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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1861

Wednesday 27th

27 November 1861

Friday 29th

29 November 1861
28 November 1861
Thursday 28th

A very fine day. I was up early to see Mr Forster off. He and Mr Ledyard left soon after nine o’clock. The newspapers brought the intelligence of the great event. The Manchester Examiner is reasonable and fair. But at Liverpool the excitement stimulated by sympathizers with the confederates broke out in a public meeting of a violent character. This is a symptom. At noon we took leave of our host and his Wife, who have been all that could be asked in kindness and good will. Indeed from the first Mr Milner on whom I had not claim has from the first been the most civil and obliging and courteous of all the people I have met here. We travelled down without incident and got safely home at about six. I found that much excitement had prevailed among the american all day. A note was on my table from Lord Russell asking to see me at a quarter to three. Mr Moran had called at the Office at the time named, and mentioned my absence and return. I this evening got another note appointing the hour of a quarter before two tomorrow. Nothing else of any importance.298

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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=DCA61d332