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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1861

Sunday 5th

5 May 1861

Tuesday 7th

7 May 1861
6 May 1861
Monday 6th
At sea

The wind blew a smart gale from the south east, which raised a rough sea and we rolled about at great rate all day. Atmosphere thick with fog and rain. Almost all the passengers laid up. I ate nothing, and kept in the air as well as I could until about six o’clock, when I retreated but not to my berth. I slept on the sofa as well as I could in my clothes.

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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=DCA61d126