December, MONDAY, 5, 1864.
st Thomas heard the revrin mr Cooper quite cold i went to mr livelys then to school we had a very good school after school we apponted a committe to solicit donations
Cold i was down home a few minutes this morning meeting at mrs smiths more out than usaly Come out vincent was about as usal [usual] we went around to shiloh park after meeting
very Stormy vincent gave me coupel of tickets and for Nell we went to the Celabration it certainly was a very grand affair the singing and speaking was exellent
The Recorder noted that on Wednesday, December 7th a “large portion of our colored citizens assembled in National Hall,” located on Market Street, to celebrate emancipation in Maryland. Reverend J.C. Gibbs’ speech was met with loud applause. Emilie elaborates on this event in her memoranda pages and notes the event on November 1, 1864. “Celebration of the Emancipation in Maryland,” The Christian Recorder, December 17, 1864.