January, SUNDAY, 31, 1864.
very gloomy day i went down home and staid untill after ten the girls all stoped to see me there was a great many People in to see Sarah and EJ i [...] wrote to Alfred this evening
February, MONDAY, 1.
very rainy all day Nell was up we went for our guitars i did not go down to school sue was down they had quite a nice time
quite dull this morning this is the day we have to Part with our little Elwood i went down home in the morning Mrs williams laid him out very nice but he did not look like himself mr gibbs spoke beutifuly
On November 13, 1863, Emilie writes of receiving guitar strings from Tomy.