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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1861

Sunday 7th

7 April 1861

Tuesday 9th

9 April 1861
8 April 1861
Monday 8th

The snow has disappeared so generally that after a brief time deverted to visiters on the usual errand, I went out, first, to secure my rooms for the steamer which I finally succeeded in doing, and secondly to get to Quincy, where I had much business to transact. The old place begins to look a little better, and it gave me a pang to leave it perhaps forever. I am comforted in the reflection that my son John is about to go into it. Returned at half past one. Afternoon spent in adding gas fixtures for Quincy. Evening at home.

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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=DCA61d098