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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1862

Friday 10th

10 October 1862

Sunday 12th

12 October 1862
11 October 1862
Saturday 11th



Early breakfast and then in the midst of heavy rain drove to the station of the Great Northern railway at King’s Cross to take the train on the Midland road to Apperley Bridge, as pointed out by Mr Forster who had invited me to pay him a visit. The rain fell heavily, but our speed was great through Bedford, Leicester and Trent to Leeds. Here we changed to another road to Bradford. My destination213 Apperley Bridge being on the way. I reached the point at half past two, bring about five hours and a quarter for exceeding two hundred miles. The only passengers in my carriage were a gentleman of Bradford and his son, who had been on a visit to the Exhibition in London. He told me that the whole of the region around Leeds and Bradford was very prosperous, and fully employed. The industry in the wool, which thus makes a partial offset for the loss of cotton. Soon after I got out Mr Forster made his appearance, and we drove six miles in the rain to his house which is in Burley a village near Otley. I found Mrs Forster who welcomed me kindly, and soon installed me in a comfortable room with a cheerful fire and every convenience. There was no company, so we dined greatly and spent the evening in conversation. Just as I was retiring, another guest Mr Bruce arrived.

Cite web page as:

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=DCA62d284