice. Finished the Evening with the Spectators.