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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1862

Tuesday 4th

4 February 1862

Thursday 6th

6 February 1862
5 February 1862
Wednesday 5th

The despatches did not come today so that I had another interval of leisure. I improved it by finishing Mr Senior’s Diary about Ireland, and writing two answers to Consuls who plague me by their inexperience as much as usual. I went out with Mrs Adams to pay visits. One to Mr Munchton Milnes and one to the speaker whom we found at home with Lady Charlotte Denison, and as pleasant as ever. I had a few words only with the Speaker about the present state of things. I intimated the probability of a division preceded by a violent debate on American affairs. But he thought not. The tendency of late was to avoid it. I think he is mistaken. There are symptoms of a lull in the storm just now, consequent upon the general drift of the news for some time past, bu the first reverse will quicken and refresh it. The present campaign will determined , and that rapidly. Walk, and quiet evening. Continue the curious record of Lord Malmesbury.

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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=DCA62d036