Clara's Diary, 1865

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Clara's Diary, 1865

Subject

Money; Cost; Diaries; Textiles; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Death and burial; Brothers and sisters; Family; Death; Teenagers and adults; Chores; Schoolgirls; Rocky Mountain spotted fever; Health; Maple syrup; Christianity

Description

This is Clara Noyes' diary for the year 1865. She is a teenager as she writes this diary, turning 15. She writes about her siblings, showing especial favoritism for her sister, Mary, who she sometimes calls May. Clara discusses her chores, school, and her friends. Her brothers, Edward and Francis, often leave home to go to the "Sugar Camp" to procure and make maple syrup. She is a quintessential teenager, wondering what her life purpose is and admiring her brothers' partners, Hannah and Cynthia. She also writes about greater socio-political happenings, including the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. At the end of the diary she catalogs the ages of her family, the deaths of people she knows, and the cost of fabrics she buys.

Creator

Noyes, Clara F.

Source

Loose, The College of Wooster, Special Collections, Noyes Collection

Publisher

Unpublished

Date

1865

Contributor

Council on Library and Information Resources Hidden Special Collections Grant

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PDF

Language

eng (English)

Type

Text

Identifier

noyes_c_diaries_964

Coverage

United States Civil War, 1861-1865
Assassination of Lincoln, 1865

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[Note: Front black cover of diary with white sticker captioned in blue pen, "Clara 1865"]
[Note: recd is a brevigraph for received]
[Note: every month and date is stamped on the page, with ornamental decorations]

[u]Clara Noyes[/u]
Clara and Mary
Mary and Clara
[u]Clara Noyes[/u]
A Christmas present
Seville
Medina County
[u]Ohio[/u]

My little diary.
PERPETUAL
DIARY.
A. LIEBENROTH & VON AUW.
25 BEEKMAN STREET,
NEW YORK.

[Note: Written sideways] Cassie and May Noyes, May 8th '65.
Clara Noyes.
Entered, according to Act of Congress in the year 1862, by
A. LIEBENROTH & VON AUW,
in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States,
for the Southern District of New York.

From "Santa Claus" The
friend of "[u]Christmas[/u]"
Clara Noyes
Calendar of 1865.
[Note: Calendar]

My "[u]Diary" Ill not forsake thee
For you my friend shall be
My duties Ill daily try to do
And then Ill daily tell them you[/u]

January.
1.
"The Sabbath"
To day begins the year /65. We do not
know what changes may take place
before another year shall have lived
and died. Let me then with the new
year begin to try to live each day so
that at its close I may see some
little good done. I did not go to meet
ing to day as Father is sick Em Sarah
& Mary went I fear it will be a [u]long[/u] time
before Father can preach again.
2.
Monday
I slept under a feather bed so that I
did not rise untill 8 instead of 6
Mary went to school as usual,
Em & Sarah washed. I washed dish
es made beds swept cooked & &
Father seems a little better. Libbie
Smith Mrs Chambers Mr Painter and
Doctor Bigham all called during the
day. Frank is hauling wood. Not so cold
3.
Tuesday
Dr Bigham called, he thinks
Father is getting better
Mary & I have been chopping meat
for pies. I went down to the P.O be
fore breakfast. I wrote to Hattie
last night and Edward wrote
to Matt. I am tired to night.

January 4.
Wednesday
Mary went to school but has just
got home Dr. Bigham called to see
Father. Father had two bad chills
last night and one again this
morning He is getting worse in
stead of better. William Hamsher
& wife from Doylestown called
Supper is ready & I must go
Father did not have another chill
[?Little Lillie?] came back
5.
Thursday
Father is a great deal worse than
he has been. DrBigham and Mr.
Hamsher just called Dr B. has been
up once before to day. Edward has
written to Matt & Henry and Hatt
& I expect [?Matt?] will come home
We are all feeling very bad To night
[note: smudge across paper]
about our darling Father. The Dr
thinks he will be better or worse in
6.
Friday
the morning,
Father is so much worse Mr
Hamsher staid with him last night
The Dr thinks he will never get better
Drs Allen & Bigham have just
called & I guess they both think
Father is no better. I hope Matt
will be here tomorrow. Good night

January.
7.
Saturday evening
The Dr thought Father was bet-
ter this morning but he has ^[just] had
a [u]bad chill[/u] just now, I feel
almost certain he will never
get well and what will we do
without our [u]darling[/u]. "Father"
Matt came home to day, Ms
[illegible] Mr [?Coy?] & Mary,, & the
Chamber girls called, also W Harris
8.
The..holy......Sabbath
None of us went to any meet
ing. Mr Hamsher went to Me
dina for Dr Hard to day and
he is have to watch to night
Dr's Bigham Allen & Hard are
to hold
council to night if [?our?]
Dr Hard comes Mrs Martin
Mrs Shaw Mrs Leitzell & [note: ink blot] [?others?]
called we are all feeling bad
9.
Monday
Very little hope of Father is
left us. We must hope for the best
but the worst seems almost at hand
Many have called to day but of course
could not see him. They telegraphed
for Hatt & Henry last Sabbath A M.
& I suppose will get here this week

January.
10.
Tuesday
The Dr thinks Father is a little better
to night Dr Allen called to day
Mother is hardly straight to night
It really seems good to have Matt
here at home. We expect Henry
& Hatt home to morrow, Sarah
has the headache to night It is a
very cold blustering blowy snowy
night Mary went to school to day
11.
Wednesday
Dr Bigham thinks Father is better
to day. I do hope he will keep better
Horace Dowd is going to watch to night
Henry & Hatt did not come to day
but they will probably come tomorrow
It is splendid sleighing but I dont
expect we can have a chance to enjoy
it. Mr Hamsher & Mr Caughey called
Em & Sarah are sewing & Edward & Matt
are talking
12.
Thursday
Dr Allen Called. Father is worse
to day. Henry and & Hatt have not come
yet. Callie & Hester called,
I went over to Mr Shaws to day
Dr Bigham is not coming up
to night Frank went to the village
& brought up Father some medicine

January.
13.
Friday
Drs Allen & Bigham both called. Mary is out
sleigh riding and so I will have to go to
bed alone. Father is better to night.
I put up the horses (Doll & Ned) to night
& thought it was nice for ,, Henry & Hat
did not come to day. Mr & Mrs Lee from
Lafayette called I went to the village
with them. Have had a little time to sew
to day & it seemed so good. "Good night"
14.
Saturday night
Edward hauled wood. Mary has
a bad cold & I am afraid she
cant sleep to night. Father, does
not seem as well to night & Dr
Bigham thinks to day is the turn
ing point. Henry & Hatt did not
come to day. [?Starin?] Welles called
Well I guess it is my bed time
Good night and pleasant dreams
15.
The holy Sabbath
Did not go to meeting but Edward
and Matt & Emily went to the Baptist
meeting & heard Rev Wm Lyon preach
Father is about the same. It will
^[be] so good to have over our own meeting again
Father has some boils on hi arms
They are very painful and sore,

