Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 6

Tuesday. 29th.

Thursday. October 1st.

Wednesday. 30th. CFA


Wednesday. 30th. CFA
Wednesday. 30th.

The rain was plentiful in the night but gave way to a clear and windy morning. I went into town. My time very constantly taken up in a great variety of occupation. Having received a note from Mrs. Fuller, the tenant of the House 105 Tremont Street I went up to order repairs, calling incidentally upon Sharpe to edge on his laziness to finish my cabinet. Nothing touched since I was there. He is a procrastinator and has other work to attend to. Then to the House where I gave my directions, then round by Concert Hall, where there is some french Furniture, home. My pamphlet is at last done and I took a dozen copies for distribution.1

Called upon Mr. Hallett and conversed with him for a few minutes. 232Gave him one of my Pamphlets and the draught of some Resolutions which he asked me for. He read to me one or two letters from Pennsylvania which show how the pills work there. Indeed the course of the Advocate is just now productive of its effect. The attempt to suppress it’s circulation is failing and the waves are in commotion.

Home to Quincy to dine. Afternoon taken up in putting up papers. I leave many in disorder and have not finished looking over the whole. I must do it upon days when I go out there. Miss L. C. Smith and E. C. Adams spent the day, and rode with our ladies on horseback. Quiet evening.


Thus completing the literary-political project he had begun on 23 June. The titlepage of the pamphlet is reproduced in the present volume; see also p. xvi–xvii, above.