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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1862

Tuesday 13th

13 May 1862

Thursday 15th

15 May 1862
14 May 1862
Wednesday 14th

A visit from Mr Bates who is going to Brighton for a short time Mrs Bates who is out of condition. Likewise Mr Judd, the Minister from Berlin who is here for a day or two on a visit of curiosity. Drive into the city to the Barings, to see about a couple of commissions for the government. One about the purchase of a brass cannon of Mr Whiteworth, and the other from the Secretary of the Treasury about specimens of stamp and notes. I saw Mr Sturgis and he promised to give me the information. From thence I went and left cards at the Mansion House, and on the Japanese commissioners in return for their visit, of form yesterday. At home I got later news from America of a highly favorable nature. The rebellion seems to be fast declining. Nothing but an extraordinary blow can revive it. We had dinner Mr Judd and a young man by the name of Martin who brought a letter from Octavius Frothingham. The former has much improved in his exterior since his arrival in Europe. After they went, I drove to Lord Ashburton’s reception of the Geographical Society. There was a very great crowd out which I found about a dozen acquaintances. Last year on the same occasion I met but two. So I may take courage. The house is full of fine pictures. I got home before midnight.

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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=DCA62d134