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May 30- June 1, 1864

May, MONDAY, 30, 1864.

lovely day I have bin quite busy to day  getting ready to go away Mary went home to day i went up to the church in the evening i went down to mr livelys as usal then to school


quite Pleasant very busy all day in the evening we all went to st Thomases to […] riely married then to Mr Tearband to meeting we had quite a well meeting


to day has bin quite dull we had quit a large fire in our neoghborhood this afternoon school houses had their roofes burned off the fire was

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St. Thomas African Episcopal Church, 1859

St. Thomas African Episcopal Church, founded in 1792 by Absalom Jones, was one of the oldest African American churches in Philadelphia.  In 1857 the church was located at the corner of Fifth and Adelphi Streets.  In William T. Catto’s 1857 history of the First African Presbyterian Church, St. Thomas’ church was identified as “Protestant Episcopal.”  William T. Catto, A Semi-Centenary Discourse Delivered in the First African Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, 1857: with a History of the Church from its First Organisation, Philadelphia: Joseph M. Wilson, 1857, 107.


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