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January 10-12, 1863

Saturday, January 10, 1863.

a hansome album from a Phelopeno Present i am delighted with it it rained so i did not go out i was very buisy with my dres i cut the boug out

Sunday 11

very Pleasent most too much so for the time of year I went to church in the morning mr. gibbs was not there mr guy spoke his remarkes were very good after church we went

Monday 12

to see Nellies grandma Hather spent this day with alfred I spent the afternoon and evening in reading and singing no one cam


Annotation 1

Jonathan C. Gibbs was Pastor of the First (Colored) Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia.

Emilie attended the Seventh Street Presbyterian Church (alternatively called the First (Colored) Presbyterian Church). Jonathan C. Gibbs was pastor of the church on Seventh Street, below Shippen, (currently Bainbridge Street), in Philadelphia. Service was offered every morning at 10 o’clock and in the afternoon at 3 o’clock. Lectures were held every Friday evening at 7 o’clock at the Benezet Hall, on Seventh Street, below Lombard Street. “Church Directory,” The Christian Recorder, January 17, 1863.

Annotation 2

Mr. Alexander Guy, sixty-nine years old, was an officer in the proceedings to permit the Reverend Gibbs to leave the Seventh Street Presbyterian Church on good terms for future endeavors, according to The Christian Recorder. A later notice indicates that both “Emilie F. Davis” and E.J. donated one dollar each to the Committee of the Banneker Institute to the “Fund for the purpose of circulating speeches and documents favorable to universal suffrage.” “Notices and Local Items. Tribute of Respect for Rev. Jonathan C. Gibbs,” The Christian Recorder, March 17, 1866. “Banneker Institute,” Christian Recorder, April 19, 1866. Year: 1870; Census Place: Philadelphia Ward 8 Dist 22 (2nd Enum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1421; Page: 305A; Image: 613; Family History Library Film: 552920.


One Response to “January 10-12, 1863”

  1. March 14, 2014 at 2:46 PM #

    Monday: I think “Hather” is Father

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