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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1861

Saturday 26th

26 January 1861

Monday 28th

28 January 1861
27 January 1861
Sunday 27th



A beautiful sky, with unpleasant walking from the melting snow. I attended Divine service and heard Mr Hally preach. I then called with Mr Palfrey on Mr Schleiden and afterwards went with him to his room. He has told me all his wishes and his feelings. The party struggles twelve years ago have closed all his subsequent life to far that his home is painful to him. He would be glad to get any appointment that would place him out of reach. I promised to watch for something that might turn up, and to act with Sumner and the rest of the delegation in his behalf. I left him about to depart to Baltimore this evening. On reaching home I found Mr Winthrop and Mr Everett paying a visit at my house. I had a little conversation with the former about our present condition. These gentlemen have been busily at work here instigating public opinion and they are evidently for a good deal more concession than I can submit to. We had Sumner to dine, who was very full of further investigations which he had made, and which disclosed the continued prosecution of the conspiracy against us in the capital. After he went Mr Richard Cults came and spent some time. I finished my speech a little after midnight. God be praised.59

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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=DCA61d027