Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 7

Sunday. 3d.

Tuesday 5th.

Monday 4th. CFA


Monday 4th. CFA
Monday 4th.

Day mild with clouds. I went to the Office where I passed my time as usual. The Morning Post published my little article today and the proceedings of a meeting are given which I knew nothing of, at which resolutions of a very decisive character were passed and measures were taken for a reapplication for the hall, in the day time.1 A. H. Everett came in, and we had some talk about this matter in which I am glad to see that we find new ground to agree.

Walk and home for Louisa who went round the common with me. Read Herodotus. Afternoon busy in reading Addison’s Essay on Medals, a matter rather pretty than sound, a sort of mode of display in classical learning than a discussion of true medallic science—there are however valuable hints in it. Evening at home. Read to my Wife from Lockhart and then finishing my sheets of my Essay. The Bank Convention has met and done nothing.


On 3 Dec., in the former Supreme Court Room of the Old State House, a public meeting adopted resolutions requesting further action by the mayor and aldermen. Also a letter of protest to the mayor over the signatures of Francis Jackson, Ellis Gray Loring, and Edmund Quincy was published (Boston Morning Post, 4 Dec., p. 2, col. 2).