Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 7

Saturday. 22d.

Monday 24th.

Sunday. 23d. CFA


Sunday. 23d. CFA
Sunday. 23d.

A very mild and pleasant day reminding us of June rather than October. I passed much time in assorting MS. papers, and am happy today to see so far as my grandmother’s letters are concerned, a termination. I think I shall be able to complete them before the day of my return to town which draws on apace.

Attended divine service all day and heard Mr. Lunt preach from 1. 119Thessalonians. 1. 5. “For our gospel came not unto you in word only but also in power.” A discourse upon the progress of the Christian Religion, quite sensible but not so interesting as many of those I have heard. The truth is that little of new can be said either upon the instruments or the means through which the Deity thought fit to communicate his will. Afternoon John 1. 46. “And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.” I had not been able to secure my nap and therefore lost most of the discourse.

Read a Sermon of Dr. Barrow’s upon the same subject and text with those read the two last Sundays and treating most especially of the imperfection of the Jewish system, all which is no doubt true. Evening quiet at home. Conversation with my father who appears not well.