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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1861

Monday 14th

14 October 1861

Wednesday 16th

16 October 1861
15 October 1861
Tuesday 15th

Another day of summer temperature. I found myself with little to do again. This bids fair to last the present week. I went out after settling the house accounts for the week, and writing a brief note or two, and executed various commissions in town. For some reason or other I felt more light hearted than for a long time back. And yet barring the removal of pressure from business I am not conscious of a single reason for the alteration. Things as yet look by no means more decidedly bright at home, though in some important financial respects they are much mended. I returned Mr Eddy’s visit, and found him much troubled by a fresh illness of his Wife, whom I found in the room apparently very unwell. From thence I went over to give a second sitting to Mr Küntse, in Newman Street. The atmosphere and the profound quiet of his studio made me drowsy again. Having given one hour to this, I took a walk with my daughter Mary. Evening alone Continued Whitelock’s book.

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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=DCA61d288