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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1865

Friday 20th

20 January 1865

Sunday 22d.

22 January 1865
21 January 1865
Saturday 21st

Mrs Adams had a rather rough day with her cold, which was not improved by the state of the weather. The cold temperature then the smoke into the streets to such an extent that for more than half the time I could not write, except by the aid of candles. Luckily there was not much of arrears to bring up. Walk in the evening. The usual accompaniment of a fog, brightened by the fact that the streets were frozen, and houses found difficulty in keeping their feet. I walked to Picadilly and then far out beyond the barracks of the Grounds. Mr Milnus Gaskell dined with us, I continued Dr Palfrey’s third volume.

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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=DCA65d021