Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 7

Sunday. 15th.

Tuesday 17th.

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Monday 16th.

This was a warm and pleasant day very different from the Autumn weather of this latitude which though fine is commonly colder. I remained at home much occupied even in personal labour in setting raspberry vines and strawberries as well as in raking off the level in the front and sides of my House. This is the process necessary to go through in order to attain a good surface for grass, but it is laborious. Thus went the day excepting a short time passed in giving the last stroke to my Lecture, which I submitted to the ladies by reading it aloud in the evening, and as they pronounced that the interest was well sustained I felt quite easy respecting this and go on with renewed courage to the other.