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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1864

Thursday 3d.

3 November 1864

Saturday 5th

5 November 1864
4 November 1864
Friday 4th

To London by train. Glass at 32° with a white frost covering all the country. Finished the letters of the week—and then read the files of American newspapers. The victory of Sheridan is the most brilliant stroke of the war. The details are deeply interesting. There are likewise manifestation of a movement of opinion among the leading men in the south which await only the issue of the election to take shape. This event must therefore be awaited before it will be possible to calculate upon the future. The results from Pennsylvania are better than previous accounts gave reason to expect. Next Tuesday must decide. A visit from Mr Scott Russell who came to finish up the transaction respecting the contract of Col Ritchie. I handed over the last note, both his last invoice and reported the whole to Ritchie by this day’s bag. Home at five. Brilliant night. Mr Sturgis come and spent the night.

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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=DCA64d309