Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 7

Monday. 18th.

Wednesday. 20th.

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Tuesday 19th.

Cloudy with drops of rain, but it cleared afterwards. I went to town. Time taken up very much, partly in accounts and partly in visitors. Mr. Everett came in and talked a little while. He spoke of the Treasury measures with approbation in which I could not join him. We had a sort of an argument which was interrupted by Mr. Whiting my Mason who came in with his account. I could not then look it over but paid him on account a little until I should be able to do so. J. Q. Adams and Joseph came in for a moment, after whom Mr. Sayer with whom I settled in full for his furniture. Thus I had only time enough left for a hasty visit to Mr. Brooks to consult him upon Mr. Stanwood’s business, and to the House on some orders. Then home.

Afternoon at the house where nobody is now working excepting Kirk and I have set him upon the drain. I came back so as to save a little time and read a portion of the pamphlet upon Texas very opportunely sent me by my father.1 Loto with the children. After which I wrote somewhat upon the Currency. My mother has been unwell in her room for a day or two.


The author and title of the pamphlet are unknown to the editors. Presumably, it is among the bound collection of 15 pamphlets and tracts 1836–1837, relating to the annexation of Texas now at MQA (shelf mark 644.13).