“..and may this star of love ever illume my pathway.”
“Pleasant. Have been to the green this afternoon. John passed the evening with me. He seems dearer to me this evening than ever. and may this star of love ever illume my pathway.” – 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
Portrait from family album
© 2016 Amy E. McManus