Wednesday, July 15, 1863.
was not there this has bin quiet [quite] a holiday i have not seen Nellie to day i do not like the prospect of having no work all sum
mer [summer] very fine morning the folks go off i am happy to say i stop i [...] untill most nine o clock i staid in Nellies all
night i am all most tired of doing nothing ready i went up to buzards after [...] things [...]
In the summer, Emilie worked as a domestic just outside the city. She worked for the Harris family in 1863. African-American women often supported themselves cleaning, cooking, and caring for other women’s children. Jones, American Work, 280-281.