Monday, February 27, 1865
at Nells then went to church Shiloh very Pleasent to day Nell has the sore throat no school this evening i went to the lecture very interesting
Tuesday, February 28, 1865
the last of winter we had a little snow and a little rain we have had a very serene winter meeting at the Derricksons very good meeting af ter meeting i went
Wednesday, March 1, 1865
to the sewing circle Pleasent this morning Nell is quite sick with her Throat very busy all Mary Wilson was married this evening
Frances Ellen Watkins Harper delivered the fourth lecture for the Social, Civil, and Statistical Association of the Colored People of Pennsylvania on February 27, 1865, at Concert Hall. According to the Recorder, Harper delivered a one and a half hour lecture titled “The Cause and Effects of the War” before a “very large and intelligent audience.” After Harper’s lecture, a band of colored soldiers from Camp William Penn struck up the patriotic tune “We’ll Rally Round the Flag, Boys,” which elicited cheers for the Union and Harper. “Mrs. F.E. Watkins Harper, The Christian Recorder, February 25, 1865; “The Lecture at Concert Hall on Monday Night,” The Christian Recorder, March 4, 1865.