December 7, 1866

 

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“Pleasant. Hattie Thayer and I went to Boston  Mr Frank Oliver and Sarah Haviland  Mr & Mrs Thayer passed the evening at Mrs Ingells.” – Hattie E.F. D.

Local advertisement from the GAR Benefit Program Book (year unspecified).

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December 6, 1866

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“Pleasant. Arrived in Randolph this morning. Mrs Hattie Thayer met me at the depot. Passed the evening at Hattie Thayer’s with John Ingell and his ___, Ben and ____ Charles Ingell and Sarah Haviland. Rain.”  – Hattie E.F. D.

Photo of Hattie E.F. D.! Undated.

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December 2, 1866

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“Pleasant but cold. Attended the afternoon services. John accompanied me home and took tea with us. passed the evening with me.” – Hattie E.F. D.

Local advertisement from the GAR Benefit Program Book (year unspecified).

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November 28, 1866

 

“…this night is long to be remembered.”

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“Pleasant. Have been at home during the day  Augusta took tea with us. attended singing school   John waited upon me home. he presented me a set of jewelry. Twenty years of my life has passed and the year that has passed has been one which will long be remembered. many happy hours have I enjoyed (?) and many unhappy ones but this night is long to be remembered.” – Hattie E.F. D.

Notes: John C. Chace, Hattie’s betrothed at the time of her 1866 diary, was a member of the GAR. The GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) “was a fraternal organization composed of veterans of the Union Army (United States Army), Union Navy (U.S. Navy), Marines and the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service who served in the American Civil War for the Northern/Federal forces.”  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Army_of_the_Republic
Local advertisement from the GAR Benefit Program Book (year unspecified).

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