Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 7

Friday. 2d.

Sunday 4th.

Saturday. 3d. CFA


Saturday. 3d. CFA
Saturday. 3d.

Another quite warm day with a high Southerly wind ending at night in a thunder storm of uncommon severity. I remained at home very quietly, excepting several visits to my House to superintend the proceedings and one short ride to the Quarries to see the stone the man proposed to furnish for me. I however did a good deal at home. Read Homer and Plutarch. Also a good deal of Wieland and excepting in the exercise of writing satisfied myself. But the truth of the matter is that my mind is not sufficiently composed for writing. I am weighed down a good deal by this undertaking of building. It enlarges upon my hands instead of lessening, and I shall not feel altogether at ease until it is over. After which I hope not again to be engaged very suddenly in the same way. Evening Conversation with my father upon various topics until late, the dangers attending the Government of the United States.