Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 7

Wednesday 8th.

Friday. 10th.

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Thursday. 9th.

General Jackson has published a farewell Address which strongly partakes of the character of all the papers signed in his name. There is much good principle at bottom buried up in a mass of false application, and limited views of things. The paper will have some effect upon the growth of the radical party so called, but will not have great merit as an impartial and profound document. Perhaps it will injure Mr. Van Buren’s chances of success for another term rather than aid them, for there is a division impending which it will rather accelerate than retard.

I went to the Office. Received a letter from my father respecting his affairs which contained no very agreeable news. Mr. Walsh came in and then T. K. Davis. I had a long talk with him about his project of setting up a paper in which I tried to urge him on to the undertaking. He seemed to regard the obstacles however. He may be right but faint heart ne’er won fair lady. I think something might be done.

Home late. Afternoon occupied in answering my father’s letter, copying and sending it. In the evening to a small party at Mr. Franklin Story’s. Whist. I. Sargent and wife and J. O. Sargent and wife. F. Parkman, wife and child.1 Harriet Sumner. Supper very pretty. Home.


Mrs. Story, Mrs. Ignatius Sargent, and Mrs. Francis Parkman were all nieces of Peter C. Brooks.