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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1863

Tuesday 28th

28 July 1863

Thursday 30th

30 July 1863
29 July 1863
Wednesday 29th

Not much to do today, so that I occupied myself first in writing a long letter to Mr Dana, and afterwards in returning a number of visits which I owed. I called also on Count Vizthum, the saxon minister, to make an enquiry in consequence of directions from Mr Seward to investigate a singular case of a consular application to the rebel government to grant an Exequatur to Saxe Coburg in Texas. The Count was not in, so I promised to come again if he would fix an hour. I also spent half an hour in looking at some pictures of the French gallery. They were only the remnants and I did not like them. In the evening I went with Mrs Adams to the reception of the Royal Academy at the close of their Exhibition. Quite a large company among whom I found several acquaintances. The pictures, many of them gained by the effect of gas light. Home at eleven.

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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=DCA63d210