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August 14-16, 1863

Friday, August 14, 1863.

Nellies in trouble and mary sick i had a very pleasent day out with mr harris every thing looks natural mrs harris goes away to day i wrote a long letter

Saturday 15

to nellie and sent it in town to day i has bin very busy all day but got along very well I has a caught a bad cold in my head i feel quit  under

Sunday 16

the weather it is quite pleasent to day i did not feel well enough to go to church i have felt quite sick all day i spent the morning in reading and sleeping in the

Annotation 1

As she prepared to leave Philadelphia for her job in East Falls in August 1863, Emilie became very anxious about leaving her brothers and sisters’-in-law, in particular as EJ and Alfred had just been drafted and because Alfred’s wife Mary was ill.  Emilie wrote many letters over the summer to try to keep on top of the affairs of family and friends.


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