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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1861

Friday 15th

15 March 1861

Sunday 17th

17 March 1861
16 March 1861
Saturday 16th

A heavier snow than I have seen this winter. I was not dressed when the first man appeared to get my support for an office, and from that time a continuous string poured in until one o’clock, when I refused to admit any more in order to give me time to go down into town and attend to some business. The afternoon was passed in writing letters sending off the petitions—so that I had not a moment to attend to my private affairs. It is clear that I have gained nothing by my removal in regard to leisure.

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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=DCA61d075