Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 7

Friday. 13th.

Sunday 15th.

Saturday 14th. CFA


Saturday 14th. CFA
Saturday 14th.

Fine morning. I felt no inconvenience from my meal of last evening but likewise felt no inclination to renew it.

Office where my time was not a little taken up. Mr. Spear from Quincy came in and had much to say besides some little business in the way of money. While he was there several other persons came in upon various topics. It does always appear as if when I was at leisure nobody came and when engaged with one there came twenty. After he left me I went out and paid I believe nearly every bill that has been sent in to me. This relieves my mind exceedingly. The necessity for putting off tradespeople is a rare thing to me and one which is not agreeable.

Walk and home too late however to read much of Livy. Afternoon, writing and reading. Looked over Hume’s Essay upon money which appears to me admirable.1 I propose to make a few comments upon Mr. Webster’s late Speech. Evening at home. T. K. Davis came in and took tea. He had been dining out and was dull. After him, I tried to write a little.


On CFA’s copy of David Hume’s Essays and on his earlier opinion of them, see vol. 5:313, 316, 329.