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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1861

Saturday 2d.

2 March 1861

Monday 4th

4 March 1861
3 March 1861
Sunday 3d

Almost a week of unexampled warm weather. Attended Divine service, and heard a good discourse from Mr Cutler upon the nature of the times. Some reflections upon the inaction of the political men. This was probably drawn out by the effort made yesterday in the Senate to defeat our proposition of amendment on a technical rule. This was done by Mr Sumner. Then home where I continued to work steadily franking documents and writing letters. In the evening we had several persons in. The family is so large as to make the Drawing room look like a reception day. The Senate was sitting this evening and crowds went up to hear Mr Crittenden make a farewell speech.

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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=DCA61d062