Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 7

Tuesday. 29th.

December. 1836. Thursday. 1st.

Wednesday. 30th. CFA


Wednesday. 30th. CFA
Wednesday. 30th.

Pleasant day though cold. I expected to have had a very quiet time and instead of it had a most bustling one. At the Office I had not been long when Colburn and Dutton came in from Quincy, their object to raise money upon the Account for stone which they are furnishing for me. I told them I was utterly unprepared for this and knew not how to assist them upon which they made some excuses and pleaded poverty, and I was compelled to do what I could and pay in part. Mr. W. Spear very fortunately for me came in and in paying me on a settlement for wood allowed me something over what I was thus called upon for. After he was gone I felt so unwell I thought I would take a walk, and got Mr. Walsh to accompany me as far as the South bridge.

When I returned to the Office I found Mr. Robbins waiting impatiently for money. It was so late that I did not talk with him but as he said he had made an arrangement with Mr. Ayer I thought he gave up his former point and therefore procured for him a check from Mr. Brooks for the money.

Making up accounts kept me at the Office until a very late hour. I lost my Livy. Afternoon reading Grahame, but I was much distressed with a severe tightness across my chest and at the same time a pain in my head very analogous to my old head achs. I therefore went to bed earlier than usual.