Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 7

Wednesday 15th.

Friday 17th.

Thursday. 16th. CFA


Thursday. 16th. CFA
Thursday. 16th.

Morning clear and mild. I went to the Office and finished the draft of the accounts of Mr. Johnson as far as I could make it. I am very much worried by his affairs just now. What with the Mortgages on one 346side and the difficulty of remittance on the other I am not very easy.1 This work being over I have now completed all the arrears which were upon hand at my Office and must seek for occupation. Home to read Herodotus.

I went to the Athenaeum to find a book or two. My head is full of plans, but as yet it seems tolerably doubtful which of them if any will be executed. Afternoon at home reading portions of Malthus and Say.2 Evening, Mr. Brooks, Mrs. J. Angier and Mr. J. H. Foster were all here. Conversation general. Afterwards I sat down deliberately to make a draft of the biography of my Mother.


CFA to T. B. Johnson, 16–21 Nov., LbC, Adams Papers.


A copy of Jean Baptiste Say’s A Treatise on Political Economy, Boston, 1824, is at MQA.