Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 7

Sunday. 27th.

Tuesday. 29th.

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Monday 28th.

Morning clear with a high wind from the Northwest and cool. I have very little account to give of my day, excepting that as it was the occasion fixed upon to finish what remained to be done upon the road to my house, I was upon the spot most of the time giving directions as to the disposition I wished to be made. The men did not execute as much work as upon the previous day when I had them under the same general direction. The reason was in the greater difficulty attending the getting gravel. The wind was so high that I came in pretty well tired out and rather worse for working in such dust.

Dressed to appear in the drawing room where were some ladies. Mrs. T. B. Adams, her daughter Elizabeth, Miss Smith, and three children of Mr. Dewint, besides Col. Quincy and his Wife who came to see my house but were belated and took tea. Nothing further.