Monday, May 4, 1863.
Bridal parties came in and were married i expected to hear some objection [...] not a word the bride looked lovely the church was crowed no school Nell was up
here a little while meeting at [...] very few out the groom was not there to night the grand supper comes off the Sons of St Thomas
very stormy tomorrow is exsamination Nellie has not bin up to day Mary A was up here in all the rain I cut her dress body
The Sons of St. Thomas was a “beneficial society” created by members of the St. Thomas African Episcopal Church in 1823. Gatewood, Aristocrats of Color, 280. http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/maai/community/text5/negrosocietiesphil.pdf