Monday, April 13, 1863.
did not go I was quite sick Monday not well i did not go out Nell was here for me to go down to school school is very poorly attended
meeting at mrs hill father [...] of goin home saturday we had a very good meeting father guy was so happy Nellie went to the lecture
Stormy day little Frank is quite sick mary is still here Nellie did not com up as.
Frank is Mary and Alfred’s son. Frank’s illness might have delayed Mary’s return home. Frank was seven years old in 1863, having been listed with his parents in the 1860 census at age four. Year: 1860; Census Place: Pottsville North West Ward, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1178; Page: 479; Image: 484; Family History Library Film: 805178.