March 14th, 1868, Saturday

Adin moved his things today over to George Swan’s. He and Eugene went to Woodstock yesterday and saw Lawyer Church. He called Alfred Wilcox a rascal, said he had been insolvent for 10 years. Eugene’s school finished this forenoon. Kingman was in Thursday, came up here to dinner.


January 1st, 1868, Wednesday

The New Year came in cloudy and warm does not seem much like winter. Lottie Swan and Sophronia spent the afternoon here. Yesterday was very warm and pleasant. May and I went over to Father’s, rode over with Clarence. Sunday night I went to church up west (they are holding protracted meetings there, great revival), … Continue reading January 1st, 1868, Wednesday

November 29th, 1867, Friday

Rains hard. We spent the day yesterday, Thanksgiving, at Frothinghams’s. Had a good dinner. Charlie Frothingham and some of his friends from Harvard were there. I suppose Adin and Achsah were joined together in the bonds of matrimony yesterday, November 28th, 1867. Eugene commenced teaching Monday here in our district.


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


November 5th, 1865, Sunday

A pleasant day at last. Seems so good after so long a siege of cloudy and rainy weather to see old Sol again. Mr. and Mrs. King and Nellie are here. They came Friday and I guess will go away tomorrow. The boys started last Wednesday for Iowa. I have got my dress all done … Continue reading November 5th, 1865, Sunday


August 11th, 1865, Friday Morn

I staid with Cora Hopkins last night (have just got home). She talks of going up to Minnesota to school in about three weeks. Anson Hopkins is paying his best respects to Persus Morgan. The report is they are engaged. He owns a farm in Minnesota and Cora is going up with him. Yesterday afternoon … Continue reading August 11th, 1865, Friday Morn


May 24th, 1865, Wednesday

Sophronia, John, Eugene and I went down to R to the exhibition and dance. Had a good time to the party, quite a number there. Charlie Frothingham was there, he came home Tuesday and staid till Friday night. Friday afternoon he and Logan Hamilton called here a few moments. After they went away Eugene Swan, … Continue reading May 24th, 1865, Wednesday