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March 2-4, 1865

Thursday, March 2, 1865

raining fast this morning i went Down to Mr livelys it comenced raining before i got home i went up and got my Potos they are very good I did not get far from home to day

Friday, March 3, 1865

still raining Ellens Throat is better i Fear mine is getting soare i had not seen anything of Mary since Monday Vincent spent the evening with me

Saturday, March 4, 1865

he is very affectionate the grand celebration of the union league came off last night very well attended rainey this morning clear in the evening i went home

 


Annotation 1

The Union League celebration to which Emilie referred likely was held at Concert Hall, on Chestnut Street, in honor of the recently passed constitutional amendment to abolish slavery.  In a notice appearing in The Christian Recorder on February 25, 1865 the Colored People’s Union League Association celebration promised music under the direction of William A. Burris and lectures by several prominent speakers including John S. Rock, a doctor, a lawyer, an abolitionist and the first African American lawyer admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States. “Grand Demonstration,” The Christian Recorder, February 25, 1865.

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