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December 29-31, 1864

December, THURSDAY, 29, 1864.

very fine day i attended to considerable business in the afternoon vinc Nell and went to call on mr lively then to the lecture then to the fair


beutiful day sue and Nell stoped to see me i have not had a visit from sue for a long while […] she spent the evening with Reading was here a long time Alf was i spent quite an agreeable day


quite a heavy snow storm very disagreed it stoped snowing towards evening we made donation to mr gibbs this evening church was very gratefully received

Annotation 1

Like other members of Philadelphia’s black community, Emilie participated in a number of festivities during the holiday season, like the concert she attended with Vincent on Wednesday, December 28th and the fair she attended on Thursday, December 29th. “City Notices,” The Christian Recorder, January 7, 1865.

Annotation 2

Emilie elaborates on her New Years’ Eve activities in the memoranda pages at the end of her diary. To view this entry, click here.


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