Letter from Charles Francis Adams to Richard Henry Dana, Jr., 6 February 1862
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Charles Francis Adams (1807-1886), the American minister in Great Britain, writes to Richard Henry Dana, Jr. (1815-1882), an anti-slavery lawyer and United States attorney for Massachusetts during the Civil War. Adams, considered by many to be America’s foremost expert on maritime law at the time, expresses his views about the British government’s reaction to the Trent Affair.