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Page “Emilie celebrates the Emancipation Proclamation.”

January 1-3, 1863

Thursday, January 1, 1863.

To day has bin a memorable day and i thank god i have bin sperd to see it the day was religously observed all the churches were open we had quite a jubilee in the evenin i went to Joness to a Party had a very pleasant time

Friday 2

Beutiful day Nellie was up and spent Part of the day reading was here Nellie had an engagement and had to go home i stayed home a few minutes the girls were

Saturday 3

all there very Pleasent this morning buisey all day reading and sis her [here] to service i went down home to see if father had begun and was coming away when