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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1861

Tuesday 27th

27 August 1861

Thursday 29th

29 August 1861
28 August 1861
Wednesday 28th

Another fine day. I began writing my letters for the despatch on Friday. Visits from several persons who consume the public time. Mr Bates called upon me to ask about the nature of the drafts authorized to be drawn by Mr Schuyler. The Government has again changed its policy and adopts what seems to me a very losing plan. Perhaps their necessities control their judgment. I afterwards went out and called on Mr Washburne, after which I went round through the Green park and Hyde park which look shabby and lovely. In the evening I walked down and paid a visit to Edward Brooks, and his Wife. The latter is suffering from a severe 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=DCA61d240