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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1861

Sunday 31st

31 March 1861

Tuesday 2d.

2 April 1861
1 April 1861
Monday April 1st



At four o’clock in the morning I reached the fifth Avenue Hotel and went to bed where I slept until half past eight. A rapid visit to Wall Street to make some enquiries of a business nature absorbed the interval before the hour for starting on the shore line, for Boston. My trip reminded me much of that which I took only sixteen day ago. I twas nearly as cold and cloudy—and nearly at the same place, Stonington we took a snow storm which grew more and more violent as we approached Boston. I got home to my own house much earlier, and found the family expecting me, by reason of a telegraphic dispatch in the newspapers announcing my departure from Washington.

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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=DCA61d091