Tuesday, February 24, 1863.
liz was not down Cristy tried to Put on french sue cam down about 10 Mr Haas died yesterday morning i did not go to meeting spent
Part of the evening with father fine day nellie has not bin here to day they had pratising for the funeral this evening i did not go Sue and John stoped as they went home
Very wet day i went down to the church very large furneal [funeral] considering the wet day Mr Cato was there Mr gibbs spoke butiful Dear old man he lived
William Catto, father of Octavius V. Catto, was a minister at First African Presbyterian Church and a founding member of the Banneker Institute. Emma Jones Lapsansky writes that the Rev. Catto was “long a champion of education and literacy” in Philadelphia and authored a history of the city’s black churches. Lapsansky, “‘Discipline to the Mind,’” 86-87.