Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 7

Friday 17th.

Sunday 19th.

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Saturday 18th.

Mild weather. The snow is rapidly disappearing under the present atmosphere, but I did not feel competent to leaving town for Quincy this morning. My time at the Office was not very usefully spent. I have now got through the greater part of my work and must create some. Alpheus Spear from Quincy with his Rent the only interruption. Worried about Mr. Johnson, must do something with his money on all accounts. Tried to get some exchange today but could not.


Home to read Herodotus. Afternoon, looked over Gallatin’s Report1 and finished the notice of my Mother, so that now I propose to turn my whole attention to drawing up an essay upon the currency. I began upon it this very evening after reading from Mrs. Jamieson characteristics of women to my Wife, rather a superficial book.2


Considerations on the Currency. See above, entry for 28 Dec. 1836.


Mrs. Anna Murphy Jameson, Characteristics of Women, 2 vols., London, 1836.