Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 2

6 July.

8 July.

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7 July.

On Friday we travelled to Baltimore together and made the shortest passage ever known by our Captain. The whole distance having been accomplished in about eleven hours and three quarters. We received the news of the death of Mr. Jefferson at Frenchtown.

We found nothing to amuse us at Baltimore during the evening. Linnöus Smith was there and prosed for an hour or two.1 I think he has grown dull by his sickness.

1.

Smith was a member of the Department of State staff. They prosed over a mint julep (D/CFA/1.).