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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1862

Wednesday 14th

14 May 1862

Friday 16th

16 May 1862
15 May 1862
Thursday 15th

Heavy rain all day. I was at work upon the draughts of my Despatches much of the day, which was less interrupted than common. The longest of these is that reporting my last Friday’s conversation with Lord Russell. I have tried to give it accurately, but reporting of this kind is always difficult. I also wrote a letter to Mr Latham, the governor of the Bank of England to obtain specimens of bills from Mr Chase. In the evening as the rain held up I went out and took a walk on the outer circle of the regent’s park. The foliage is in great beauty now—very different in appearance from what it was a year ago. We had a quiet dinner and evening.102

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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=DCA62d135