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Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0002-0012-0027

Author: CFA
Date: 1826-10-27

27. VIII:45.1

Morning, third day’s races with John, and my Mother, Elisa White, ride, evening with the family.
1. From D/CFA/1.

Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0002-0012-0028

Author: CFA
Date: 1826-10-28

[28 October.]1

Mr. S[ergeant] left us on Saturday the 28th. and we returned [to] our quiet habits.
1. From D/CFA/5.

Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0002-0012-0029

Author: CFA
Date: 1826-10-29

29. VIII.1

Morning at home, letter to Richardson,2 miscellaneous reading, ride with John, evening with the family.
1. From D/CFA/1.
2. Missing.

Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0002-0012-0030

Author: CFA
Date: 1826-10-30

30. VIII.

Morning at home, Mitford’s Greece, Plutarch, recommence study, evening, billiards, with the family.

Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0002-0012-0031

Author: CFA
Date: 1826-10-31

31. VIII:30.

Morning at home, Mitford’s Greece, Plutarch, Maltebrun, Geography, evening, a walk, and the family.

Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0002-0013-0001

Author: CFA
Date: 1826-11-01

November. 1826. Wednesday. 1. VIII.

Morning at home, Mitford’s Greece, Plutarch’s Lives, Memoirs of Lord Melcomb,1 evening with the family, Cards.
1. The Diary of the Late George Bubb Dodington, Baron of Melcombe Regis, from March 8, 1748 to February 6, 1761, Salisbury, 1784.

Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0002-0013-0002

Author: CFA
Date: 1826-11-02

2. VIII:10.

Morning at home, Mitford’s Greece, Plutarch, Bubb Doddington, Lord Melcomb, evening, dull at home.

Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0002-0013-0003

Author: CFA
Date: 1826-11-03

[3 November.]1

On Friday the 3d of November, I dined at Mr. Clay’s with the Corps Diplomatique. He always invites my brother and myself on that occasion. The dinner was rather dull as I sat next to Mr. Arroyo,2 and Daniel Brent.
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I have nothing to say for the rest of the month. It passed as quietly as they generally do when we have no Congress to annoy us. It passed with me in the prosecution of my studies, and in the gratification of feeling the progress which I was making. Such a life is the one eminently suited to me. But it seems to have met with the disapprobation of the family and I must resign it pro tempore. I do not believe that I am doing right.3
1. From D/CFA/5. CFA spent the morning at home reading Mitford’s Greece, Plutarch, and Bubb Dodington (D/CFA/1).
2. Don T. Miguel Arroyo, of the Mexican legation (Mass. Register, 1826, p. 215).
3. JQA disapproved of his son’s aimless and indolent life. Some weeks before he had urged CFA not “to linger through his days in torpid inaction or to depend upon anyone but himself for his future support, and his condition in the world” (JQA to CFA, 15 Sept. 1826, Adams Papers).
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