November 23, 1866

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“Rain during the day. Remained home during the day. passed the evening at home.”  –  Hattie E.F. D.

Portrait from family album.

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September 25, 1866

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“Rain. Mary returned to Randolph. John and I went to the depot with her. John passed the evening with me..”  – Hattie E.F. D.

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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September 20, 1866

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“Not very pleasant  stormy  passed a part of the PM with Augusta. Took tea at Mrs Alex Presbrey’s  John passed the evening with me.  pleasant time..” – Hattie E.F. D.

Notes: John is Hattie’s betrothed
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September 19, 1866

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“Not very pleasant. Went to Myricks cattle fair with Otis this afternoon. very few there.”  –  Hattie E.F. D.

Notes: Otis is Hattie’s younger brother (James Otis). From 1858 to 1876 the Bristol County Central Cattle Show and Fair was held in Myricks (then the part of the City of Taunton) townofberkleyma.com
Portrait from family album

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