Morning at home, Reeves, Beaumont and Fletcher, De Lolme,1 Meeting of Congress, J. W. Taylor, Speaker,2 evening walk.
1. CFA’s copy of J. L. De Lolme, The Constitution of England, London, 1821, is in the Stone Library
2. Representative John W. Taylor, who had previously served as Speaker of the House of
Representatives in 1820–1821, was the candidate of the Adams forces. His election
by a majority of only two, on the second ballot, was evidence of the weakness of JQA’s
supporters in the House (Bemis, JQA, 2:72–73).