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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1861

Friday 28th

28 June 1861

Sunday 30th

30 June 1861
29 June 1861
Saturday 29th

We were invited this morning to breakfast. Mr Munckton Milnes had Mr and Mrs Grote, his sister Lady Galway, Lord Elgin, Mr Du chaillu, Mrs and Miss Motley, Mr Baxter and one or two other members of Parliament, and a young Mr Gaskill— There were others whom I did not catch. The company rather crowded the table, but it was the pleasantest and least formal mean we have had. It lasted until noon. Thence home. But at five we started again to an afternoon party at Fulham, the seat of the Bishop of London. It is about three miles fro my house,and yet may be said to be in London. The day was cloudy and chilly so that it was not quite so pleasant as it might have been under a sunny sky. The seat is very old, though the buildings are comparatively modern. The lawn was charmingly attractive. I know but few of the company. We returned to dinner, and remained at home in the evening.178

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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=DCA61d180