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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1861

Thursday 26th

26 December 1861

Saturday 28th

28 December 1861
27 December 1861
Friday 27th

Cold day. I found enough to do in my correspondence which grows more and more voluminous. I kept hard at work until the bag was closing at half past five o’clock. There were some visiters whom I could see only for a moment. Sir Henry Holland was one ,but he had little to say. A Mr Thomson, an agent of Messrs Spofford and Tileston came with a lawyer to consult with me about an effort to claim the Nashville for the New York owners. I said this idea had been present to me from the first, and I was very glad to see an effort making in that direction. I hoped it might be persevered in, but since the result of our former proceeding I had lost my faith. He said he should try it. The intelligence from America is not considered pacific. I took my usual walk, and in the evening Henry and I spent the time in the Library, where I read Malmesbury’s Diary, until very late.

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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=DCA61d361