January.
16.
Monday
Em & Sarah washed, Mary & I cleaned, & Edward [?slept?] &c
Matt dont know when she will go back.
Henry & Hatt dident make their
appearence. We did not get any letters
to night. I got up eat breakfast
helped do the dishes made the beds
did the mopping then I sewed
a while & then got supper & put
up the horses helped do the dishes
17.
Tuesday
Henry & Hatt came home , We
did not expect them much
to day. They will hardly be
contented to stay at home
after they have been gone so
long. Em went to school
to day. I went down to the
village this A M. Father
is about the same the Dr dident
come
[Note: sideways in the margin] Father is better.
18.
Wednesday
I guess I will write with a pen to night
Dr Allen is here to night. Dr Bigham
thinks Father is about the same.
Matt got a letter to night I expec
ted one but dident get it. So nice
to have ^[Our] own Henry & Hattie here,
now we are all at home once more

January.
19.
"Thursday" "night"
I went to prayer meeting
there were about 20 there
It is very cold to night
Father does not [u]seem[/u] as
well as he was yesterday
but I hope he is. Sarah & I
sleep in the bedroom to night.
[u]I received a letter from Henry[/u]
to night & Hatt got one from
cousin Adelia
Friday
20.
Father has some boils on both arms
+ they trouble him very much.
Dr Bigham has not been up here
to day "Rev Mr Barr" from Canaan
came up to see Father to day & it tired
Father very much to see him. Em went
to school [illegible] day. Hattie is writing to
Cousin Adelia. I have been washing
dishes, most all day & helped do up the
things out doors
21.
Saturday night
I wrote to Aunt Fay to night
Marys school did not keep so
she was at home. Fathers
boils look [u]awfully.[/u] How I do
pity him & he is [u]so[/u] patient
Edward & Frank have been hauling
wood. Well it is bedtime Good night

January.
22.
The Sabbath
[u]Henry[/u] gave us an [u]excellent[/u] sermon
his text was from Isaiah 55th 6 & 7th
"Seek ye the Lord while he may be
found; call ye upon him while he
is near". [?Is?] We all went except Frank
& Father. We had no Sabbath School.
Dr Bigham said that Father was
"doing splendidly". How differently
we feel from what we did 2 weeks
ago.
23
Monday evening
The Dr did not come to day, but
Father seems better, though he im
proves so slowly it is hardly percep-
tible. [u]Our own little[/u] "Lillie" came,
back again, but I expect she will
be off again in a day or two.
Matt expects to go back to morrow,
Edward & Frank butchered pigs
to day, I, put out the horses fine
[illegible]
24
Tuesday night
Henry HattiE Edward & Matt
have gone to Mr Cranes to call I do
not envy them much for although
it is "splendid sleighing" it is [u]very[/u]
cold. Father is about the same,
his carbuncles are a little better.
Oh we [u]never[/u] can be thankful enough.
[Note: sideways in the margin] Lillie is still here

January
25.
Wednesday
Dr. Bigham did not speak as encourag-
ingly as he did Sunday. Father's boils
are better. Matt went back to Hayesville
this morning. She will be gone a-
bout 8 weeks. She is going to graduate
in the Spring. HEnry expects to go back
to morrow. I put up the horses. Ed
ward & HEnry are at prayer meeting
Rev Wm Lyon & Mr. [?Whitside?] called.
26.
Thursday
HEnry concluded not to go back un-
til Monday. Henry Hattie Edward
and Sarah have gone to prayer
meeting. Frank is dressing Fathers
boils. Dr. B-- did not come up to
day. Father has talked more than [---] usual
to day. Hattie baked 12 pies and some
[?fried?] cakes & Sarah made the bread &
ironed. It is very cold indeed. We are
[Note: sideways in the margin] going to take Lillie to bed.
27.
Friday evening
Father is about the same Dr B--
did not come up. Mary and I
are going to write to Clarissa &
Cynthia [?Benton?] to night. We are
going to be very busy to morrow.
Frank threw Rover down cellar

January.
28.
Saturday night
Henry Hattie Edward & Sarah
have gone to the Association. Henry
expects to preach to morrow. Mary
has been at home to day. Edward went
down to have his photographs taken
I guess Benedict is a very good artist
Father is about the same only his boils
are getting better. I put up the horses
to night. It is not near as cold. Good Bye
29.
The Sabbath
Henry preached from Isaiah 53.1
"Who hath believed our report
and to whom is the arm of the
Lord revealed," He also talked
about the "Christian Communion"
It was very interesting indeed.
Father is about the same.
The people here gave Henry
13 dollars for preaching.
30.
Monday.
Henry went back to Pittsburg this
morning and will stay about 12
weeks. Edward & Hattie took him
down to Wooster and Hattie bought
Matts merino dress / dozen plates & / [?12?]
cups & saucers & Mary & I some cali
co dresses, but I must go. Good night

JANUARY.
31.
Tuesday
Dea [?Chapin?] called this afternoon
and said something about a do
nation for us. Rev Wm Lyon is
going to have a donation next
week. Father is getting stronger ev
erday. he sit up a little to much
in the rocking chair. John Cham
bers & wife called here this evening
and they went in to see Father.
Mr. John Lee & Fanny called
Mother went up to see ^[old] Mrs Horton
this morning. Marys school [?keeper?]
only two weeks more. I went down
to Mr Hamsher's shop this morning
& bought some [?drag?] braid thread
&c. I sewed some on my [u]new dress[/u]
Edward bought a [u][?carder?][/u] for the hor
ses & that is so nice, he feels bad
to night, and I am so sorry.
We got a letter from Matt to night
The Baptists have meetings every
night. Em Nye is going to be im
mersed next Sabbath. We are so
lonesome without Henry and I
dont know what we shall do
if Hattie [note: stain at bottom of page obscuring words for bottom two lines] goes back. Good bye Janu
ary and now I must welcome Feb-

FEBRUARY.
1.
Wednesday- Evening.
Mary's school closes next week. We (Mary,
& I) have been sliding a little to night
& then we went down to the P.O. we
saw Delia Bates on the way home
[u]Edward[/u] Hattie Frank Em & Sarah
are down to Dea [?Chapin's?] to [?Ebens?] in
fair. Mother has been talking incessant
ly to day. Father is about the same
We have been busy all day.
2.
Thursday
Frank Hattie Em & Sarah have gone to pray-
er meeting. I should have liked to have
gone very much indeed but could not
very well be spared. Edward feels so
bad he could not go & Mother staid with
Father. "Our" little [u]Lillie[/u] came back last night
Father is gaining strength as fast as can
be expected. Hattie & I sewed some on my
new dress. Sarah has two sore fingers
3.
Friday
Frank borrowed a meat cutter of
Dea Chapin and so we are cutting
up the meat to night. Mary has been
to the head twice this week & so she
will get a prize. Father is about the
same. Edward has [note: stain at bottom of page obscuring pieces of bottom two lines] gone to the P.O.
Em is writing her [?composition?]

