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March 28-30, 1864

March, MONDAY, 28, 1864.

very interesting class it was at […] quite Pleasent to day i went to Mr Livelys had a very nice lesson then went down to school Sue and vincent went to the fair


i went down home and fitted sarahs dress then went to meeting had a very nice meting after meeting Mary and i went to the fair it was very nice


quite disagreeable all day raining barker came up and spent the evening with me we had quite a nice little chat Nell and […] wister stoped on their way

Annotation 1

The Ladies’ Union Association again hosted a fair for the benefit of sick and wounded colored soldiers, on this occasion at the Concert Hall and lasting a week, beginning on March 28. Emilie writes in her diary of attending this particular fair on three separate days and notes rainy and damp weather on the three days she did not attend the fair. In an April 30, 1864 article titled “The Ladies’ Fair, Held in Concert Hall, for Soldiers,” the Christian Recorder reported that the fair raised $1032.84, though the poor weather apparently lowered the expected attendance, leaving “about three hundred dollars worth of goods unsold.” The article notes that the Ladies’ Union Association donated $200 of the proceeds to the Penn Relief Association, “for the benefit of the sick and wounded colored soldiers.” “The Ladies’ Fair, Held in Concert Hall, for Soldiers,” The Christian Recorder, April 30, 1864.


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