Friday, December 18, 1863
with me i got my dress greased last night but i got it out to day tomy was up a little while to night
very busey to day i went up to the Docts to consult him about my Throat stoped home nell has made her bonnet
very cold i was not out in the morning we had a stranger Preach in the afternoon in the evening while class
Emilie decided to visit the doctor about her sore throat. She might have finally decided to do so after witnessing Mary’s extended illness as well as those of others in her social circle. A contemporary medical treatise references many different types of pneumonia and a number of conditions referred to as laryngitis. George B. Wood, M.D., Treatise on the Practice of Medicine, Part II, 5th ed. (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott And Co., 1858), 821-822.