FEBRUARY.
4.
Saturday evening.
Edward Hattie & Sarah went into Mr. Whi
tings school this afternoon but they found
the rhetorical exercises finished. Frank Em
& Hattie have gone to association. Edward feels [u]very[/u]
bad and so he did not go. Frank borrowed
a sausage filler & so we filled our sausages.
Father sits up a good deal now. Hattie bought
me a new skeleton and it is a real nice
one. Sarah's finger pains her very bad now.
5.
The Sabbath
"Hattie Em Mary & I" went down and
heard Rev. Wm Lyon preach his text was
1st Corinthians 15th 10th. We expected to see
Hannah Leitzell & Ida Warren immersed
but they are not to be baptized until next
Sabbath. Josephine Williams [u]died[/u] last
night at 12 oclock of spotted fever 12 hours
before her death she was in perfect health.
I went to school with her last fall.
6.
Monday evening
Hattie & Em washed. I cleaned and
fixed up our room up stairs so that it looks
[u]real[/u] pretty. Mary received for a prize Maj
Gen Rosecrans photograph. the funeral of
a little Thompson girl was attended to day
Father walked a little to day he is gaining
strength faster than could be expected.

FEBRUARY.
7.
[u]Tuesday evening[/u]
Deacon Bell died this morning.
He was 96 years old and very feeble,
Mary came home this noon.
Hattie has been baking most all day,
and I have been "washing dishes a
good share of the time, Father walk-
ed some to day. Sarah went to school
with Em to day & it was lonesome with
out her. I am real tired to night
8.
WEdnesday
Rev Wm Lyon's donation is to night. None
of our folks went. Mother wrote to Aunt
Fay to day. My new calico dress is about
done. Mary's school is out this week,
Deacon Bells funeral is to morrow.
Hattie got a letter from [u]Maggie[/u] to day
"Little Lillie" hasent come back yet and
I am afraid she wont come back for a while.
Edward feels a good deal better to night
9.
Thursday
Frank Hattie Em & Sarah have gone to
prayer meeting, Edward feels bad again
Edward Hatt Em & Sarah went to Dea
Bell's funeral this A.M. Mr Patton &
Mr Hamsher called to see Father,
We are to have a donation next week
I cant hardly wait Rev Wm Lyon received 180,

FEBRUARY.
10.
Friday Evening
Starin Welles just called, Father walk
ed round the room considerable to-day.
Frank has just come from the Vill-
age. Hattie is writing to Adelia to
night. I have had a good deal of
time to sew to day, more than u-
sual. Hattie & I cleaned out the
"baby draw" to day, Mary's school
is probably out tomorrow. Lillie's
come back.
11.
Saturday evening
Edward Frank Hattie & Em have gone
to the musical "[u]Association[/u]" leaving Sarah
Mother Mary & I at home with Father
Father walked out into the sitting
room to day but I am afraid he got
cold. We got a letter from Mattie to day.
Mary's school keeps 2 weeks longer but
[u]she "graduates" to day. We have been very
busy all day. Edward [u]feels bad[/u] to night
12.
The Sabbath
WE wanted to go down & see Hannah
& Ida immersed but the wind drift-
ed the snow so last night that we
could not go. Edward feels [u]awfully[/u]
to day, Father caught cold yesterday
coming into the sitting room. I am
sorry this page is blotted so [u]bad[/u].
[Note: sideways across the other writing]
Lillie is still at home.

FEBRUARY.
13.
Monday night
^[Hatt & Em] Washed ^[Mary & I] Cleaned. Mary was at
home all day. It will seem so queer
to have her at home all the time.
Mary & I cleaned out the pantry, O [u]so[/u]
clean [u]Oh so clean[/u]. We have been very
busy all day, "[u]Eva Lamb[/u]" has been here
all the afternoon. Hannah Leitzell
was immersed yesterday but Ida
Warren was not. It is "quite cold"
14.
Tuesday
My head aches "[u]awfully[/u]" to night.
Father is not as well to night. Edward
Hattie & Em have gone down to Sarah
Leitzell's this weel. Mary & I finished
the morning work at 10 oclock AM,
and we had a pleasant time
out of doors, this PM. Perhaps
that was what caused my headache
"Sarah Leitzele" called. It has been very
"[u]warm[/u]"
15.
Wednesday
Our donation is tomorrow Eve. I wrote
a letter to Miss Stanley to day. I have
had the headache some to day.
Lillie came back after an absence
of 1/2 hour. Edward feels terribly,
Hattie made 15 pies, I ironed and
Mary washed dishes.

FEBRUARY.
16.
Thursday
I have the headache real bad to
night. Mother Mary Frank Hattie Em
& Sarah went but Father Edward & I
had to stay at home. I fed Father,
and made his bed. Father received
$134.95 of it were paid in money [illegible]
[?by?] greenbacks. Mr & Mrs Hamsher gave
us two ^dress patters 1 of calico & 1 of sum-
mer shallow, a very good time
17.
Friday
Edward has just come from P.M.
& got a letter for [u]Frank[/u] from [u]Hannah[/u]
Matt Paton at donation gave Father
a sermon book & mother a needle
book. Ed & Frank went up to ^[the] other
[illegible] forenoon. Hattie did up all
the things out of doors to night
we have not had much house
work to do today. getting cold.
18.
Saturday
We had supper real early and so
got the work done early. We wore
our new calico dresses this afternoon
Mother went down and had Mr
Gibson fix her teeth. Em got me
a new pair of shoes they cost $3.
Hattie is almost sick with a cold

FEBRUARY.
19.
Sabbath
We had a meeting at "our own" church
Dea Chapin read a sermon, there
were only a few out. Callie
Powers was married to day at the
methodist church. hattie did
not go, she feels pretty sick with
a cold, "Poor girl" I can sympathize
with her,, Well Mary has laid
down & will soon be asleep if I dont
hurry
20.
Monday
Edward & Frank have been up to the oth
er place all day, copping wood.
"[u]Lillie[/u]" came back. Edward is down
to the Village (commonly called Seville)
Em & Sarah washed. Mary and I
"cleaned," It has been very pleasant
all day, I want Frank photo----
have been teazing him for it
and have got it at last.
21.
Tuesday
Edward & Frank have been up to
the other place all day. Edward
thinks "[u]sugar making[/u]" is "almost at
hand." Hatt Mary & I have been
pretty busy to day. Mary & I
ducked Graypuss Clover & Lillie
in a tub of [u]cold[/u] water

FEBRUARY.
22.
Wednesday
Mr Hulbert called Mother Mary
& I picked over the apples
Frank bought a barrel of salt,
[?Elvina?] Randall Romando [?Hay?] &
Miss Fitz have the "spotted fever"
They are very sick, Father is not
quite as well, his lungs are getting
sore again. Frank got a new broom
and some crackers for Father &c.
23.
Thursday
Em & Sarah came from school and told
us the sad news of Alvina Randalls
death. She died of spotted fever, it
is spreading & a good many in the
village are having it now. Hattie
Mary & I have just returned
from prayer meeting. It is very
muddy indeed. I pity the poor
horses when it is so muddy.
24.
Friday
Mrs Fitz died to day of spotted
fever, this fever is spreading
rapidly, Edward & Frank have
been up to "sugar camp" all day
I did up the things to night
all alone. Father is a little better
he came out in the sitting room

