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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1861

Saturday 6th

6 April 1861

Monday 8th

8 April 1861
7 April 1861
Sunday 7th

Fine day. Attended Divine service all day. Mr Ellis preached, and officiated in the communion service. His congregation is now quite large, which he owes to his unwavering fidelity much more than to the character of the discourses. I cannot fix my attention to them at all. I read today a review of certain publications lately issued by several Divines of oxford113 which have created a good deal of sensation on account of their lax theology. Apparently the vibration of the pendulum from Puseyism. I worked upon my letters and brought up my arrears.

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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=DCA61d097