Monday, January 1, 1866
“Another year has passed away; and we are still living on the uncertainties of the future. We should carefully wipe the dust, from the mirror of the past year viewing our many acts and deeds and ask ourselves would they be approved by God and man? and is the world better for our having lived in it? These with similar reflections should keep us on our guard and prepare us for the unavoidable duties of life.
Received a letter from John. have answered it.”
– Hattie E.F. D.
John is a man she will marry two years later, in 1868.
Punctuation and spelling as from diary.
The views expressed in this diary do not necessarily reflect my own. -A.E.McManus