Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 7

Tuesday. 4th.

Thursday 6th.

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Wednesday. 5th.

I went down to the Office early for the purpose of meeting Mr. Spear who had come yesterday from Quincy without success. He was at the Office when I got there, and we spent a large part of the morning in going over the Accounts of the whole year. He also took the money for the bricks which had been furnished, and I set off the Note held against him, so that we came out pretty nearly even, and I felt relieved by the settlement as it had been upon my mind. I then busied myself in collecting the funds due upon the beginning of this month, which I succeeded in doing but it took the time until dinner.

Home late and no Greek. This is the season of the year when my studies begin to be irregular. Afternoon, Burnet, some of Plutarch and Wieland’s Agathon which is certainly a very fascinating book. The style is flowing and the action rapid, while there is a large admixture of learning and philosophy which gives dignity to its otherwise merely novel species of composition. Evening at home. Continued reading Moore and afterwards, writing for an exercise.