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Adams returns to London, in part to see that his article on the Erie Canal/Gold conspiracy is published. His old friends and contacts from his stay as part of the Legation during the Civil War are still in office and doing well. Adams gets caught up with life in England again, and loses sight of his education. He is surprised when the Edinburgh Review rejects his article for fear of being sued for libel - he had expected that the British press, or at least journals like the Edinburgh Review, would have stronger editorial principles. He decides to send the article to the Westminster Review, a less prestigious publication, but one that seems more willing to take risks. While In England, he gets news that his sister has been injured in Italy; he arrives to find her dying, slowly and in agony, from tetanus...

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