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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1863

Saturday 7th

7 February 1863

Monday 9th

9 February 1863
8 February 1863
Sunday 8th

Cooler with rain in the morning, but clearing afterwards. Attended the Chapel in company with Henry. Mr Martineau officiated much in his usual manner. There is not a thing that is genial about his style. He seems cold and abstracted, I might almost say transcendental. But he thinks and speaks something more than mere words. Rather quiet day at home. Walk with Mary and visit the zoological gardens The air was chilly and the animal world rather torpid. Visits from Mr Henry T. Parker and Mr Forster. Talk with the latter upon our affairs. He seems always to dread the restoration of the slave influence in America. I cannot quite share in the feeling, though the symptoms are not free from ambiguousness. I do not venture to predict, and scarce to speculate. In the evening Mr C W Brooks spent an hour. I read a little of Orley Farm.

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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=DCA63d039