September 30, 1866

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“Pleasant. Attended sabbath school and the afternoon services. John accompanied me home and took tea with us. called on Augusta after tea. John passed the evening with me which seemed very pleasant after having been deprived of his company for a few evenings past.”  – Hattie E.F. D.

Portrait from family album; reverse side

 

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September 29, 1866

May he when absent from me ever keep in mind that I have the seal of his faithfulness.”

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“Pleasant. remained at home during the day. another very lonely evening has passed  John went to Bridgewater with Otis  returned with Mr Thomas Church  May he when absent from me ever keep in mind that I have the seal of his faithfulness.”   – Hattie E.F. D.

Notes: John is Hattie’s betrothed.
Portrait from family album

 

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September 24, 1866

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“Pleasant. Have been to the green with Fannie Burns. Mary Ingell came  Mary and I went to Mrs Alex Presbrey’s silver wedding  quite a large party  enjoyed myself as well as could be expected without John’s company.”  – Hattie E.F. D.

Notes: Silver Wedding here most likely means a silver (25yrs) wedding anniversary celebration.
Portrait from family album

 

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September 22, 1866

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“Pleasant. Have been to court this morning with Fannie and Mrs P……  Mrs Hattie Thayer passed the P.M with me  John passed the evening with me. John and I waited upon Hattie home..”  – Hattie E.F. D.

Portrait from family album

 

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