“Not very pleasant. called on Mrs. S. Mrs P. and Ann Maria. Evening. have been alone during the evening. John has gone to a fair in Myricks.” -Hattie E.F.D.
Notes: The fair that John attended in Myricks, a nearby farming settlement, may have been the Bristol County Central Cattle Show and Fair, which was held annually from 1858-1876.
John is Hattie’s betrothed (see entry Thursday, January 18, 1866). They will marry two years later in 1868.
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