FEBRUARY.
25.
Saturday
Mr Benedict the artist was taken
with the fever to day. Mrs J Caughey
is better to day. Romando, Hay is
no better. James Gilgrest died
this morning, Fathers heart troubles
him some he gets [u]so[/u] tired days,
I am [u]so[/u] sorry for him. Edward
& Frank have been making [illegible]
for the "sugar camp". It is rainy.
26.
The Sabbath
We recd [received] a letter from Medway telling
us the sad news of Uncle Masons
death, he died of Paralysis & did not
open his eyes or hardly speak during
all that time. He suffered a great
deal, he was confined to his bed 3
weeks. Poor Aunt Mason & Myra. We
can never be thankful enough that
[u]our[/u] Father "is still spared to us,
27.
Monday
Mrs Powers (senior) died yesterday
of the same fever, I copied off
Aunt Fays letter to night as
it is to be remailed to Gilbert.
We have been busy all day, Hattie
& Em are making Mothers new
calico dress.
[Note: sideways over the 26th entry]
I went to meeting
heard Rev Mr Myers preach from
John 15th [?11?] He is going to preach
again to night

FEBRUARY.
28.
Tuesday-
Mr McDowell called. He wants
Hattie to "take charge" of Sallie.
Sallie is going to [u]Baltimore[/u] to help.
Libbie & Robert McDowell take
care of "their baby". Soon she will
be at "Point of Rocks" in her [?DH?]
with Mrs Jones. "Our little Lillie"
came back but I fear she will
[--29--]
mistake.
leave us again soon. Edward and
Frank have been up to the "sugar
camp", & they tapped 66 tries.
They did not get home till late
and so I "did up the things" out
doors viz put up the horses fed
the cattle and sheep, etc. I have been
thinking how lonesome poor Aunt
Mason will be. Romando Hay
is very sick. They have thought
him dying all day. Mrs Benedict
is a little better. Hattie has been
to "town" I bought some hdkf's
& cloth. Mary & I are making up
6 sheets & I doz pillow cases. We
made only 2 to day. Sarah is busy
writing her paper. She & Callie
Chambers have [?one?] together. Good bye

MARCH.
1.
Wednesday
To day begins another month
Edward & Frank are up to the "Sugar
Camp". So I guess I will do up
the things. Romando Hay died
last night. Mrs Benedict is very
sick but they think she is easier
to day. They do not ring the [illegible]
for it throws her into spasms.
[u]"Mary & I"[/u] sewed on some sheets.
[Note: sideways]
Lillie went back
2.
Thursday
Frank went up to the "other place" &
found the sap running over. I
did up the things and in coming
over the road my boot came off,
Em & Sarahs school closes tomorrow
Hattie goes back [--tomorrow--] ^[Monday]. Oh how
we shall miss her. I [--mde--] made
one of Hatts new aprons & part
of another. Mrs BEnedict is [u]better[/u].
3.
Friday
We recieved a letter from Henry this
morning & he said he could go on his
mission next Fall. Hattie also got
one from "Maggie". I did up the things
& unharnessed "Old Fan" [illegible] Ed & F
have just got home. The sick folks
are all better, I am tired to night

MARCH.
4.
Saturday evening
Edward & Frank "sugared off" to
day & the sugar they brough home
was very nice. Hattie wanted to
go up but it "snowed & blowed" so
that she couldent. It seems strange
to have Em & Sarah at home all day
They brough home syrup & are
going to sugar it off Monday if they
get time. Hattie is getting read.
[Note: sideways]
I did something I am sorry for
5.
The Sabbath
Frank Hattie Em & Sarah went to the
Baptist meeting, they [?saw?] Delia Bates
Ida Warren Hulsey [?Hulbert?] & Charley
Warren immersed. Mary & I are
so sorry that we dident go,
To day is Hatties birth day she is
21 years old. Edward feels [u]bad[/u],
I hate to have her go to City
Point so bad. How we shall miss
her.
6
Monday Evening
Edward & Frank have just return
ed from the "sugar camp." They
think of "sugaring off" tomorrow
How I wish we could go,
Hattie left us at 7AM, We
miss her very much. Sarah
gave me a talking too",

MARCH.
7.
Tuesday
Edward sugared off at home
to day. So we all had plenty
of wax & hot sugar to eat. Sarah
& I "did up the things" to night
I made Mary a [u]nice[/u] apron
out of two old ones. Frank is
going to stay up at the sugar
Camp all night so M & I
can sleep in the girls bedroom.
8.
Wednesday
We did not have much
housework to do. I have been
sewing most all day. Frank
is writing to Hannah H------
I helped Edward [u]unharness[/u]
I made a hdkf & c. It is so
very muddy. E & F sugared off
and got 62 pounds. Mr Lee
& Fannie called this after noon
9.
Thursday
None of us went to meeting for
it is so awful muddy. Sarah
& I did up the things. Mr Bingham
an old man half crazy has been
here most all day & we all got
so tired of hearing him talk
Lillie hasnot come back yet

MARCH.
10.
Friday
We got a letter from Hattie,
she was at Pittsburg when she
wrote. It has been very pleas-
ant all day [u]over head[/u] but
not [u]under foot[/u]. Edward &
Frank did not go up to sugar
camp to day. Sarah had her
shoe mended. I put up the hor-
ses. M & I have had a [u]frolic[/u].
11.
Saturday
Em has been writing to Hattie
Edward feels [u]so[/u] bad to day, I am
[u]so[/u] sorry for him. What would we
not be willing to do if we could only
see him happy. I helped Edward do
up the things. Frank has been to town
Edward & Frank went up to the other place
Last Sabbath was Hattie's birthday
Oh, we miss Hattie so very much.
12.
The Sabbath
Frank Em Sarah Mary & I went to the Baptist
meeting & heard Rev Wm Lyon preach His
text was from Nehemiah 6.3. Emily & Sarah
staid to the bible class but M & I came home.
[u]Poor dead Edward,[/u] When [u]will he get over this[/u]
Charley Emersons funeral is to day
Oh, how we miss our own dear Hattie
[Note: sideways]
[u]have tried to come
to Christ[/u]

MARCH.
13.
Monday
Em & Sarah washed & then went up
to sugar camp & spent the rest of the
day up there. Mary & I have
not had a very pleasant day
troubles to numerous to mention
have crossed our path, I did
up the things. Mr Bingham call
ed to day. Lillie has not come
back, Edward feels bad,
14.
Tuesday
Mary & I spent the day up to "sugar
Camp". Before we went we asked
Delia Bates to go with us & when we 3
had just got started. Hannah---
Leitzell joined us. We all had a
first rate time. Sarah went up
horseback. Mr Timothy Dowd and
Joe Harrie were up there some of
the time. Edward did not go
15.
Wednesday
Father is a good deal worse to day
His lungs feel real bad again so that
he can hardly talk. I did not sleep
last night for I had the teethache
it has ached all day to day.
Emily went to Aid society,
Edward & Frank are down town.

MARCH.
16.
Thursday evening
I rode down to the P.O. on horse-
back but did not get anything
Mary & I cleaned out our
clothes chest. Sarah & I "did
up the things." Edward & Frank
went up to the "Sugar Camp,"
Father feels a good deal better
to day. It has been raining hard
all day. They burnt their sugar
17.
[u]Friday[/u]
Sarah rode up to "Sugar
Camp" with Edward on horse
back, She rode on [u]old[/u] Fan
& came home to night rather
tired. Mary went back to
Mrs Shaws to carry home her
coffee pot. Frank is down
to the Village. Fayjer
went out doors to day,
18.
Saturday
We recd [received] a letter from Henry
last night containing two
of his photographs, he said that
he had got Mother a ^[nice] photo -- album
& all the rest of us a photographs
Mary & I played with [u]"Rover"[/u]
Mary is angry with me now
she [?aint?].

