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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1861

Tuesday 10th

10 September 1861

Thursday 12th

12 September 1861
11 September 1861
Wednesday 11th

My day passed somewhat indolently. I wrote a number of letters to different people and took a pretty long walk. with my two children Mary and Brooks In the evening a visit from Mr Morse, in response to a letter which I sent to him about some information received of the fitting out of another steamer by the Confederates. He thinks he is on the track of one or two fitting out at Greenock. There can be no231 doubt that there is a good deal of activity among these people now, and that they have a considerable amount of funds at their command. It is one of the provoking incidents of this contest to find Great Britain giving them so much aid and comfort. But such has even been their wrongheadedness in all their contests with us. No answer yet to my note.

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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=DCA61d254