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February 24-26, 1863

Tuesday, February 24, 1863.

liz was not down Cristy tried to Put on french sue cam down about 10 Mr Haas died yesterday morning i did not go to meeting spent

Wednesday 25

Part of the evening with father fine day nellie has not bin here to day they had pratising for the funeral this evening i did not go Sue and John stoped as they went home

Thursday 26

Very wet day i went down to the church very large furneal [funeral] considering the wet day Mr Cato was there Mr gibbs spoke butiful Dear old man he lived

 

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William Catto, father of Octavius V. Catto, was a minister at First African Presbyterian Church and a founding member of the Banneker Institute. Emma Jones Lapsansky writes that the Rev. Catto was “long a champion of education and literacy” in Philadelphia and authored a history of the city’s black churches. Lapsansky, “‘Discipline to the Mind,’” 86-87.

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