MARCH.
19.
Sabbath
Frank Sarah Masy & I went to the
Methodist church & heard Rev Mr
Reider preach from, the word
"The world" [u]passeth away[/u]. It was
the funeral sermon for Mrs
Powers who died 3 weeks ago,
Edward & Em went to the Bap
tist meeting. Mary & I went after
meeting and saw Josephine Brown
immersed
[Note: diagonally across the passage]
She looked real pretty
I never saw any one
immersed before
Edward feels so awfully
to day. When will he ever get
over this.
Henry comes home in a little more
than a month.
Edward wants to see him so bad. Martha
comes home next Friday, or Saturday
Frank has gone to meeting, to night to hear
Mr Crandall preach.
Father is going to sleep in
the bedroom to
night.
Good
night.
20
Monday [u]Em & Sarah washed[/u]. Edward
ploughed. Frank went up to
Sugar Camp but did not find
much sap, Father [u]walked[/u] round
[--o--] out doors, Edward feels [u]so[/u] nad
& [u]he is not very well[/u]. I saw Mattie,
We got a regular [u]dinner[/u] the first time
for ever [?&?] so long. Mary & I laid down
It is [u]very[/u] warm for March.
21.
Tuesday
Em Frank & Sarah have gone to
hear a "prisoner" tell about his
Escape. It is a regular shower
the sky is awful black and
it rains real hard, I put up the
[u]horses &c[/u], Mary & I cleaned up
the woodshed it looks [illegible]

MARCH.
22.
Wednesday
Emily went to "Aid society" this
afternoon. Rev Wm Lyon & Mr DeWolfe
called. Mr DeWolfe is going to teach
in the Academy this Spring and
if he suits he will stay longer,
Edward seems some better. Father
is going to sleep in the parlor
to night. Henry comes home in
about a month. [u]Oh the next Good
bye.[/u]
23.
Thursday
Matt & [u]that girl[/u] dident make
their appearance so we will look
for them Saturday. Frank Em & Sarah
have gone to prayer meeting."
Mary & I took a drive with Rover
who is a [u]nice house[/u] of the "[u]dog
tribe[/u]". Mary & I went over to Mrs
Shaws to day, We did not get
a letter from hattie Sarah and
mother wrote to her.
24.
Friday
The girls have been [?plagued?] us
about "Henry C Hamilton." Mary
& I drove Rover to night.
Edward feels some better,
Mr John Lee called, Em cleaned
out the kitchen cupboard,
Matt comes home tomorrow
[Note: sideways] and Sarah covered
the lounge

MARCH.
25.
Saturday
Mattie dident come. Father
is going to sleep in the bed-
room although Mother does
not approve of it Sarah
Mary & I picked over the
apples. Frank is down to the
village. Edward [u]dear[/u] Ed-
ward. What will become of
him. [u]We do not cannot know[/u]
[Note: sideways across the previous paragraph]
What good have I done this
week,
none
none
at
all.
It is [u]snowing[/u]
Maybe these
will be more
Sugar
making
No letter from Hattie Hope she aint
sick. I must go
to bed.
16.
The Sabbath
Frank went to "Methodist" Church.
Mary and myself went to the
"Baptist" & heard Rev Wm Lyon preach
from the words "[u]The Lord is our [illegible]
and shield[/u]" The Baptist meet-
ings are very well attended.
I read a sermon to Father from
Matthew 11.28. "[u]Come unto me all
ye that labor & are heavy laden & I will
give you rest." precious precious
words[/u].
17.
Monday
Edward went to the depot, but
he found no [u]Martha[/u] there. I do
wonder how long she will stay,
Em made a vase for dried grass
of buckwheat and cones &c. Mary
is making pictures We have Just
had worship, How pleasant to hear
[Note: sideways]
Fathers of [illegible]
dear [illegible] leading
us [illegible] [illegible]
Good
night
I hope
Mattie
will
be here
tomorrow.

MARCH.
28.
Tuesday
Mary & I have been down to Delia
Bates this evening and had
a first rate time. Mary's & Delia's
birthday comes next Friday
and we are going down
there. Edward & Frank went
to "Sugar Camp". Edward has
just got his photographs
they look very well.
29.
Wednesday
Matt [u]did[/u] come to day. A pedlar
(I dont know his name) is here
to stay over nigh. Edward &
Frank have been up to "Sugar Camp
today, Frank has not come
home yet. Emmie Martin called
Em & Sarah & I quilted all day up
in the study - and I like to
first rate. Well it is getting later.
30.
Thursday
Mary is visiting Eliza Wright and
is going to stay all night. How fun
ny not to see her round. Em Sarah
& I have been quilting most all
day and it is most done,
Sarah is going to sleep with me
[u]Mr Fisher[/u] is coming here tomorrow.

MARCH.
31.
[u]Friday Evening[/u]
Em & Sarah finished "the quilt"
all except binding. Mary came
home from Mr Wrights about 8
oclock this morning. After we had
finished the work. Mary & I went
over to the swamp in our field and
played with "Rover," he loves to play
in the water. [u]Mary & I waded in it
some, Mary[/u] & I took a "splendid
horse back ride" this afternoon
She rode "Old Fan" and I rode
Dollie I never had a better ride
in my life. Today was Marys
birthday [u]12 years old[/u]. Delia
Bates Flora Harris Cordelia Powers
Dexter Newton and Frank [?Cropz?]
birthdays are to day, I made
Mary a little present of a pack
of "drawing cards". We got a let-
ter from [u]Henry[/u]- he is well and
expect to come home in a
month. Father did not sleep much
last night and has not felt
as well to day as usual.
Sarah has been fixing up the yard
to day. Matt applied for one school
Mr Hulbert & Mr Dowd called,
[Note: sideways]
Edward & Frank went up to Mr Eldridge's sale A Mr Crandall called
One
more
month
is gone
[u]and soon
the end
of you
will come
and then
what will
I do,[/u]
Good
night
Hope
you
may
sleep
well,
Clara.

