Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 4

Thursday. 14th.

Saturday. 16th.

Friday. 15th. CFA


Friday. 15th. CFA
Friday. 15th.

Morning cloudy but afterwards exceedingly warm. The morning was passed in investigations for the benefit of my subject. The quantity of matter it leads me to read and look over would seem to be somewhat of a discouragement. But I hope it will have a tendency to fix in my mind the whole of a very important period when a contest was going on having a very great influence upon subsequent events.

At ten I went into Boston in the Carriage with my Mother and Wife. We stopped at Mrs. Frothingham’s, and from thence I went with the former to the Gallery of the Athenaeum, where after some time the latter joined us. I afterwards went to the Office where my time 315was taken up by a visit from Mr. T. Davis which I was obliged to cut short much sooner than I wished. Returned directly and we started from the Athenaeum to Quincy. A hot ride.

I spent the afternoon in reading Vaughan without however making a great deal of progress. Warm evening.