June 30, 1866

 

“…a very heavy tempest.”

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“Pleasant  Remained at home during the day. Rain in the evening. passed a very lonely evening. also a very heavy tempest.” – Hattie E.F. D.

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June 28, 1866

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“Rain. I accompanied John to Rocky Point  had a very pleasant time considering the state of the weather  the band accompanied John  took tea with us and passed a short time with me.”  – Hattie E.F. D.

Notes: “Rocky Point” most likely refers to Rocky Point Park, an amusement park on the ocean in Warwick RI which opened in 1847. (I myself have gone there a few times. It is now closed.) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocky_Point_Amusement_Park
Postcard from Rocky Point Park, 1912, pub. S.L. & Co.

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June 27, 1866

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“I went up to the depot in the morning  Mary returned to Randolph returned John passed the evening with me  Rain.” – Hattie E.F. D.

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June 26, 1866

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“Pleasant and very warm. Mary went up to Mrs Seavers. I went up to the green in the afternoon. attended the evening prayer meeting. John waited me home and passed a short time with me. Mary passed the night with Miss Mary Abby Whitimore.”  – Hattie E.F. D.

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June 25, 1866

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“Pleasant. Mary passed the day at Captain Allen Presbrey’s  I passed the afternoon a very warm afternoon. Mr W. Tripp called in the evening  John passed the evening with me.. it was a lovely evening”  – Hattie E.F. D.

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June 24, 1866

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“Pleasant. Have been up to the cematary (sic) this morning. very pleasant walk.. attended sabbath school and the afternoon services  John accompanied me home and took tea with us, we also passed a very pleasant evening together.”   – Hattie E.F. D.

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June 23, 1866

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“Pleasant. Lizzie went to Rocky Point. Mary went to Myricks. I called on Mrs Steele. John passed the evening with me. enjoyed his company very much  Mrs Daniel Presbrey and Mrs Charles Baker called.”  – Hattie E.F. D.

Notes: “Rocky Point” most likely refers to Rocky Point Park, an amusement park on the ocean in Warwick RI which opened in 1847. (I have gone there a few times myself. It is now closed.) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocky_Point_Amusement_Park
Postcard from Rocky Point Park, 1912, pub. S.L. & Co.

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June 22, 1866

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“Pleasant, and warm  Mary went to the green this morning. Mary and I Passed the PM with Mrs Daniel Presbrey. very pleasant visit. Mary went up to Miss Mary Whitimore’s  John passed the evening with me  very nice time.” – Hattie E.F. D.

The “green” Hattie refers to is Taunton Green, the center of town. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taunton_Green_Historic_District
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June 21, 1866

long will this evening be remembered as it came very near separating hearts that are so closely bound together….”

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“Pleasant and warm. remained at home during the day  Mary passed the afternoon with Mrs Henry Lane. Lizzie and I went to the green  John passed the evening with me. long will this evening be remembered as it came very near separating hearts that are so closely bound together and God be praised that our hearts still beat as one..” – Hattie E.F. D.

Notes: Lizzie is Hattie’s younger sister. John is Hattie’s betrothed.
The “green” Hattie refers to is Taunton Green, the center of town. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taunton_Green_Historic_District
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