“Pleasant. Arived (sic) at Camp Meeting this morning John met me at the landing reached here about 12 oclock. took dinner at Mr Williams cottage took a walk down to the beach have not enjoyed myself very much during the day passed the night at Mr Williams cottage. have not passed a very pleasant night.” – Hattie E. F. D.
Notes: See links below for more on the 19th c revivalist camp meetings. The family later had a cottage in Oak Bluffs (Martha’s Vineyard, MA) which makes me think that they may have attended the camp meetings in that location, which had a large annual event. See Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association:
Portrait from family album; reverse side