Sunday, September 13, 1863.
escape last night the buggy was broken and they were thrown out but did not get hurt very Pleasent after the rain I went to church in the morning and heard a very
good sermon no church in the evening I had a letter EJ to informing me that alfred had gone to Cannada i am very sorry Mary is still quite sick
very dull day i am almost tired of the country Barnes cam and no letter from [...] i was disappointed i feel very ansious
The purpose of Alfred’s trip to Canada is unclear; however, he was back in Philadelphia to enlist in the Navy on October 27, 1863. “The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System,” http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-sailors-detail.htm?sailors_id=Dav0008.