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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1862

Wednesday 5th

5 February 1862

Friday 7th

7 February 1862
6 February 1862
Thursday 6th



The air is much improved and I profit by it. The mail bag arrived this morning with the usual consequence of absorption in the newspapers. I had a single despatch of no moment, and a telegram of Mr Seward full of promises of what is about to be done. The panlo post future tense will not go down here, and he ought to know it. There22 was little intelligence beyond the confirmatory details of the action in Kentucky. I wrote one draught of a despatch, and the larger part of a letter to R H. Dana Junr in answer to a very sensible one received from him. He has been to the seat of government, and he sees the same thing I chilled at about a year ago, the vision of a chief not equal to his position. This consciousness has haunted me ever since. It is this that reconciled me to my exile, and made me rejoice that I escaped a cabinet post. A long walk and a quiet evening. Parliament assembled this day. The Queen’s speech is cautious but satisfactory, in regard to the United States. Continued 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=DCA62d037