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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1864

Saturday 10th

10 December 1864

Monday 12th

12 December 1864
11 December 1864
Sunday 11th

On company with Mr Alward I attended the service at Treyford Abbey. This time we had one of the same persons whom I had seen officiate before. His sermon was an amplification of a figurative text of a besieged city. I did not think it particularly happy. Mr Moran and Mr Erickson came out at two, but returned before dinner. The latter made a favorable report of Mary’s condition, but he still dwells upon the reduced state of her system, and urged an early departure from here to give her the benefit of a mild climate for the winter. This will render an earlier breaking up of the family necessary than I had contemplated. I shall await with more anxiety the issue of my application to the government. The prospect of farther service at home is much less threatening than it was. I think I may securely count on the President’s disinclination. I took a walk down to the Station with the gentlemen and then to Acton. Spirits very dull. Read Lord Russell’s Life of Lord William.

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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=DCA64d346