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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1861

Monday 16th

16 September 1861

Wednesday 18th

18 September 1861
17 September 1861
Tuesday 17th

Chilly. Morning much taken up with persons visiting me. Mr Blake from Boston came in, complaining of the prevailing tone in England. Then Mr Wainwright, and after him Mr Lucas and Mr S Hammond. By this time I was bound to go down in the carriage which was to go to the railway station after Mrs Adams, to be set down at the counting house of the Barrings in Bishopgate Street. Mr Moran went with me and we transacted our business, after which we stopped at Mr Morse’s, the consul’s in order that I should take before him the oath of allegiance to the government, which has been sent out by the Government. This accomplished, I walked home in the straggling wandering way which I adopt for the sake of learning the ways of London. The magnitude of the place, the strange irregularity of the streets and alleys236 the variety and the luxury of the shops, all give me a steady source of amusement and interest. I was nearly three hours getting home. When I reached there I found the rest of the family returned. Quiet evening.

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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=DCA61d260