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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1864

Thursday 28th

28 April 1864

Saturday 30th

30 April 1864
29 April 1864
Friday 29th

A change to spring again. Read the files of American papers, which are uninteresting since they lose the southern news. The supply has been stopped from Richmond, Wrote to my two sons at home, and disposed of several incidental letters. A visit from Sir Charles Wyke who talked as usual about Mexico. He is utterly incredulous of the representations which came from that country in the interest of the French: The accounts that came from there are so conflicting that it is impossible to rely upon them. He said that a French republican who had been long in Mexico was now here and desired to see me. I said I should be glad to see him. Quiet walk round and through the Park. The foliage is now bursting forth. Dined with Mrs Adams at the Consul’s Mr Muse’s. Mr Evarts, Mr Montgomery Gibbs, Mr and Mrs H. T. Parker and ourselves made the party. It was rather lively and pleasant. I pitied Parker a little all whose feelings and prejudices must have undergone a rasping through the whole dinner. Mr Bright, the only Englishman at table was not calculated to encourage him in any of his Angleman crotchets. From here we went to a reception at Lady Stanhope’s, where we saw the Suarez world.640

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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=DCA64d120