December 14, 1866

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“Cold and very windy. Mother and I went to the green this morning, passed the evening at home.” – Hattie E.F. D.

Notes: The green Hattie refers to is Taunton Green, the center of town. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taunton_Green_Historic_District

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December 13, 1866

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“Pleasant and cold. Mother and I went to the green. John passed the evening with me. Alice Wilbar is married this P.M. Miss Emily Williams called. Took tea at Mrs Shirtliefs.” – Hattie E.F. D.

Notes: The green Hattie refers to is Taunton Green, the center of town. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taunton_Green_Historic_District

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December 7, 1866

 

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“Pleasant. Hattie Thayer and I went to Boston  Mr Frank Oliver and Sarah Haviland  Mr & Mrs Thayer passed the evening at Mrs Ingells.” – Hattie E.F. D.

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December 6, 1866

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“Pleasant. Arrived in Randolph this morning. Mrs Hattie Thayer met me at the depot. Passed the evening at Hattie Thayer’s with John Ingell and his ___, Ben and ____ Charles Ingell and Sarah Haviland. Rain.”  – Hattie E.F. D.

Photo of Hattie E.F. D.! Undated.

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November 25, 1866

“I ask myself many times does he enjoy his visits as much as I do?

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“Pleasant. Attended the afternoon services. John accompanied me home and took tea with us. we also passed a very pleasant evening together  it seemed so pleasant to be again with him  I ask myself many times does he enjoy his visits as much as I do?” – Hattie E.F. D.

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November 22, 1866

“..it is more than love…it is idolatry.”

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“Not very pleasant during the day, and quite cold. Returned home this afternoon. I find that I cannot be separated from John even for a night without its causeing (sic) unhappy feelings. why is it? he thinks that I do not love him then why is it so hard to be away from him? it is more than love  it is idolatry. and am I living the (?) which I profess. Oh that I may be trace my affections more on (?) things. Myra Dean passed a part of the day here. Augusta called.” – Hattie E.F. D.

Portrait from family album.

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