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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1862

Tuesday 18th

18 November 1862

Thursday 20th

20 November 1862
19 November 1862
Wednesday 19th



I was much engaged in the preparation of the not to Lord Russell which I began yesterday— It is in execution of the direction to ask reparation for the damage done by the ravages of the Alabama or other No 290. It is as difficult a work as any I have had to do even including my first conversation with his Lordship. I completed the first draught of it, and gave it to Mr Moran to draw out a fair copy for consideration. Towards evening I took a walk as far as the Kensington gate opposite the International Exhibition, and was very much struck with the difference made in Piccadilly at that hour by the closing of that building. Evening at home. A game of whist with the family.239

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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=DCA62d323