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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1862

Thursday 15th

15 May 1862

Saturday 17th

17 May 1862
16 May 1862
Friday 16th



Much at home working on my letters to my sons and to T B. Frothingham with one to Mr Chase. This consumed all day from about ten until a quarter past five. Then a walk with my daughter in the Regent’s park, and a quiet dinner and evening at home. I read a chapter of Motley whose style I cannot relish.. Just as I was about to retire I received a telegram by the Persia announcing the retreat of the Insurgents from Yorktown, with other news of the same general character. We are then experiencing the last throes of the rebellion. It is scarcely possible that any thing but the wildest indiscretion can reestablish it.

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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=DCA62d136