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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1861

Tuesday 5th

5 March 1861

CFA's date as writtn here.

7 March 1861
6 March 1861
Wednesday 6th

Blustering and cold with clouds of dust making all outdoor movement very uncomfortable. I walked nevertheless nearly to the capitol to pay some accounts and in general to prepare for departure. Mr Charles Hale called to ask me to accompany him to the Secretary of State’s which I agreed to do tomorrow. The customary number of visiters soliciting support for office. The scramble for office is pitiful. I was engaged today in preparing and forwarding to the respective Departments my petitions for changes in my District In the evening we had Mrs John Adams, Mrs Wise, with Elizabeth Adams; and Mr and Mrs Cutts came in and spent an hour. My son John and Miss Crowninshield went off home with her Brother today. She has not enjoyed herself here in this bustle and noise.

Cite web page as:

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=DCA61d065