Wednesday, January 25, 1865.
clear and little cold we the rev martin lectures to night expected to go but was disapponted Vincent [...] could not go Nell did not go
exceedingly cold i went to Mr livelys had a very nice lesson in the after noon we went up town we spent quite a Pleasent time we came down in the cars very cold this
morning [...] Alfred went over to see Frank he stoped and bought me my rings Nell was up in the afternoon she seemed quite dull
Emilie may have intended to attend a lecture hosted by the Social, Civil, and Statistical Association of the Colored People of Pennsylvania. Reverend James Sella Martin, a “truly eloquent and pulpit orator, and lecturer” spoke before the association on January 25 at Concert Hall in Philadelphia. Rev. Martin lectured on the “friends of the Union in England,” and the Black Swan performed. The Recorder concluded that Rev. Martin’s lecture “stands second to none of the previous addresses made during the winter.” “Rev. Sella Martin,” The Christian Recorder, January 21, 1865; “Rev. S. Martin,” The Christian Recorder, February 4, 1865.