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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1863

Thursday 8th

8 October 1863

Saturday 10th

10 October 1863
9 October 1863
Friday 9th

Morning cloudy with light rain, but it cleared again at night. I was busy in completing my letters home. Obliged to break off in the midst of it to go down to the City and get some cash with which to despatch the Servants under Henry’s superintendence to St Leonard’s. Incidentally I disposed of the matter of the contingent fund, and paid personally to Mr Reuter, the two quarters which Charles Light had appropriated and forged receipts for. I left my house at 11.15 and got back at five minutes before one, which is pretty well for the Metropolitan Railway. At half past one they all went, and I was left alone with two servants in the house for the Legation and myself. Having finished my letters for the bag I went out on a walk. Called to see Mr Whiting, and Mr Ritchie. Both of them were out. In the evening I continued Dr Phillimore, and read a little of Sir Emerson Tennent natural history of Ceylon.

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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=DCA63d282