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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1861

Thursday 4th

4 April 1861

Saturday 6th

6 April 1861
5 April 1861
Friday 5th

Fine day. The snow melting fast. After receiving a few calls I rushed out to extricate myself and to business in State Street. My first object was to go and engage rooms in the Steam Niagara, which sails from this port the first of May. I had been anticipated in regard to the best, but seemed tolerable accommodations for the family. From thence I112 went to the Custom House to see Mr Goodrich, the Collector. I had only a very brief conference with him, gave him my list of names and the order of preference and recommended the appointment of Mr Pratt of Weymouth, as the Inspector for my three terms. This disposes of all my patronage, which is little less than vanity and vexation of spirit. I am glad it is over. My morning was consumed in this way. In the evening we had visits from Mr F. Parkman, Mr G T Davis and Mr S. G. Ward.

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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=DCA61d095