Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 4

Wednesday. 25th.

Friday. 27th.

Thursday. 26th. CFA


Thursday. 26th. CFA
Thursday. 26th.

Morning cold with a cloud of mist from the sea. I went to town notwithstanding for the purpose of giving directions in regard to the House, and also to see if I could discover any trace of my father. My time was taken up in running about after workmen, as I am without an Office boy, so that I had little at my own disposal. Found at Mr. 336Brooks that Mr. Everett and family had arrived but that my father had gone up the river. Further I could not discover any thing.

Returned to Quincy and had just sat down to my usual lesson of Seneca upon happy life, when my father drove up in the Stage.1 The rest of the day was passed in conversation. I think he looks very well but after the very flattering accounts not in such full health as I expected. Quiet evening at home.


JQA wrote in a letter to JA2 a full account of his trip from Philadelphia to Quincy by way of Hoboken and up the Hudson to Poughkeepsie (stopping overnight with the de Windt’s at Fishkill Landing), whence he proceeded by stage via Hartford (27 July, Adams Papers). His journal entries covering the period of the journey are printed in MHS, Procs., 2d ser., 19 (1905):527–534.