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July 9-11, 1865

Sunday, July 9, 1865.

very Pleasant this morning i went to Church Mr white exorted in the after noon we had Preaching the Public has met with a sad loss in the Dea

Monday 10

th [death] of Dr Wilson he Died yesterday at 6 o clock in the morning lizzie sent for me this evening she is to be married on thursday night i went to the meeting very satisfactory Nell was the

Tuesday 11

re [there] concluded to continue as we are untill full very Cloudy all day tom was up here to say goodby he goes to seek his future i had a letter from alf [Alfred] on

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According to his death certificate, James H. Wilson died on July 9, 1865 of acute dysentery, “a disease attended with fever, inflammation, and ulceration of the large intestine and characterized by gripping pains, constant desire to evacuate bowels and the discharge of mucus and blood.”  Webster’s New International Dictionary, Reference History Edition, Springfield, MA: G&C Merriam Company, 1910.

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