Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 7

Sunday. 5th.

Tuesday 7th.

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Monday. 6th.

Morning fine. At the office, then to attend a Meeting of Stockholders of the Suffolk Insurance Company for the purpose of diminishing their capital. This is under a proposition of Mr. Perkins the President, who was not there to sustain it, being confined by sickness at home. It was advocated by Mr. Savage and opposed by Mr. W. Sturgis and myself. In conclusion, voted to postpone for a fortnight in order to hear the opinions of the President.

Diary and Accounts as usual. Home. Livy, finished the forty second book. Afternoon, Burnet and looked into Chateaubriand’s Itineraire.1 Finished the first volume of Forster’s Travels. His account of Brussels is quite interesting.

In the evening I went up to the Boylston Market Association to the annual Meeting of the Proprietors. I was the only Stockholder present out of the direction. The accounts were submitted and appeared quite 180favourable. Nothing material was done and after the usual organization I retired. Home where I began the biography of Lucien Bonaparte.2 Was struck with one anecdote of Napoleon’s refusing to go to Paris under Robespierre. Writing.

1.

François Auguste René, Vicomte de Chateaubriand, Itinéraire de Paris à Jérusalem, 2 vols., Paris, 1812.

2.

Charles Lucien Jules Laurent Bonaparte, Memoirs, N.Y., 1836.