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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1862

Thursday 6th

6 November 1862

Saturday 8th

8 November 1862
7 November 1862
Friday 7th
Tunbridge Wells



Cloudy and mild. So much of my regular private correspondence had been prepared in advance that I found myself with not much to finish today. A letter to my son Charles, and a private one to Mr Seward were all. The copies of Despatches were prepared and signed, and all was complete before three o’clock. So at half past three I was once more in the carriage and on my way to the Station of the South Eastern Railroad. Again the fog was thick on the River, as I crossed the Waterloo bridge. A little more than an hour carried me to Tunbridge Wells without a single stop. Here I found the family comfortable and Brooks improving. It was perfectly clear in the evening, with a bright moon, and he accompanied me in a walk around the place. After which I read the third volume of Mrs Juckbald’s simple story.

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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=DCA62d311