July 21, 1866

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“A cold disagreeable day. Rain in the afternoon and evening. Have passed a very lonely evening. I find it very hard to be separated from John of an evening but I had ought to be thankful for seeing and being with him as much as I am..”  – Hattie E.F. D.

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July 20, 1866

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“Pleasant and cool. Mother and I called on Mrs Henry. Mrs Alfred Paull and I called on Mrs Noah Ashley..  John passed the evening with me.” – Hattie E.F. D.

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July 18, 1866

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“Pleasant in the morning  Rain with a heavy tempest in the afternoon  John passed the evening with me. Lizzie passed the night over to Aunt Jane’s.”  – Hattie E.F. D.

Notes: Lizzie is Hattie’s younger sister. John is Hattie’s betrothed (see entry from January 18 for engagement announcement).
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July 17, 1866

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“Pleasant and very warm. Remained at home during the day. attended the evening prayer meeting but few present. John waited upon me home and passed a short time with me..”  – Hattie E.F. D.

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July 16, 1866

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“Pleasant and very warm  passed a part of the morning with Mrs Alex Presbrey. remained at home during the afternoon and evening  very warm evening.” – Hattie E.F. D.

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