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April 16-18, 1865

Sunday, April 16, 1865

it Decided to PosPone the fare very fine Day everyone seems to Partake of the solemnity of the times Docto Jones spoke for us

Monday, April 17, 1865

to day was set aPart for a general holiday but seemes to me a day of mourning i went to mr livelys then to school mr ling was not very lively

Tuesday, April 18, 1865

nothing special on home to day meeting at night not good meeting after meeting Nell and went to Sarah Shines Vincent invisible


Annotation 1

Emilie learned of Abraham Lincoln’s death at a meeting of the Ladies’ Union Association, where she and other members of the association were likely putting the final plans together for a fair for sick and wounded soldiers scheduled to commence on April 17th.  The fair, which had been advertised as early as January 21st, was postponed until May 15th.  A notice in The Christian Recorder informing the public of the rescheduled date began with a quote of unknown origin: “We mourn, our Chief has fallen.” Report of the Ladies’ Association of Philadelphia.  Philadelphia: G.T. Stockdale, Printer, 1867,1; “An Appeal,” The Christian Recorder, January 21, 1865; “The Fair of the Ladies’ Union Association,” The Christian Recorder, April 22, 1865; “Notice,” The Christian Recorder, April 29, 1865.


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