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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1862

Wednesday 6th

6 August 1862

Friday 8th

8 August 1862
7 August 1862
Thursday 7th



Very busy writing Despatches and letters for the mail tomorrow. I had less than usual to do, and yet the work was considerable. Mary is pronounced convalescent, so that we may go at any moment. I think we may put it off till Saturday. This day Parliament was prorogued, and the Queen’s speech delivered. It is very explicit in regard to nonintervention, so that unless there be some great disaster in the course of the season, I may have an opportunity for a little relaxation. My habits are now falling into the quiet of the vacation. I took a long walk and in the evening read some of Mr Motley’s book.167

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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=DCA62d219