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April 6-8, 1864

April, Wednesday, 6, 1864.

lovely day i have bin quite busy all day as usal in the afternoon i went out of an erand stoped home a minute found a letter there  from mary Williams with her Potograph enclosed it was


quite a joyfull suprprise beutiful morning i went down to Mr Livelys but did not take my lesson my finger was to raw Mr lively advised  me not to I went around to see Mrs bridge and stoped at aunt Janes Sue and


went out shoping Mary holack and i went to see Poor Mr fairbanx he was hurt by the explosion on Wednsday he looks very badly to day i have not bin out sarah sent me word


One Response to “April 6-8, 1864”

  1. March 29, 2015 at 10:51 PM #

    I think it’s possible that Emilie was taking guitar lessons with Mr. Lively. Practicing the guitar too much can make your fingers raw, and she mentioned getting a guitar a few days prior to this entry, so I think she may have been learning how to play. Also, on June 20th, 1864 she says “brought my guitar out this morning I hope I will find time to practice”. She doesn’t say what kind of lessons she takes with Mr. Lively, but she mentions her guitar a lot around this time period so maybe that’s who was teaching her.

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