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May 21-23, 1864

May, SATURDAY, 21, 1864.

concert but i was afraid of taken cold butiful morning my two mentors have come the mormons i  think three on me this morning Nell was up thi evening i did not go


out lovely morning i did not go to church as i would liked to this morning i went to church in the afternoon Dr Martin Preached he spoke Beutiful but most to lengthly in the evening Nel


and i went to central heard a very good sermon fine day Nell and Sue were both here i went down to Mr livelys had quite a nice lesson then went down to school and settled the business concerning the organ


Annotation 1

Emilie might have attended a sermon delivered by former slave and noted abolitionist, John Sella Martin.

The Rev. John Sella Martin was a Presbyterian minister noted in The Christian Recorder for making sermons from New York to Washington.  On January 25, 1865, Martin lectured in Philadelphia, so he may have made an appearance at Emilie’s church. “Washington Correspondence,” The Christian Recorder, July 9, 1864; “A Letter from New York,” The Christian Recorder, April 27, 1864.


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