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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