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August 8-10, 1865

Tuesday, August 8, 1865.

quite Pleasent Nell stoped in this morning […] a few minutes i answered maryes letter yesterday mr ashe was buried this afternoon very large furneal i went to meeting at mr

Wednesday 9

[…] vincent left for harrisburge this morning i was out this morning made several calles home all the evening

Thursday 10

not well all day i did not go out untill evening very reluctanly then stoped at Nell staid there all the evening

Annotation 1

Minutes from the Pennsylvania Equal Rights League meeting in Harrisburg, August 9 and 10, 1865

Vincent likely traveled to Harrisburg for the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania State Equal Rights League, held on August 9 and 10, 1865. Many of the last names of the Philadelphia delegation in attendance—White, Bustill, Depee, Crummill, Gibbs, Brown, Reeve, Simpson, Bowers, Catto, Green—appear throughout Emilie’s diary. Jonathan C. Gibbs served as pastor of her church; John B Reeve led nearby Central Presbyterian; Jacob C. White, Jr., an ICY graduate, served as director of Gibbs’ church Sabbath School; Alfred M. Green, Sergeant Major, 127th USCT, successfully defended himself from molesters on September 24, 1864; and Octavius V. Catto. George B. White made a motion for a vote of thanks to the citizenry of Harrisburg for their hospitality during the conference. Of the 49 members of the Philadelphia delegation, however, none bear the name “Vincent.” “Proceedings,” The Christian Recorder, December 2, 1865.

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