APRIL.
1.
Saturday
Mrs Sarah Leitzell Hannah and
"[u]Charlies[/u]" have been visiting us
this afternoon. Matt & Em have
gone to the village, [u]also Frank[/u].
Edward went down to the
depot, Mr Fisher hasent
come [u]yet[/u]. The girls are have
just come home. Mrs Hamsher
said. Emily could work there
this summer.
2.
The Sabbath
Frank Matt Em Sarah [u]Clara[/u]
& Mary went to the Baptist
meeting & heard Rev Wm Lyon preach
from the words "[u]He is our salvaion[/u]"
Mary & I staid to S.S. and then saw
Theodora Hay [?Jemima?] Holmes
& Louisa Berry immersed. I do not
now think I shall ever want
to see any more. That's all
3.
Monday
Mother is sick to day. Mary & I
went out to the creek this PM
with Rover Maybe I will go to
school tomorrow, hope I can,
Mr Fisher dident come. Father
rode down to the village this
morning. He dosent seem to gain
much now

APRIL.
4.
Tuesday [u]afternoon[/u]
Emily Sarah & I have been "putting
together the outside of a bed quilt
The cannon went off eight times for
they heard ^[that] "Richmond is taken"
I am not going to school but
am going to study Algebra at home
Mother is quite sick to day. Sarah
& I picked over the potatoes Edward
is taking Father to ride Good Bye
5.
Wednesday
Mattie & Em also Frank have gone
to Methodist meeting, Rev M Reider
called, Sarah Reynolds was here
to dinner, I wrote to Henry Matt
wrote one sheet and I wrote one
Mary & I are making some [?print?]
aprons out of her pink dress
fo us. We tied a bottle round
Rovers neck & he broke it.
6.
Thursday
Mary Em Sarah & Matt went to
Jasqueline Hays funeral- they
said she looked very pretty
We expected Hannah Hamsher
up here to day - but she dident
come, Em Sarah & Frank have gone
to prayer meeting to night

APRIL.
7.
Friday
Hannah Hamsher visited
us this afternoon Hatty Stokes
and Eva West came up to see
Mary. Martha Hannah Em
& Sarah quilted Matt & Sarah
cleaned. Mary & I weeded
the front yard flower beds
[u]Edward[/u] thinks some of
taking a journey - next week.
8.
Saturday
Mary went up to Mrs Mar
tens to carry home her soap
and [u]she[/u] gave me a Woodbine
vine. Mary &I worked in the
front yard. I got up Old Fan
and harnessed her for Father
to ride. Edward & Father
went to the depot. Mother
thinks she has the erysipelas
[Note: diagonally across the last paragraph]
We got a letter
from Henry
last night
9.
The Sabbath
Father went down to meeting but
the house was very cold - and
I am afraid he will catch cold
Dea Chapin read a sermon from the
words, "If any man sin - he hath an Advo
cate with the Father even Jesus
Christ the righteous Mother dident go

APRIL.
10.
Monday
The news came in the paper
that Gen Lee & his army had
surrendered and so our little
town cannon is going off,
Edward has started on a jour
ney he is going to Rochester
also to Niagara falls &c. It seems
very lonesome without him.
We are going to paper the sitting
room tomorrow.
11.
Tuesday
It is raining very hard a regular
shower -- thunder & lighting. also.
We got some nice paper for
the sitting room yellow and
we like it pretty well. Sarah
went to the Village 3 times
to day & Father 2 times. They
got me a nice new Algebra,
Frank is down to the village
[Note: sideways across the page]
Father is very tired tonight
Em & Sarah fixed the flower
bed up real nice. I am real
tired and discouraged to night
Mary & I drove
Rover he [?did?]
first rate, Lillie
has not come
back. We [?whipped?]
the carpet. Mary
& I wonder where
Edward is. I should
like to see him
12.
Wednesday
Em Matt & Sarah papered the
sitting room. Sarah went to ^[town with] Father
Sarah & matt went up to Mr
Squires to see about the school,
Eva Lamb was here, she says
her sisters name is Esther Elizabeth
[?Jora?] Pora Poddy Woddy, Good bye,

APRIL.
13.
Thursday
Mr Fisher came this evening
just before we eat supper
Cyrus Emily & Cynthia Crane
came and brought him up but
then only staid a few minutes
Sarah & I cleaned up the yard and
partly filled up the well- with
the help of "old Fan" and Rover
Mary wrote to Henry, Mr Fisher
[Note: sideways]
Matt Em, Sarah & Frank have
gone to prayer meeting.
Fathers
sort foot
pains him
a good deal
to night
your friend
[u]Clara[/u]
14.
Friday
Mary & I went out to the creek
this afternoon, and had a
pretty good time, Mrs Whiteide
and her husband called but
they did not get out of the
buggy. Emily has bought her
a new calico dress and it
is partly made. Maybe Ella
Whiteide will come here in a
few days.
15.
Saturday
Edward came home, he has
told us a good deal about
the falls, [u]President Lincoln
is dead[/u], he was at the theater
last night and was shot
by an assassin. Who ever expec
ted to hear such news. Seward
[Note: sideways]
was badly hurt.


April.
16.
The Sabbath
Father went down to meet
ing. Dea Chapin read a sermon
from Eph. 1-6 "Wherin we are
accepted in the Beloved, Oh if
I could only know that I
am accepted. Father has been
talking with me to night. How
I wish I had talked with him
before. Frank Sarah Mr Fisher & [?Matt?]
are at Baptist prayer meeting.
17.
Monday
Mary and I have been down to
see Hannah Leitzell this after
noon and we called to see
Delia and the way Rev Wm Lyon
had a chopping bEE this PM,
Mr. Fisher went away about
noon Hannah Mary and I
went to the grave yard after
supper. It may not be long before
18.
Tuesday
Amanda Whitside and Mary Ella
visited us this afternoon. Ella
has grown so that she is about
my size now. Em commenced
working in the shop, Edward
broke "Jennie" to day, she is [u]just[/u]
[u]as good as she can be,[/u] I am
[Note: sideways]
all broken out
[?with Each?] it dont
feel very good.
some of us may [illegible] there

APRIL.
19.
Wednesday
Mr David Lyon and his sister
Cornelia have been here this
afternoon and are going to
stay all night. They had a
meeting in the Village on account
of President Lincoln's death,
The church was trimmed
with crepe for mourning &
Father Mary & I dident go. Good by.
20.
Thursday [u]Clara[/u]
Matt Mother Em & Frank are
at "Prayer meeting" Cornelia &
David Lyon went away to-day
Mattie Sarah and I quitted this
afternoon. Mary & I went out
to the "[u][?grove?][/u]" and picked off some
Juneberry blossoms. I have not
felt very well to day, Well that
is all, only I [u]wont write Good night
to you[/u]
Friday
12.
Mary Emma Turner visited us
this afternoon, Sarah & I [?quilled?]
this forenoon, I hope Henry
will come to morrow, Father is
going to try to preach. next Sabbath
I guess I will go to school next
summer and study algebra,

[Note: sideways in the margin]
We have a dozen [?lambs?]
APRIL.
22.
Saturday
Edward & Frank went up to the
other place" and they saw our long
lost Lillie but she got away- so
they did not bring her home.
Mary & I wanted to go up and
find her, but the folks dident
think it best. Maybe we can go
Monday, Sarah & I [?quilted?] most
all day - but dident quite finish.
23.
The Sabbath
Father [u]preached[/u]. His text was
from Tim 6.6 "But godliness
with contentment is great gain"
[?It?] did seem [u]so good[/u] to hear
[u]again that voice. we never
expected to hear[/u]. Next Sabbath
we are going to have a Sabbath
School," Martha rec[u]d[/u] a letter
from Elmira- last night. . . . . . . . .
24
Monday
Mary & I went up to Mr Oliver
[?Colter's?] and found "our little Lillie
She has been gone two months but
we are going to keep her tied up
a while. It seems so strange to have
her at home. Matt went to the Belle
Farm and [Note: ink spot] [illegible]ed for the school,

