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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1865

Saturday 7th

7 January 1865

Monday 9th

9 January 1865
8 January 1865
Sunday 8th

Mild. Attended Divine service at the Church in Vere Street, with Mrs Adams. This is the place to which I thought of going last year, but was deterred by the want of a good pew. This year I am in suspense as to my remaining here, so that I merely went convenience. I do not think the person officiating was Mr Maurice. His Sermon was upon the Epiphany and incidentally the right of private judgment in regard to the Scripture narrative, as distinguishing the English from the Roman Church. He referred to the Pope’s late Encyclical letter, which is to be sure a revival of the pretensions of the fifteenth Century. After Luncheon, when out in company with Mrs Adams to Pembroke Lodge to pay a visit to Lord and Lady Russell. A good deal of company. The Count Latur d’Auvergne and one of his Secretaries, Lord and Lady Stratford de Redcliffe and daughter, Mr and Mrs Corwyn, and the Marquis d’Azeglio. Lord Russell had little to say to me, in particular, notwithstanding his note. I perceived among the other company, that our late news had had its effect. Drove home to dinner. Quiet evening— Mr Alward came in for an hour.

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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=DCA65d008