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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1861

Thursday 29th

29 August 1861

Saturday 31st

31 August 1861
30 August 1861
Friday 30th

By taking the work in season I succeeded in accomplishing all my papers for the mail by three o’ clock today, so that it seems to me like a holiday afterwards. In other respects we were perfectly quiet. I think I should begin to enjoy my life quite tolerably were it not for the constant uneasiness connected with affairs at home. The stream of disturbing news has set in so steadily for weeks that I look with anxiety at the arrival of every paper. Our ability to meet this crisis I do not question half so much as our competency. I took a walk, and went in and chaffered with a coin dealer in Piccadilly. Evening, a visit Mr and Mrs Brooks.223

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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=DCA61d242