Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 7

Thursday. 24th.

Saturday 26th.

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Friday. 25th.

Morning clear and pleasant. I went to the Office. Thence to read the papers which still continue to give doubtful accounts of the Election. Accounts which are not very encouraging. I must do as well as I can. Mr. Walsh came in and talked. The money pressure is very great and promises for aught I see to continue a good while. Received a letter from my Mother1 which appeared to be in very good spirits.

Home Livy. Afternoon reading Grahame and a book half Novel half Journey called the Desultory Man.2 On the whole I spend my time very unprofitably with the exception perhaps of the half hour I devote 137to the instruction of my child Louisa, which gives me pleasure. Evening passed partly with my Wife and partly in reading Grahame. Mr. Walsh dined with me and consumed a large slice of the afternoon.


Probably an unintended repetition from the preceding entry.


G. P. R. James, The Desultory Man, 2 vols., N.Y., 1836.