APRIL.
25.
Tuesday
Henry came home this PM.
We did not expect him till next
Thursday. This is [u]probably[/u] the
last time he will come home
after such a long absence
He has such a nice photo Album
holds 150- I believe. He expects
to go to China about New years
Lillie is still at home.
[Note: sideways in the margin]
They got M- & I some new
calico
dresses
for com-
mon
dresses,
26.
Wednesday
We received a letter from Hattie, she
is well but is [u]very[/u] busy. Henry
isent well- he has some fever. We
fear he will be sick. Lillie ran
off again. Mary & I are [u]so[/u] sorry-
I dont expect we will see her a-
gain. I suppose we [u]thought more
of her than we ought to have done[/u].
Father & Mother went to Lafayette
Matt and Sarah sewed on my new dress.
27.
Thursday
Matt Em Sarah Father & Mother
have been to prayer meeting-
We rec[u]d[/u] a letter from Aunt Fay
to night. She is well and will
visit us in July. Mary & I
quilted this A.M. Henry is quite
sick. Edward's plow [?hit?] him
[Note: sideways in the margin]
and hurt him
badly. we hope
it may not prove serious. We
think
it cracked
one of
his
ribs,

APRIL.
28.
Friday
Mrs [?Lee?], Mr Hamsher and his
wife visited us this PM & evening
Matt worked in the shop to-day
Mrs Hamsher wants her next
week, Mary & I finished the [?quilt?]
and took it out,-It is raining
Maratha is reading. Henrys
valedictory, Edward feels
pretty stiff & sore with his [?front?]
side.
29.
Saturdaym
Matt & Em worked in the shop,
Lilly ran away last night and
she has not yet returned,
Edward Em Sarah & Frank
have gone to association,
Sarah finished Marys & My
dresses, Mary and I went
out to get the cow and drove
the dog Rover. Goodbye,
30.
Sabbath evening
Henry preached from [u]Rom 6,10[/u]
He preached at Lafayette this
PM. Father went up with him
and got pretty tired. We organized
the Sabbath School. Dr Allen is super-
intendents. I am in the Bible
class. Our teacher is Mr Hamsher,
[Note: sideways in the margin]
Mary is another
class.

MAY.
1.
Monday
Em went down to the shop this AM
and Matt went after dinner,
Hannah Hamsher is here to
stay over night, Emily Elliott
called this A.M. Mary commenced
her "term of study" to day. Her teach-
ers name is Sarah Hulbert.
I hardly think I can go this
sum^[m]er, It has been pleasant but cold,
Clara Noyes.
2.
Tuesday
Henry Edward Mother Mary &
I went to temperance lecture
and heard Rev Mr Crandall
speak. He did pretty well'only he used some rather
[u]coarse[/u] expressions. Matt
& Em worked in the shop.
I wish Lillie would come
back. Mary went to school
3.
Wednesday
Sarah & I went into school
this PM. Mr De Wolfe has
about 25 scholars Hester and
Beulah came up with us
but Callie dident come,
Edward & Frank plowed up to
the Belle farm, very pleasant,

MAY.
4.
Thursday evening
Matt told me this morning that
Sarah was going to unite with the
church next Sabbath. Oh how I [u]do[/u]
wish I was [u]ready[/u] to join with
her. I fear I never shall join
the church below, or above either.
I talked with Father this morn-
ing some. I never felt as I now
feel but I hope that God in
his infinite mercy will accept
and save me.
5.
Friday
Henry went to the depot
and brought up Rev JM
Reed. [u]he[/u] os going to preach
for Father tomorrow
and Sabbath. Sarah finish-
ed her calico dress. I
milked again. we have
2 little [u]white[/u] calves in
the barn - that is all,
6.
Saturday
Mr Reid preached from
Heb -6. 4 to 6th verses. he
preached a good deal
better than I thought
he would. Miss [?Sherad?]
visited us this afternoon
she teaches one of the village
[Note: in the margin]
schools.
Lillie [?came?]
back
last
night

[Note: sideways in the margin]
Have tried to keep the
Sabbath
but have
come far
short of
it.
MAY.
7.
The Sabbath
It was communion. [?Eben?] -
Chapin & [u]Sarah[/u] joined the
church by examination and
Wm Patton Eliza & Martha Patton
Mrs Coleman & Sarah Chapin
by letter, Mr Reeds text this
A.M was from 1st John 3- 1 & 2nd
Father is very tired to-night
Mr Reed preached tonight from
Luke 19- 3 & 4.
8.
Monday
Mr Reid went away this noon
Henry took him down to the
depot. Miss McClure & Miss [?Gilgrist?]
are here to stay over night. They
are selling pictures, Sarah & I
worked in the garden this P.M.
I made [?Mary?] an old apron.
Father sold "Bertha" cow to Mr
Moose for $40, Lille came home
[u]again[/u].
9.
Tuesday
Dr Allen + His wife and Mr and
Mrs Barret visited us- and
we all spent a very pleasant
afternoon. Miss McCure and
Miss [?Gilgrist?] went away this
A.M. We bought a picture of
our lamented president A. Lincoln

MAY.
10.
Wednesday
Matt and Em worked in the
shop as usual. It has rained
very hard all the afternoon,
Frank & Edward came home
from the Belle Farm. almost
drowned . Mary has written
in her diary ^[somthing] of that [u]she[/u] says
is very private. I dont suppose
it is any-thing though [u]after
all[/u]
11.
Thursday
Oh [u]Good night
honey love dove[/u]
Mr [?Hulsey?] Hulbert called,
I studied, some in my new
Algebra, and I guess I shall
like it, Mattie has been at home
today. Mrs Hamsheer dont need
her any more at present
Sarah Hulbert is here to night.
Father [--Emily--] Sarah Henry and
Matt are at prayer meeting.
[Note: Written over the main text]
Sarah
Hulbert
is here
[u]to night[/u]
Edward
and Henry
are down to
the Village
Carrier-
12.
Friday
I found out Mary's secret
I got up first and of course
quickly found my way to her
pocket, Mrs Allen gave [?May?]
some (or rather two) [u]silver[/u] dimes
and she the loving sister
was going to give me one on
[Note: sideways in the right margin]
my birthday

[Note: At the top of the page, diagonal]
I
cleaned
up the cham
bers as good
as I possi
[u]bly could[/u]
Sarah
Hulbert
is not here
maybe
I
will
go to
school
some
this
summer
Oh the flowers
smell so swell
4 little bouquets
on our
table
-[?Cassie?]
MAY.
13.
Mary and I had a splendid
time to night, we fed the calves
two little white ones and then
made some green wreathes and put
on their necks. Every one that sees
them think they are so pretty,
Then we went over into Devons woods
and picked a great lot of flowers
and made large bouquets for the
girls room and our room also
the sitting room.
14.
Sabbath.
Henry preached from Isaiah 3.10
"Say ye to the righteous it shall be
well with him," he preached an ex-
[u]cellent sermon[/u]. Oh how I [u]do wish[/u]
I was a [u]Christian[/u], a follower
of Christ. [u]Christ has said "Ask[/u]
and ye shall receive". I dont
suppose I ask right [u]but I hope[/u]
I shall ^[soon] have some evidence
that I am a christian.
15.
Monday
Mary was not home all day,
Mary & I and "Old Fan" filled
up our flower bed south of the
house. Fannie Colburn had Em
trim her hat. Mother called
at Mrs Martin & Mrs [?Squires?]
Matt & Em worked in the shop.
[Note: Various notes sideways written across the page]
May has
lost her gold dollars
[u]Dear Edward how I pity him[/u]
he feels so bad. We did
hope he wouldnt get so again
16 in our bible class. May I be prepared for the
blessed sabbath
and be enabled to keep it
holy.
My birthday is in a week
from to morrow and
May is going to give me
a [u][?sisters dime?][/u]
Our sweet little room
how I love it
for my study

