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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1864

Wednesday 9th

9 November 1864

Friday 11th

11 November 1864
10 November 1864
Thursday 10th

Started with Mr Moran in the early train for London, and spent the day in steady work upon letters and other business to be disposed of in advance of a contemplated visit to Derbyshire tomorrow. The day was thick and gloomy, much after the approved idea of this part of the season. I felt also rather unwell from a slight headache and a cold on my chest which has come upon me rather unaccountably. The climate has been unfavorable to health during the entire year, which is shown by the singularly large increase in the weekly rates of mortality. How far the remarkable drought has to do with it is also a question. Returned at five, and quiet evening at home.

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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=DCA64d315