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September 21-23, 1864

September, WEDNESDAY, 21, 1864.

enjoyed the meeting very much I have bin very busy putting away my Clothes in the afternoon i went to help make morning for the Poor

THURSDAY, 22.

little orphan in the evening mr foster taken nell and i to the festival mr Steward was buried to day he was taken to the church Mr gibbs Spoke very well over him

FRIDAY, 23.

very busy all day getting ready to go see Father in the evening i went to meeting very few out some missionary from africa spoke foster was there he is quite a beau

Annotation 1

On Wednesday, September 21, 1864, the Central Presbyterian Church on Lombard Street, approximately a half mile from Emilie’s Seventh Street Presbyterian Church, held “a grand concert,” according to The Christian Recorder. The students of the Sabbath School under the direction of “renowned Professor A. Burris” performed in the church, “crowded to its utmost capacity, and many failed to secure a seat.” After the concert, ladies from the church provided refreshments in the church basement. While Emilie mentioned attending a festival in her entry of September 22, 1864, it may be that she referred to the Wednesday concert at Central Presbyterian. “Presbyterian Church, Lombard Street,” The Christian Recorder, September 24, 1864.

Annotation 2

Samuel Sewards’ death certificate indicates that he died of hemorrhaging lungs. Samuel Sewards’ death certificate indicates that he died of hemorrhaging lungs.

Samuel Stewards’ death certificate indicates that he died of hemorrhaging lungs. He was buried on September 22, 1864. “Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JXY5-9PG : accessed 08 May 2013), Samuel Steward, 1864.

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