Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 4

Wednesday. 16th.

Friday. 18th.

Thursday. 17th. CFA


Thursday. 17th. CFA
Thursday. 17th.

The child has been suffering very much all day and gives us again a great deal of anxiety. I continued working upon my Catalogue. Then to the Office. I do not know how I passed my time. All I know is that it went very fast. Took a walk to Charlestown with Mr. Peabody. Mr. Beale called in about the affairs of Mrs. Adams children. His conversation seemed to me very conclusive upon the course which I think ought to be pursued. Certainly Mrs. Adams ought not herself to be the Guardian. Yet I shall say or do nothing about it.

Afternoon, rode to Quincy with my Wife. The Country has put on a very different face since I was last there. I looked through the Garden and found that we were likely to have a much neater place there than we had ever had heretofore. Indeed the place has I think been materially improved. We walked up and paid a short visit to Mrs. Adams who does not seem to gain courage. Returned home to tea. Quiet evening. Finished Corneille’s Cid and the Comments upon it. A very restless night for the child.