August 28, 1866

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“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:
http://www.mvcma.org/history.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_meeting
Portrait from family album; reverse side

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© 2016 Amy E. McManus
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