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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1865

Tuesday 4th

4 April 1865

Thursday 6th

6 April 1865
5 April 1865
Wednesday 5th



Rainy morning. Much broken by the necessity of attending a levee at two o’clock. The same routine of having and shaking hands with the Prince. Nobody with him but Prince Alfred and the Duke of Cambridge. A pretty large attendance. Came away almost directly. The first time since I have been here when I have gone and came through heavy rain. Long visits from young Mr Dayton and Mr T. B Potter. The funeral of Mr Cobden is to take place at Midhurst on Friday. It being my busiest day and a distance of sixty miles I had though of sending my Secretary, Mr Moran, who desired to go, and remaining at home. Mr Potter however expressed so much desire to have me attend, that he shook my purpose. Dined with Sir Emerson Tennent. with a large company; among the member Mr Pender, who said something more upon it. Afterwards I got a note from Mr Bright, which settled the point. There were besides, Lord Cadogan Sir William and Lady Martins, Mr and Mrs Temple Bowdoin and several more moved to me in such quick succession that I cannot recollect them. Rather pleasant than otherwise. I afterwards went to a reception at Mr Fitzpatrick’s where I met two ladies only, heretofore known to me. I remained only a few minutes, and then home before twelve. Read the American newspapers until one.

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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=DCA65d095