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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1861

Friday 22d

22 March 1861

Sunday 24th

24 March 1861
23 March 1861
Saturday 23d

Milder—I had my customary attendance of applicants for office, but I perceived a difference in this, that they did not bring in so many petitions. The effect was very materially to reduce the amount of my subsequent work. I was by this means enabled to despatch all this sort of business with the Departments by night time. I expected to receive some intelligence from Washington but was again disappointed. I think I must start for that place on Monday at farthest. The crowd of things to be done before I can leave is appalling. And the transfer feels like pulling up an oak by the roots.

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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=DCA61d082