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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1861

2 February 1861
Saturday 2d.

The newspapers have got it that there has been a difference between Mr Sumner and myself in regard to the measures to be urged upon the House. This is not quite true. Our difficulty has been already stated in this Diary. It grew out of the application to the Legislature to seen commissioners to the meeting to be held here next Monday. Mr Train came and spoke to me about it this morning, and said that Mr Sumner was much excited and in answer to a telegraph of inquiry as to his opinion had replied stimulating opposition to it. Mr Alley on the other hand had sent word in reply to Mr Claflin’s question whether the delegation remained of the same mind, that it did. So that this conflict is transferred to mind of Massachusetts, where it does not amount to much. I trust that in this way it will evaporate. We discussed today a bill for raising a new loan of twenty five millions of dollars and also the Chiriqui grant in the deficiency bill. I felt languid and indifferent. Adjourned at four o’ clock. My cold still troubles me. A quiet dinner for once and busy evening despatching speeches.

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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=DCA61d033