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July 15-17, 1863

Wednesday, July 15, 1863.

was not there this has bin quiet [quite] a holiday i have not seen Nellie to day i do not like the prospect of having no work all sum

Thursday 16

mer [summer] very fine morning the folks go off i am happy to say i stop i […] untill most nine o clock i staid in Nellies all

Friday 17

night i am all most tired of doing nothing ready i went up to buzards after […] things […]

Annotation 1

In the summer, Emilie worked as a domestic just outside the city. She worked for the Harris family in 1863. African-American women often supported themselves cleaning, cooking, and caring for other women’s children. Jones, American Work, 280-281.


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