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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1861

Wednesday 16th

16 January 1861

Friday 18th

18 January 1861
17 January 1861
Thursday 17th

I am trying to prepare the materials for a speech at the proper time, but it is very difficult to get any leisure for it. Though the skeleton of it is in mind I do not yet succeed in committing it to paper, At the House the same debate, but a little more dull. Mr Gurley, General Ashley, Mr Anderson of Missouri and others made hour speeches. The indifference of the great majority shows clearly enough that speaking is not the panacea for the present discontents. I had Mr Lars Anderson of Cincinnati to dine with me. He is the brother of Major Anderson and has just been on a visit to him. He describes the state of things at Charleston as quite revolutionary.54

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Charles Francis Adams, Sr., [date of entry], diary, in Charles Francis Adams, Sr.: The Civil War Diaries (Unverified Transcriptions). Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2015. http://www.masshist.org/publications/cfa-civil-war/view?id=DCA61d017