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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1865

Monday 23d

23 January 1865

Wednesday 25th

25 January 1865
24 January 1865
Tuesday 24th



Mrs Adams was better today, but the difficulty lingers painfully. On consultation with the physician, it was decided to postpone the departure until Tuesday. Day passed rather idly— Read part of Mr Mill’s book upon representative government. He writes very clearly, but as yet I see nothing laid down which has not been well established in America for a long time. Several visits from Americans. A young man by the name of Durn from Indiana, Mr Hibbard, Judge of the mixed Court as Sierra Leone, who had much to say of Africa, and its susceptibility of civilization, and a young Mr Knight from Boston. Walk by Hyde Park—and quiet evening. 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=DCA65d024