July 30, 1866

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“went to Rocky Point with Augusta  had a shower on our way. one after we arrived there and just as we reached home  had as pleasant a time as I could have without John’s company but I find it is not possible for me to enjoy any thing (sic) without his presence..”  – 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
Portrait from family album
Reverse side

 

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July 28, 1866

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“Tempest and Rain. Have remained at home during the day  it has been a very lonely day.. John passed the evening with me..”  – Hattie E.F. D.

Portrait from family album.
Reverse side of portrait, which reads “To Mrs Chace Feb 26 ’81” (which in this case would be 1881). Mrs Chace is likely Hattie as Chace was her married name. 1881 being 15 years after her 1866 diary, Hattie would have been 35 years old when this photo was given to her by this young woman (unidentified on the photo).

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July 27, 1866

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“Pleasant. Have remained at home during the day. Mother passed the afternoon at Ann Maria’s. John returned home and passed a very pleasant evening with me..”  – Hattie E.F. D.

Portrait from family album

 

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July 26, 1866

“it is a lovely evening and I should enjoy it much if John was with me…”

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“Pleasant. John has gone to Fairhaven. remained at home during the day  Mira and Ann Elisa passed the day here. it is a lovely evening and I should enjoy it much if John was with me  it is hard to be separated from him even for an evening..”  – Hattie E.F. D.

Portrait (and reverse side) from family album

 

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July 25, 1866

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“Pleasant in the morning  Heavy tempest with some rain in the afternoon. have remained at home during the day. John passed the evening with me. very pleasant time.” – Hattie E.F. D.

Portrait from family album

 

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July 24, 1866

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“Pleasant. The sabbath school went to Rocky Point. Called on Mrs James Paskey (sp?). John passed the evening 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
Portrait from family album of Hattie

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July 23, 1866

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“Pleasant. Have remained at home during the day. Augusta passed the afternoon with us. Mrs H. Lincoln called  Mrs Alex Presbrey passed a part of the afternoon. saw John a short time Rain in the evening.” – Hattie E.F. D.

Notes: In place of advertisements from the Taunton Directory of 1850, which we’ve exhausted, I’m going to include photographic portraits from an album found with Hattie’s personal effects. There are no names nor dates noted on most of the photographs. Presumably they are family and friends of Hattie and her family. They will be posted in the order they appear in the album.

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July 22, 1866

 

Love is the raining bliss of womans heart..”

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“Not very pleasant. attended the morning services also sabbath school. John passed the afternoon and evening with me. an evening which I think will be long remembered  never I think did I enjoy his presence as on this evening and why do I enjoy his company as much as I do? Love is the raining bliss of womans heart.” – Hattie E.F. D.

Notes: John is Hattie’s betrothed.
Card found with Hattie’s personal effects

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