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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1863

Friday 11th

11 December 1863

Sunday 13th

13 December 1863
12 December 1863
Saturday 12th

The arrears having multiplied a good deal. I set out to work to reduce them; and by steady labor until two, I made out to dispose of most of the material questions. The news from America is on the whole favorable; though our anxiety at the renewal of the campaign is received, on account of Charles in Virginia. The campaign can scarcely be expected to last much longer, but it bids fair to be severe and full of danger. Drove out in the carriage with Mrs Adams to pay some visits. One to the new French minister, M de la Tour d’Auverque, and one to Sir Henry Bulwer. Likewise, returns to Lord and Lady Russell and Count and Countess Bernstorff. Walked home home from Chesham place and then round the Regent’s park. In the evening, Mr Morse and Mr Moran came in and talked about the evidence which is now coming in plenty as to the doings at Sheerness. The newspapers from America came in and I spent some hours reading the details. The operations in the Southwest look very well.

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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=DCA63d346