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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1864

Thursday 29th

29 December 1864

Saturday 31st

31 December 1864
30 December 1864
Friday 30th

The usual work of private letters for home. Only one or two visits. One from Mr Evans who is made anxious by the news of the Canadian complication. The alarm affected the stocks a little yesterday. It has however thoroughly roused attention to the atrocity of the rebel operations, to which the people had been solidly indifferent down to this moment. The English characteristic is to hasten to the discovery of truth very slowly. I doubt if the governments of either country will care to play into the hands of the rebels. Colonel Shaffner came to ask me to get him an admission to Woolwick. he is an adventurer for government in the war. This shows only that he finds the strong side. There have been times when he sought to keep open his relations elsewhere. Henry returned to Walton this evening— I took a walk by Regent Street and Piccadilly to Hyde park, thence to the Marble Arch, and Oxford Street home. This is a renewal of old winter habits. Quiet evening with Mrs Adams at home. Read some of the reports of the Heads of Department at Washington.172

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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=DCA64d365