“Rain. a very disagreeable day also a very lonely day remained at home during the day. Mrs Alex Presbrey went up to see Fannie but Fannie was in Boston. Mrs Presbrey and Marcus took tea with us. Evening. did not attend class meeting. Lizzie passed the evening at Mrs Presbreys. it is a very lonely evening I wish that I might see John. but it is impossible.” – Hattie E.F. D.
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