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January 16-18, 1863

Friday, January 16, 1863.

[…] last night i spent a very agreeable evening at agustes with Nellie Cristy and Mary very favorite Nellie did not get up here to day i have not bin out all

Saturday 17

day very stormy yesterday morning in the afternoon father whent out to Mr Cales Sue was up here this evening very cold i stoped down home and at Nell she was quite scick

Sunday 18

clear and cold this morning i did not go to church in the morning in the afternoon i went out with father to cales we had a missionary to Preach for us

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The Philadelphia Inquirer noted that the rain had caused the river to rise in Louisville, PA. This was most likely a reference to the Delaware River that runs between Philadelphia and Camden, NJ. Had the Delaware risen in Louisville, the high water would have flowed south into the city. “The Weather,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, January 19, 1863.

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