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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1861

Thursday 3d

3 October 1861

Saturday 5th

5 October 1861
4 October 1861
Friday 4th

Every morning I find letters which add to the labours of the day. I was quite occupied in preparing for my weekly dispatches until a quarter past two o’ clock when I drove into the city to cash a draft on Messrs Hayward Kincaid and Co, and thence to Messrs Baring, Brothers & Co to negotiate for a draft on the government. I found Mr Sturgis very ready to make an arrangement to accommodate me, so I took the amount of money demanded and carried it to Mr Morse in whose hands I delivered it. I then returned home and sat down immediately to draw up a report of this transaction to be sent tomorrow. Mr Sohier dined here and was quite lively. He goes to Paris tomorrow. Mrs Adams went with the two Misses Gelston to see Madame Tussaud’s wax works.

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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=DCA61d277