Monday, January 29, 1866


“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.
Advertisement from the Taunton Directory, 1850



© 2016 Amy E. McManus

One thought on “Monday, January 29, 1866

  1. Love reading the diary — especially when she described hearing the sleighs on a cold winters eveing. And really enjoy all the advertisements.


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