Following the American Civil War Sesquicentennial with day by day writings of the time, currently 1863.

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Diary of Gideon Welles.

June 22, 2014

Diary of Gideon Welles

June 22, Wednesday. Much sensational news concerning delay of army movements. I am inclined to think our people have learned caution from dear experience, – dear in the best blood of the country.

Gold had gone up to-day to 230. Legislation does not keep down the price or regulate values. In other and plainer terms, paper is constantly depreciating and the tinkering has produced the contrary effect from that intended by our financiers.

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