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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1862

Tuesday 29th

29 July 1862

Thursday 31st

31 July 1862
30 July 1862
Wednesday 30th



The weather is now summerlike, and it will bring up the crops. I was engaged in writing my letters for the close of the week, beginning contrary to my custom with one to my son John. I also attended the adjourned meeting of the Trustees of the Peabody fund held at Sir Emerson Tennent’s room at the Board of Trade. The main business consisted in receiving the report of the committee which had been charged with the investment of one hundred thousand pounds of the funds. The work had been done promptly and successfully. Some discussion about the last as affecting the trust funds which ended in the opening of a confirming opinion of Mr Earle. The appointment of a Secretary was considered and postponed. And we adjourned not to meet unless by special call until November. Sidney Brooks and the ladies drew luncheon with us. Mrs Adams and I dined with Dr and Mrs Brown Séquard. Nobody else. He is a physician of growing reputation, and a very scientific man. He married Miss Fletcher who with her sister made up the company. After dinner there were about thirty person came in, and we had music.

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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=DCA62d211