Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 4

Friday 3d.

Sunday. 5th.

Saturday. 4th. CFA


Saturday. 4th. CFA
Saturday. 4th.

My Wife accompanied me to Boston and thence to Charlestown to see Mr. and Mrs. Everett. We found them in tolerably good health and spirits. She was looking much better than I expected. I stayed only a minute and returned to town. I did very little however, after my arrival. A walk to the House after a book or two, with some two or three Commissions is all I could mention to account for my time. My Wife remained at Charlestown to come over with Mr. Everett. I called for her at one at Mrs. Carter’s and we reached home to dinner.

Afternoon, I read a good deal of Seneca’s Second book of benefits. As a moralist he certainly stands exceedingly high. I do not know any more pure and clear idea of Charity than that exhibited in this book, always excepting the divine commandment. Took an agreeable bath with my father at the Wharf and passed the evening quietly at home.