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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1864

Friday 22d.

22 July 1864

Saturday 24th

24 July 1864
23 July 1864
Saturday 23d.
Norman Court

Another warm day. Busy in finishing up the arrears of correspondence which will take place, and going out to settle up some accounts incurred during the season. Spirits rather depressed, as the prospect of an extension of the war grows more and more indefinite. At half past two, started with Mr and Mrs Kuhn and Louisa to take the train at the Waterloo Station, to go to Norman Court, where Mr Baring had invited us to spend a couple of days. Mrs Adams declined to go, as there was to be an assemblage. A good deal of confusion at the Station, and delay on the road, so that we did not reach our destination at the Station, and delay on the road, so that we did not reach our destination until nearly seven. Found the place much as we left it two years since excepting that the glossy green verdure was all off the lawns and the fields. We found Mr Baring, Mr and Mrs Thomson Hankey and Mr Shaw Lefevre. Captain Douglas Galton and his Wife we met in the train coming down with us. This was the party evidently selected with reference to us, and with great judgment. We had a pleasant dinner. Mrs Galton gives us some good music, and afterwards a game of Whist.

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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=DCA64d205