Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 7

Monday. 15th.

Wednesday. 17th.

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Tuesday. 16th.

Morning fine. I went to the Office as usual. Time taken up a good deal in drawing Accounts. Call from I. P. Davis to inquire if I could be ready to give my Lecture next Tuesday to which I assented and glad to get it out of the way.

He talked much of the condition of the Banks and the general alarm which exists with respect to the soundness of several of them whose circulation is the most extended. We are getting into so bad a state that it is unsafe to keep a bill about one. Such is the result to which the Association has brought us. But nobody reads my Pamphlet. Hayford the Mason brought me a bill with a piteous story about drawing his former check in bills of the Commonwealth Bank. Such is the force of the experiment.

Home. Herodotus. Afternoon, I sat down in earnest to finish my Lecture which has been dragging. This took much of my time. Evening at home. Read Lockhart to my Wife whose book grows more interesting as he goes on.