Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 4


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Charles Francis Adams, 1829–1832
1829 Sept. 4 “Established as a married man in Boston,” residing at 3 Hancock Avenue and occupying a law office at 23 Court Street.
1829 13 Begins to worship regularly at the First Church, Chauncy Place.
1829 Oct. 25 Attends the dedication of the memorial to John and Abigail Adams that John Quincy Adams had caused to be erected within the Adams Temple in Quincy.
1829 Nov. 24 Assists JQA in effecting the reburial of GWA’s remains in the Adams family vault in the First Church burying ground, Quincy.
1829 25 Receives from JQA by transfer his proprietor’s share in the Boston Athenaeum.
1829 Dec. 13 Begins to read in JA’s MS diaries and papers.
1830 Jan. 2 Speaks on the question of Indian removal at the Private Debating Society, Boston.
1830 Feb. 1 Elected a director of the Middlesex Canal Company.
1830 20 His essay on Eloquence is published in the Massachusetts Journal.
1830 21 His mother-in-law, Mrs. Peter Chardon Brooks, dies after a long illness; his tribute to her is published anonymously in the Columbian Centinel three days later.
1830 May 26 His article “The Next Presidency” is adapted and used as an editorial in the Boston Patriot.
1830 June-July Three articles by him signed “A Calm Observer” opposing a grant of municipal funds for the construction of railroads are published in the Boston Patriot.
1830 Sept. 10 A second daughter is born to JA2 and christened Georgeanna Frances, adapted from the names of her uncles.
1830 16 Reads and disagrees strongly with the proposal published in the Boston Courier that JQA be elected to Congress as representative of the Plymouth District.
1830 Oct. 12 Completes the catalogue of JQA’s library which he had undertaken along with JQA on 16 June.
1830 21 His article supporting the National Republican candidate for representative in Congress from Boston is published in the Boston Courier, signed “A.”
1830 Nov. 1 JQA is elected to the 22d Congress.
1831 Jan. His essay-review of James Grahame’s History of the United States, written in April 1830, is published in the North American Review , in payment for which he receives $21.
1831 March Is admitted as an attorney at the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts.
1831 May Three communications by him signed “Cimon” analyzing the background of “The Resignation of the Cabinet” appear in the Boston Patriot. Goes with ABA to live at the Old House in Quincy with his parents for two months, and begins the task of sorting and arranging JA’s papers.
1831 August Despite his efforts of more than a year to prevent the appearance of a pamphlet making public the facts of GWA’s relations with Eliza Dolph, Report of a Trial is published.
1831 13 His first child, a daughter, is born at Boston and in October is christened Louisa Catherine (LCA2).
1831 Sept. 2 Defends JQA against the attacks of Joseph T. Buckingham in a letter signed “A Looker On” in the Boston Patriot.
1831 15 To relieve ABA of household responsibilities during her recuperation, takes family to Quincy for a month.
1831 19 Takes under advisement JQA’s offer of the editorship of the Boston Patriot if JQA should decide to buy the paper.
1831 Dec. 5 JQA takes his seat in the House of Representatives.
1831 24, 29 Two installments signed “F” of his critique of Treasury Secretary McLane’s Report appear in the Boston Patriot.
1832 Jan. The three final installments on “The Treasury Report” are published in the Boston Daily Advertiser & Patriot following the merger of the two papers.
1832 Feb. Adds the management of JQA’s Quincy property to his responsibilities as manager of JQA’s affairs in Boston.
1832 March 13 His uncle TBA dies and is buried the next day in the Adams family vault in the First Church burying ground in Quincy.
1832 May 10 His communication signed “Q” defending JQA’s political antimasonry is published in the Boston Daily Advocate.
1832 26 Upon completion of extensive repairs to the house and garden undertaken by CFA, LCA arrives from Washington to occupy the Old House and is soon joined by CFA, his wife, and daughter, who remain until November.
1832 July At the conclusion of the 1st session of the 22d Congress JQA returns to Quincy and is soon engaged in continuing his life of JA and with CFA in bringing JA’s papers into some order.
1832 Oct. Succeeds TBA as clerk of the Adams Temple and School Fund.
1832 Nov. Serves with a committee of the Supervisors of the Fund in inventorying JA’s library, which remained in the “Office” at the Old House.
1832 7 Returns to his Boston residence with his family in anticipation of the imminent departure of JQA and LCA for Washington.
1832 Dec. Begins an active role in antimasonry with the publication in the Boston Daily Advocate of the first five of his series of articles signed “F” on “The Principles and Ground of Anti-Masonry” and “A Brief History of the Masonic Outrages in New York.”