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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1863

Sunday 25th

25 October 1863

Tuesday 27th

27 October 1863
26 October 1863
Monday 26th
St Leondards

Cloudy but mild. The american mails came in just after I had finished one sheet of a long business letter to my son John. I was interested in the newspapers. Visits from Mr Ritchie and Mr Sanford. The latter told me that the French government had decided to stop the war vessels built for the rebels there. This is well. A large ornament of funds is thus swallowed up without any resulting advantage in the war. The Despatches arrived just in season for me to get down the city to draw some funds and reach the train from London Bridge to St Leonard’s at 4.20’. Arrived without incident, and found the family quiet and comfortable.

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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=DCA63d299