Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 4

Friday. 6th.

Sunday 8th.

Saturday. 7th. CFA


Saturday. 7th. CFA
Saturday. 7th.

Fine morning. Engaged at my Office in writing my Diary which has fallen behind hand and finishing the Draughts of Leases which I had made for Quincy. At Noon I attended a Stock Sale but purchased nothing. I afterwards made a Contract however with Mr. Brooks who had more than he wanted, for some Shares in the Union Bank for T. B. Adams. This purchase strips me of every thing I have in every capacity. But it is an object to get through with the business of discharging those children1 at all events. I took a walk as usual.

In the afternoon I read my usual quantities of Spanish and Italian. But wasted the Evening excepting that I resumed the reading of the Bible to my Wife which had been some time interrupted. Received this morning a short but kind letter from my father.2 Nothing else material.


That is, the claims of TBA’s children.


30 March (Adams Papers). For the letter see entry for 13 March, above.