September, WEDNESDAY, 21, 1864.
enjoyed the meeting very much I have bin very busy putting [...] away my Clothes in the afternoon i went to help make morning for the Poor
very busy all day getting ready to go see Father in the evening i went to meeting very few out some missionary from africa spoke foster was there he is quite a beau
On Wednesday, September 21, 1864, the Central Presbyterian Church on Lombard Street, approximately a half mile from Emilie’s Seventh Street Presbyterian Church, held “a grand concert,” according to The Christian Recorder. The students of the Sabbath School under the direction of “renowned Professor A. Burris” performed in the church, “crowded to its utmost capacity, and many failed to secure a seat.” After the concert, ladies from the church provided refreshments in the church basement. While Emilie mentioned attending a festival in her entry of September 22, 1864, it may be that she referred to the Wednesday concert at Central Presbyterian. “Presbyterian Church, Lombard Street,” The Christian Recorder, September 24, 1864.