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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1861

Friday 8th

8 February 1861

Sunday 10th

10 February 1861
9 February 1861
Saturday 9th

I had this morning a formal visit from the delegates of Massachusetts. They spent fifteen or twenty minutes in conversation upon general matters, and then departed. They are all good, practical men, and although on the rigid side of our politics are not blinded by passion, or prejudice. Their arrival takes off from us all the pressure of the struggle. Their visit made me late at the capitol, where there was a continuation of the debate, in which Mr Hutchins of Ohio entangled the delegation in a debate on local politics, which Mr Cox his colleague enjoyed if nobody else did. Dined with Mr Sanford and a small party consisting of Messr Mercier, the French Minister, Mr Schleiden, Mr Clay, Mr Hunter of the state Departments, Messr Corwin, Burlingame, Aspinwall, Astor and myself. conversation not material.69

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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=DCA61d040