Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 7

Wednesday. March 1.

Friday. 3d.

Thursday. March 2. CFA


Thursday. March 2. CFA
Thursday. March 2.

Cold but milder. I went to the Office and passed a short time there only inasmuch as I was very busy in getting together materials and company for a dinner to Mr. Curtis who came in town from New York and called to see us yesterday. I succeeded notwithstanding in bringing up my arrears of Diary and in doing up all the business I had to do, as well as in taking a walk with Mr. Walsh.

Mr. Curtis, Mr. Brooks, Governor Everett, I. P. Davis and Edward Brooks dined with us and we had on the whole a pleasant time. But what with one thing and what with another, entertaining is a laborious and disagreeable business. The anxiety respecting every thing doing well is too great.

The company left in time for us to go to the play.1 Miss Tree as Lady Teazle. I thought her performance a good one but not so striking as some. Barry did tolerably well as Joseph, and Hield made a pretty clever Charles. Johnson as Sir Peter, reminded me too much of his vulgar characters. The piece itself is always striking. Afterpiece, the Ransom.2 Miss Tree as Pauline.


Sheridan’s School for Scandal.


“A trifle from the French,” based on an anecdote of Montesquieu (Odell, Annals N.Y. Stage , 4:121, 139).