Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 7

Saturday. 10th.

Monday. 12th.

Sunday. 11th. CFA


Sunday. 11th. CFA
Sunday. 11th.

Mild, beautiful weather. I was occupied this morning in examining a series of coins procured for me from the East Indies through the kindness of P. C. Brooks Jr. Many of them are valuable as well from their age and origin as from their nature.1

Attended divine service and heard Mr. Frothingham. Luke 1. 59.62. A text of four verses too long to transcribe, but relating to the naming of John the Baptist, and the subject was the importance of the association of ideas with names illustrated by calling death the king of terrors &ca. Mr. Walsh walked an dined with me. Afternoon Luke 18. 1. “And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray and not to faint.” The utility and necessity of prayer as a support to the character.

I afterwards read a Discourse of Dr. Barrow. Ephesians 4. 5. “One Lord,” upon the name of our Lord given to the Saviour and the reasons why it should be particularly his. Evening, Mr. and Mrs. Ignatius Sargent came in and passed an hour in conversation. Nothing new.


On CFA as a coin collector and on his interest in numismatics, see vol. 6:xii–xiv and Marc Friedlaender, “Charles Francis Adams, Numismatist ...,” MHS, Procs., 86 (1974):3–27.