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August 31- September 2, 1864

August, WEDNESDAY, 31, 1864.

lovely day rachel and i [...] to go out together but she [...] not go i vincent to take a [...] spent the evening very [...] maryes i [...]

THURSDAY, 1.

he [...] some in deed with out her this is the first of fall very Pleasaent vincent came out to see me quite unexpected I expeced EJ but he did not get here

FRIDAY, 2.

quite cool this morning i had a very sad letter from sister to day it made me feel very badly Father is quite feable I finished writing to Wil this evening

 

Annotation 1

At 64 years old, Emilie’s father’s illness came with additional concern, perhaps, about his mortality and the distance she had to travel to see him.

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