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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1864

Sunday 4th

4 December 1864

Tuesday 6th

6 December 1864
5 December 1864
Monday 5th

To London where I found the Despatches and private letters by the Africa. The accounts from Charles are still not wholly favorable. The military news is rather startling. General Sherman has struck at once into the vitals of the Slave States, and we now begin to hear of him only from the reports in the Richmond papers. It is a very bold stroke which depends for its success in the presumption of the thorough exhaustion of the able bodied men throughout the region. If the statement of their chief Jefferson Davis, are true, there cannot be many left. I was busy making up my regular Quarterly public account, for October last, and hunting up the source of a mistake in my draught on the Bankers, which I failed to find. The day was very fine. Home at five, where were only Mrs Adams and Mary. Mr and Mrs Kuhn and Henry and gone over to Mount Felix to spend a couple of days.

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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=DCA64d340