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Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0004-0006-0026

Author: CFA
Date: 1828-06-26

Thursday. 26th.

It was cold and I had no object to rise early. Morning at the Office { 251 } where I accomplished a great deal of Kent. Did not go to see Abby and she went out of town. Thought much upon the subject without any profitable result. Afternoon, some Executive Record, and a Walk. Evening, commenced Cicero’s Oration for Roscius of Ameria, with which I was much pleased, and read two of Mr. Clay’s Speeches.

Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0004-0006-0027

Author: CFA
Date: 1828-06-27

Friday 27th.

Morning at the Office. Read a little of Kent’s book but I find I know almost as much about Law already as the book discloses. Surprised by the appearance of Richardson who has just returned from the grand tour, that is to say from New Orleans via the Falls of Niagara. I was quite glad to see him and in consideration of our meeting we agreed to dine together at the Exchange Coffee House. We had very pleasant conversation but were quite alone there. I never saw a thinner table at that house in my life. After dinner I drove out my brother George to Weston according to agreement, in order to look after the farm. After some conversation with Mr. Jones,1 the neighbour, on the subject, and making some arrangements, we returned to Boston. It was nearly ten when we arrived and the weather very damp.
1. John Jones, sometimes called “Col. Jones,” as he was lieutenant colonel of the 3d Regiment, First Brigade, Third Division of the Massachusetts Militia (Mass. Register, 1829, p. 96).

Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0004-0006-0028

Author: CFA
Date: 1828-06-28

Saturday. 28th.

Wrote a letter to my Mother in the morning1 which by reason of the heat and dearth of subject, consumed almost all of it. Not having received any letters from her lately, I am fearful something is the matter. Rode out at one o’clock with George to Medford to dine. Found Mr. Everett and Wadsworth2 who with the family made up the number at dinner. Abby was much hurt with my absenting myself on Thursday and treated me a little coldly. We had an explanation afterwards and I regretted the effects of a foolish pride. George went away after tea and we passed the evening in Conversation.
1. Missing.
2. Either James Wadsworth (1768–1844), the wealthy owner of the town of Geneseo, in New York, or his brother, William Wadsworth (1732–1833), a major general in the New York state militia (Henry Greenleaf Pearson, James S. Wadsworth of Geneseo, N.Y., 1913, p. 13).

Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0004-0006-0029

Author: CFA
Date: 1828-06-29

Sunday 29th.

The weather exceedingly warm. Went to Meeting in the morning { 252 } and heard somebody preach a very commonplace Sermon. I could not distinctly remember who the person was. In the afternoon we had a thunder shower but without relieving the air materially. I slept during a portion of it. Evening, a short walk with Abby. Passed an extremely pleasant day.
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2016.