Wednesday, January 25, 1865.
clear and little cold we [...] lectures to night expected to go but was disapponted Vincent [...] could not go Nell did not go
exceedingly cold i went to Mr livelys had a very nice lesson in the after noon we went up town we spent quite a Pleasent time we came down in the cars very cold this
morning [...] Alfred went over to see Frank he stoped and bought me my rings Nell was up in the afternoon she seemed quite dull
It is possible Emilie intended to attend a lecture hosted by the Social, Civil, and Statistical Association of the Colored People of Pennsylvania. Reverend James Sella Martin, a “truly eloquent and pulpit orator, and lecturer” spoke before the “Social, Civil, and Statistical Association of colored people of Pennsylvania” on January 25, 1865 at Concert Hall in Philadelphia. Rev. Martin lectured on “The friends of the Union in England” and the Black Swan, Miss E.T. Greenfield, performed vocally for the audience (“Rev. Sella Martin,” The Christian Recorder, January 21, 1865). A description of the event published in The Christian Recorder on February 4, 1865, stated that Rev. Martin’s lecture “stands second to none of the previous addresses made during the winter.”