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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1861

Tuesday 7th

7 May 1861

Thursday 9th

9 May 1861
8 May 1861
Wednesday 8th
At sea

We made rapid progress yesterday, but the fine weather of today brought a change of wind to the eastward, and deprived us of farther benefit of our sails. Still the sea was down, and we were comfortable again, so far as comfort is possible to people like myself who never get entirely used to the motion. I keep quiet and in the open air as much as possible. Mrs Adams suffers very much indeed. I read some of Lord Carlisle’s book, which does not as yet rise much above the level of the mob who write with ease.134

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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=DCA61d128