Prayers, recitation, Say, Exhibition day, my part,1
George, Company parade, visit President Kirkland, Officers, Collation at
Cunningham’s, retire early.
1. CFA, Nathaniel James Lord, and Allyne Otis had assigned parts in a conference on
“Internal Improvements, Commerce, and Manufactures, as Objects of National Policy”
(Records of the College Faculty, 10:85–86, Harvard Archives). CFA argued that
“Internal improvements form the van in the march of Freedom as the ease of
communication and extension of knowledge which they afford are the primary objects
of destruction with despots.” See two copies of his “Internal Improvement as an
Object of National Policy,” Adams Papers,
Microfilms, Reel Nos. 55 and 469. Benjamin Waterhouse reported that CFA “did
credit to himself” (Waterhouse to JQA, 26 April 1825, Adams Papers), and Anne Royall wrote that “The modest youth was
overwhelmed with applause” (Mrs. Royall to JA, 29 April 1825, Adams Papers).