Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 4

Sunday. 12th.

Tuesday. 14th.

Monday. 13th. CFA


Monday. 13th. CFA
Monday. 13th.

Fine morning and clear, warm day. I went to town and was engaged during the morning in my usual manner. Nothing of particular consequence took place. Finished the book of Major Hordynski upon Poland. I think I have gained a good deal of information as to the detail of military operations during the war, and a general notion of the causes and consequences of the struggle. This author does not seem at all to comprehend the real motives of action in any party. He limits himself to that which would probably interest his readers while it is more convenient to himself. I never thought that Poland could stand alone against Russia. My only real wonder is that France, who knew that a war with her was impending, did not assist her.

Dined at the Tremont House and from thence to the Boylston Market to meet a Committee upon Rents and Leases; which Committee took up the Afternoon. I returned to Quincy and passed a quiet evening. Mr. T. Greenleaf and Miss Greenleaf paid a visit.