Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 7

Friday. 16th.

Sunday. 18th.

Saturday. 17th. CFA Saturday. 17th. CFA
Saturday. 17th.

Morning cold and cloudy, with fog and mist through the day. I passed some time in a walk to the Village on business matters. First, calling at Mr. Brigham’s as well about my glass as the Note that remains due from the Canal. It seems he has been unable to supply my 263order, and he wished me to see whether such glass as had been sent would answer. I thought not as I wished that below to be good. He paid me a portion of the Note and I went with it immediately to the Quincy Stone Bank for the purpose of redeeming my father’s Note due on this day. This business arranged I returned home.

Read fifty lines of Homer as usual, and attempted to write but without success. The Quincy Patriot has my little article which fills up a side respectably with the theological dissertations of the clergy.1 Afternoon, Humboldt and Wieland. It was so cold that I was glad to be in the parlour, close to a good fire much of my time.


“Calm Thoughts Upon Our Money Affairs,” signed “A.,” occupied cols. 4–5 of p. 2, Quincy Patriot, 17 June 1837. It was preceded by articles entitled “Scripture Exposition” and “Biblical Illustrations.” At the outset Adams wrote, “I ... find it so difficult to suit partisan newspapers that I have given up the attempt to write for them. Your paper seems to be quiet, impartial, and well disposed to receive the truth from whatever quarter it may come.”