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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1861

Friday 13th

13 December 1861

Monday 15th

15 December 1861
14 December 1861
Sunday 14th

rather a clear fine day, though they are now so short as to make no very great difference in the smoke of London. I went out with Mrs Adams in the morning to shop for Christmas. Then home where I a little wasted my time. Some persons called to see me. Towards evening we started to go out and spend Sunday with Mr and Mrs Bates at East Sheen. On the way I called to return Mr Sargent’s visit at Edwards’s Hotel, adn that of the new Swedish minister. We had a quiet drive, and not unpleasant, getting out there at about six o’clock. At dinner we had besides Mr and Mrs Bates and Miss Weston, Sir John and Lady Dundas and Mr Thomas Baring. The accounts of the Prince were more favorable in the morning, but we found them here much less so, and coming directly from Windsor. Mr Baring remained over as we did.

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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=DCA61d348