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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1863

Saturday 26th

26 September 1863

Monday 28th

28 September 1863
27 September 1863
Sunday 27th

Cool morning. I went to church with Brooks, who was at home in the city. This time we went to St Swithin’s, in Cannon Street, where the London Stone marks the front towards the Street. It is a small interior, almost square I should think, but different in structure in many respects. The entrance is in a corner, the altar is on the side, and the pulpit and desk directly in front of the windows. The gallery is opposite the altar, and the organ is in front of the pulpit. The ceiling is curious and original but handsome. And here Sir Christopher slips in the inevitable round windows. The services as usual, and the attendance of adults perhaps thirty. Quiet day at home, reading the details of the American news. Took a walk with Brooks towards evening and stopped in at the Zoological gardens. There is a young elephant with is quite interesting. We were amused at the evolutions on the slack rope of the spider monkey, which are wonderful. Quiet evening at home.471

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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=DCA63d270