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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1861

Saturday 4th

4 May 1861

Monday 6th

6 May 1861
5 May 1861
Sunday 5th
At sea

The wind came to the south east during the night, in such a manner as to make the ship roll a good deal, and the passengers very uncomfortable. I was not an133 exception, though not positively disabled. Attended services in the Cabin, when the surgeon of the ship read the Episcopal Church service, in presence of the seamen who came in nicely dressed and very well behaved. Not more than a dozen passengers attended, the ladies being all shut up. I tried to read a little of Lord Carlisle’s book about the East, but with little effect. We made good progress, but towards night as we approached the Grand Bank, a thick fog set in and cold.

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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=DCA61d125