December 31st, 1865, Sunday

A splendid evening, just as light as day. Hope it will be as pleasant tomorrow night. Eugene and I are going to attend the New Year’s Ball at Richmond. Sophronia will go with us. May is going with Adin Swan. He and Uncle Jesse and Aunt Eliza were up here Christmas. Tomorrow we all take … Continue reading December 31st, 1865, Sunday

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Hebron, July 6th, 1865, Thursday

It has been a long time since I have written in this book, but some how I didn’t care about doing anything this summer but build “air castles.” It is time for me to wake up. Tuesday was the 4th of /65. I anticipated lots of pleasure, but alas, for the hopes of this world. … Continue reading Hebron, July 6th, 1865, Thursday