Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 7

Monday. 5th.

Wednesday. 7th.

Tuesday. 6th. CFA


Tuesday. 6th. CFA
Tuesday. 6th.

Morning clear and cool. I went to town, accompanied by John Quincy Adams Jr. who went with me to the Office and I finished the transaction respecting his legacy and paid him the balance due.1 I then went to my House and upon a variety of commissions which took up time. Engaged also in Accounts prior to settling day. Called to see Carey and give him directions about the Mantle pieces which he is to set up this week. At Office, calls from J. T. Kauffer and A. H. Everett. 256The first about his bill and rent which I found as usual in such cases nearly set off each other, and the last to talk. Nothing new however. Home to dinner. Afternoon spent at the house and going round upon various objects. More materials. Will there ever be any end to this? Home at last to read a little of Wieland. Evening, conversation until late. Politics.


John Quincy Adams “Jr.” (1815-1854) was a legatee under the will of JA and entitled to receive the principal of his bequest at age 21.