February 21, 1866

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“Pleasant. Mother and I went to the green. bought me a dress. went to fair of the sons of temperance. a large number present  enjoyed myself as well as could be expected without Johns company. Mrs Alfred Balcomb’s child died.”  – Hattie E.F. D.

Notes: The “green” Hattie refers to here is Taunton Green, the center of town.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taunton_Green_Historic_District

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sons_of_Temperance

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-Image of Hattie’s ledger in the back of her diary listing, among other purchases, the dress she mentions in this entry.
Balcom
-Image of ledger registering the death of Mrs. Alfred Balcom(b)’s child (courtesy of Ancestry.com):
No. 8 – Harriet Eliza Balcom – 24 days old – cause of death: Spasms
© 2016 Amy E. McManus
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