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July 18-20, 1863

Saturday, July 18, 1863.

me som lunch wich was very nice it rained so hard last night i did not go to meeting to day i have bin busy helping to clean up i do not

Sunday 19

feel so idle I went to church in the morning very few out in the afternoon i went to Sunday school i taught Liz and Nells classes after church Mary and I went

Monday 20

down to offer us certain days mother with in the evening Sarah duglos [Douglass] and i went to cristys to […] bin a lovely day i have

Annotation 1

This Sarah Douglass may have been the stepdaughter of Sarah Mapps Douglass, an active member of the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society (PFASS) and a teacher at the Institute for Colored Youth. If this is the correct Sarah Douglass, she was 23 years old in 1863, an age-appropriate peer for Emilie Davis. Dunbar, A Fragile Freedom, 70-71.


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