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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1862

Friday 19th

19 December 1862

Sunday 21st

21 December 1862
20 December 1862
Saturday 20th



Another day of very high wind. I had hoped to bring up the arrears of my work today, but found it impossible. Mr Morse came in first and talked with me about the counterfeiting case as well as Mr Gray, who to my great relief has transferred himself over to him. As soon as he went it was time to go to see the Messr Baring in the city, to get some money as well as advice from them about funds to pay the costs, of Mr Chas’s orders. From there we stopped at a silk mercer’s on Ludgate Hill for Mrs Adams to see some goods. He showed among other things some Cashmere shawls of which he said the Americans had been the great purchasers. The troubles had stopped the trade until lately, but now he understood from there that more than ever were selling in New York. He did not know that we were Americans at that time. I stopped to leave at Messr Fladgate, Clarke & Men a paper sent out to me by Professor Henry of the Smithsonian Institution, and walked home. After luncheon, out again attending visits until dark. Thus passed the day. Evening quiet.257

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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=DCA62d354