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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1862

Thursday 1st

1 April 1862

Thursday 3d.

3 April 1862
2 April 1862
Wednesday 2d.

Heavy rain much of the day. I had a succession of visits. Mr Forster came to ask me to breakfast with some members next week. I was obliged to excuse myself as I expect to be in Paris, with the family. Mr Bright came to request an interview for a Mr Hodgkin who wished to secure a more cordial feeling between the two countries than now existed. I appointed Friday at four. Mr Rochich likewise called to ask some questions about trade marks and the laws of the United States promoting the invitation of them. I had not much to tell him. Sir Henry Holland also came to bring a letter of Mr Everett. Mrs Adams and I dined by invitation with Sir Henry Verney and his Wife, in order to meet her father Mr Nightingale. Only a few persons, of whom I knew none. Prince Czartoriski was named to me. The gentleman and his Wife are both cultivated and refined. The former took me aside and read me a letter from Florence Nightingale in which she sent me a good deal of information in regard to the Peabody trust. I requested Sir Henry to signify my thanks and to request the use of all street she could supply in the way of information. We left easily in order to show ourselves at Countless Flahault’s. A small and select Assemblage. Many congratulated me on the news.62

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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=DCA62d092