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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1864

Monday 24th

24 October 1864

Wednesday 26th

26 October 1864
25 October 1864
Tuesday 25th

Cloudy. Mr Sturgis returned to town in the early train. There being no intelligence of the arrival of the Steamer until evening, I saw no occasion to more. So after the usual course of work I spent some hours in reading Lewis’s account of the English translations of the Bible. This was interesting to me, and likewise instructive. Thus, we more clearly trace the germs of the reformation. I also looked into Maitland’s History of London which is also curious in connection with my investigations of the Churches of that place. After luncheon, a long walk on the Harrow road through Penviale and Drayton Green back to Ealing. The American news when it did come, was not quite so decisive about the elections as I had hoped, but on the whole was not unfavorable. Evening, Madame Vendure was here. We had cards.138

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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=DCA64d299