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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1864

Thursday 7th

7 April 1864

Saturday 9th

9 April 1864
8 April 1864
Friday 8th

Captain Winslow seems resolved to make me more work. I find today that he has been publishing a letter to Lord Clanricarde in his own defence, besides which he is discussing with me his right to enter and stay in British ports without obtaining permission for repairs. This gave me new work for home. Mr Moran thinks this the hardest week of all since I came here. I was also occupied in writing to John and Charles. We got through by five o’clock. I received today a curious letter from Mr Motley at Vienna. He had just read the Diplomatic correspondence for Great Britain, and he sends me the only eulogy I have ever received for my share of it. Indeed he makes up in large measure for any want elsewhere. I have tried to do my duty irrespective of praise or blame. The former is apt to spoil, the latter to sour one. I am content with neither. Took a walk in the Regent’s Park. The early trees are beginning to show their leaves. Walked around Primrose Hill and Chalk farm. Quiet evening at home. Played at Whist with the children, which I find rather a relief— The Steamers from America are late, this week.626

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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=DCA64d099