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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1864

Thursday 6th

6 October 1864

Saturday 8th

8 October 1864
7 October 1864
Friday 7th

The news from America again came very good. General Sheridan has had another success in the Valley of the Shenandoah, which appears to put a final stop to the plan of General Lee of threatening Washington. General Grant now will have free play against Richmond. The question is purely one of time. The value of early success is more political just now I went to London, finished up my work of the week, and made arrangements for my absence for some days. Consulted Dr Headland about my daughter Mary, and the expediency of taking her with us to Lady Belper’s. His report was favorable, which a little alleviated my anxiety. After executing some commissions went to Ealing at four o’clock. Quiet evening.127

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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=DCA64d281