Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 7

Wednesday 24th.

Friday. 26th.

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Thursday 25th.

Morning clear and weather much warmer than it has been. I divided my time in part devoting it to Livy and in part to writing. At eleven o’clock, there was by appointment a meeting held of the Supervisors of the Adams Temple and School Fund. Mr. T. Greenleaf, Mr. Miller, Mr. G. W. Beale and my father present. Principal subject, the disposal of the lots on the Hancock lot as it is called. A valuation was put upon them but so high as to render further improvement not immediately probable. It was however agreed to have the plan marked off upon the 79lot and also to open the road upon a corresponding opening being made of the cross road on my father’s land. This is very well. I can now proceed in my plan with more system and energy. After some other slight details were executed the meeting was dissolved, and my father, with my Wife, Elizabeth C. Adams and myself went into town, all of us but Elizabeth on invitation to dine with Mrs. Frothingham. I seized an extra moment to go to the Office before dinner, and returned. There were only Mr. Brooks, Edward and Gorham besides ourselves. Tolerably pleasant, and home, by seven. But from some cause or other we were extraordinarily fatigued, and after a few minutes of writing I was glad to get to bed.