Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 7

Sunday. 25th.

Tuesday. 27th.

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Monday 26th.

A heavy southerly rain very warm until evening when it became cold. I went to the Office and was occupied in Diary and Accounts when Mr. Hallett came in. His object appeared to be to talk of A. H. Everett. He has become very impatient under his unreasonable claims, says that he sets his Note so high, nothing can be done for him. And he proposes to remedy his absence from Washington by moving into town, in such case moving from the District in a way not a whit less objectionable. I told him I regretted having given any advice at all and meant if possible to withdraw it. Mr. Hallett is going to Washington himself, and appeared to come to me for the purpose of getting some recommendation. But I had none to give. I will see him again however before he goes.

Home. Livy. Afternoon, reading Voltaire, article Education in the Encyclopedia or Dictionary collected by him, and something in Bacon besides German. Evening at home, reading to my Wife after which I set to writing, and wrote fluently.