Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 7

Monday. 13th.

Wednesday. 15th.

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Tuesday. 14th.

Morning clear and cool. I went to the Office and was occupied in the arrears of Diary which now require something of an exertion. Mr. Walsh came in and talked and we afterwards made something of a walk. He seemed much depressed and I think with reason. I should be glad to assist him in any way but my power is feeble. I see by the Advocate of this morning that Mr. Hallett has got home. I am glad of this for it renders unnecessary all further interviews about the paper.

Home. Homer in which I now make progress. My wife has been quite unwell for some time. Afternoon, reading Burnet and Forster. The account of William the 3d. and his court is very interesting. I have not much acquaintance with his reign, but the more I see of it, the more am I satisfied that he was a very great man.

Evening out to hear Mr. Russel at a Concert, at the Masonic Temple. He sung well, and very much in a style of his own. His voice is a fine toned bass, and he puts action into his singing, which gives it effect. He wanted but one thing more to make his singing equal my conception of the best, which was expression in his countenance. On the whole I was much better pleased than I expected. Returned home by nine. My Wife did not go.