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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1861

Friday 29th

29 March 1861

Sunday 31st

31 March 1861
30 March 1861
Saturday 30th

The spring is advancing rapidly, but the winds are shockingly uncomfortable. I went to the Capitol to see about my documents at the folding room, and directed the number to be forwarded. Thence to the greenhouse but the superintendant was absent. After executing two or three more little commissions I returned home, and applied myself ot the study of Mr Campbell’s correspondence. At half past six I called to see Mrs Smith, who still continues in her old quarters. She had no news, for a wonder. Thence to Governor Seward’s to dinner. I had supposed it without form, and was in morning dress. Great was my surprise to find company. Baron Gerolt, Mr Schleiden and Mr Hunter108 of the State Department. The conversation was carried on so that it was after eleven o’clock when he rose from the table. I took my leave of the Secretary who said he should see me at church tomorrow. He intimated that he might send for me again, which I most respectfully demurred to.

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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=DCA61d089