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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1861

Wednesday 2d.

2 October 1861

Friday 4th

4 October 1861
3 October 1861
Thursday 3d

The weather is again very fine. I was hard at work again today in writing letters and receiving persons on all sorts of enquiries. The applications have very much increased of late, and the number of answers given in proportion. Mr Wainwright came in today, and I spoke to him of Mr Brett’s proposal. Towards evening I went out and took a walk to try and find out some new tradespeople who will furnish good work, The prices of all sorts of things are high in London, so that the cost of living must be great. I wonder how so many persons sustain themselves, creditably. Nobody dined here but Miss Cara Crowninshield. I wrote a letter to my son Charles. Mrs Crowninshield here in the evening. Mr Morse came in and called me down to give me the papers containing a claim for the surrender of a man who has committed a murder in an American ship off the coast. I must attend to it tomorrow. He also mentioned the case of the informant and gave me some of the papers which he showed. The extent of the supplies that are ordered and paid for is very great. He asked me if I could provide a share of the means with which to compensate him. I engaged to obtain the sub he wanted tomorrow. On the whole an anxious day.249

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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=DCA61d276