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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1862

Sunday 9th

9 February 1862

Tuesday 11th

11 February 1862
10 February 1862
Monday 10th

The American newspapers as usual when they come consumed large portions of my time. I had also several letters to consuls to write; and several visiters to see. Mr Weed and Bishop McIlvaine. The latter to get information about the difficulties in our finances. I explained as much as I could. Received by telegraph later intelligence from America. The general tendency of it favorable, though nothing more decisive. The effect to confirm me in the notion that the force of the rebellion is spent. One or two decided successes could now go far to break it down. The last one though quite partial has had a great effect both here and at home. I went out with Mrs Adams to return a visit of Mr and Mrs Martineau. There a walk. We had to dinner Mr and Mrs and Miss Morse, Colonel and Mrs Thomas and Mr Tucker, who remained until about eleven.

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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=DCA62d041