“Not very pleasant. Mary Abby called on me after school, Ann Maria called. attended the prayer meeting. Mary Abby came home with me. John has gone to the fair at Myricks. I hope he will pass a pleasant evening. and may he keep in mind the step he has taken, remembering that I have the seal of his faithfulness.” – 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 from January 18). They will marry two years later in 1868.
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