MAY.
16.
Tuesday
Edward & Frank have gone
to temperance meeting. Sarah
and I papered the kitchen--
with some real pretty green
paper. Sarah has a new skeleton
and net- and Sarah & I have
got some new shakers Sarah
Hulbert came here to night
I went down to the Village.
[Note: Sideways in the margin]
Mary had a letter from [u]Delia
[?Well?]
I am
real tired
and must
go to bed[/u]
Clara
17.
Wednesday
Father Mother Mary & I had
our photographs taken. Mr Winters
& Mr Benedict are the artists.
Em & Sarah had theirs taken this
P.M. We are going to have 1 doz
apiece. May & I wore our red delaine
dresses' down but had to come
home and change them for
red dont take good. May & I
are going to change.
18.
Thursday
[Note: sideways]
It is
after
ten
o clock.
Mary and I went down to prayer
meeting, Delia Bates went with
us, Sarah Mary & I sowed our
flower seeds to night. Em & Sarah
are most sick ^[they] dident go to
meeting. Mother Sarah and I
washed the [illegible] ceiling,
I did the course [illegible]
[Note: sideways in the left margin]
Clara Em
[Note: sideways in the right margin]
we recd a letter from a
[u]Dear Hattie[/u]

MAY.
19.
Friday
Sarah & I cleaned the girls'
bedroom. [?Mr?] Martin was here
to-night- her dog liked music
[u]so[/u] well. We were doing house-
work most all day. May
went to school as usual. I wonder
where we can have our photographs,
I [u]churned[/u] - helped clean & get
supper made part of an apron
- &c &c
20.
Saturday [u]Cara[/u]
To-day is the last day that
[u]I am 14 years old[/u]. What great
changes will happen, if I live
to see the last day of my
15th year. We may not all
be living at that time -and
is living not living together.
Mary gave me a [u]silver dime[/u]
a [u]very[/u] pretty [u]present[/u] for
a birthday.
[Note: sideways in the margin]
Mary I live not unto
myself but unto him
who gave himself for
me
21.
The Sabbath
Father preached from Matt
22 5th. A good many were
out. My birthday to day
15 years old. I cant make it
seem so. I shant write
any thing secret here for I
cant keep you out of Marys
way,

[Note: writing at the top of page and in the margin]
Mrs
Horton went
away Sabbath Eve.
Mother is
so sorry
that she
dident
see
her again
[u][?Cassie?][/u]
MAY.
22.
Monday
Mary staid from school
to day to [?drop corn?]. We went
out about 9 A.M. and
worked till nearly 7 PM leav-
ing off only to eat dinner
and supper. Mother went
and called on Mrs Thomas
Whiteide this evening Mrs Colburn
Teddy called. I am [u]so[/u] tired.
23.
Tuesday evening
May went to school. I drop-
ped corn till noon & then
brought up "Old Fan" and
harnessed her for Father
& Mother who visited. Mr
[?Lou?] Edward & Frank have
been shingling the barn this
P.M. Mary & I went to the top
of the barn. Mother brought us
[Note: sideways in the right margin]
a new large dishpan. Our morning glorys
come
up to
day -
& [?he so
glad?]
[Note: Diagonally across the page]
Sarah Sewell on our [?shalla?]
dresses. It is after 9 oclock and
must close.
[u]Cara[/u]
24
Wednesday
I helped Father plant pota-
toes most all day. Sarah
cleaned the study. The boys
have got the barn half shingled
Sarah Hulbert- is going to board
here this week. It had been
raining. Mr Benedict said our
[illegible] were
done.
[u]Cara[/u]

[u]CarriE NoyEs[/u]
MAY.
25.
Thursday
M has
been 3 days since my birthday it dont
seem so long Father Martha
Em Sarah & I have been to prayer
meeting. Mother visited Mrs Leitzell
this P.M. and came home
with the sick headache. I am
sorry for her. Father got some
of our photographs one apiece
all round. They call Father's [illegible]
[illegible] very natural ye [?ther rest?]
[Note: sideways in the margin]
not quite so good.
Sarah's
is very
pretty
but it
doesent
look like
her
May's
is most
too [illegible]-
[u]sel[/u]
26.
May is [u]asleep[/u] amd well soon be
Em bought some shoes for Matt
Mother Sarah & herself mine
are real tight yet. Father
& Mother went up to see old
Mrs Dickey this P.M.- and call
ed atseveral places in the vill-
age. Sarah & I cleaned this long
chamber & it looks [u]so much[/u]
better. I [?milked?] both
to night.
[Note: Sideways, appears to be practicing how to sign her name] Cara
[u][?Cade?][/u]
Casa
Cass
Cassie
Clara
[u]Clarissa[/u]
[u]Cara[/u]
27.
Saturday
May was at home all day
seemed [u]so[/u] funny. We rec[u]d[/u] a
letter from Harry. He is ^[illegible] [?O.H.?]
Edward Frank. Matt Em & [?Sally?]
are at the "Association." May
"combed the snarles" out of my
hair - "wjich were many and great"

MAY.
28.
Sabbath
Father preached from Ps. 27. 14
Wait on the Lord, Be of good
courage, and He shall strength
in thine heart, Wait I say
on the Lord"..We had a ser-
vice this evening, a prayer
meeting, Edward F Em Sallie
Matt & I went down before
and sung. The names of my
class are Emma Bowden Caroline
Shaw & Myself.
[Note: sideways in the margin]
Matt is our [illegible] her Cassie
29.
Monday
Edward Father & Frank-
went up to the "other place"
this A.M. and drove up some
cattle. Sarah & I got the horses
(6 in number) for Sarah rode
Ned and I rode Dollie. Edward
& Frank washed ^[the] sheep this
P.M. [?Stavin?] Welles was here
to supper my new dress is most
done and [?gets?] first [illegible]
Cassie.
30.
Tuesday
Morther & Mary have got some
new shoes. May got a letter
from Hattie- she isent coming
home for a [u]month[/u]. We
are so disapointed for
we expected her home in
a little while. I went out
[Note: Sideways in the margin]
and saw the
boys
wash
shaeep.
[u]Cara[/u]
and
May.

MAY.
31.
Wednesday
Father & Mother visited Mrs
Becca High. Mother received
a letter from Aunt Fay, she
Expects to visit us in just
three weeks from tomorrow.
She sent her photograph in
the letter, it dont look as she
did when I last saw her.
I brought up "Jennie & Doll"
for Edward this morning,
I milked both cows for Sarah
to night or rather, one for
myself and one for her,
Matt and Em will have to
work in the shop tomorrow
although it is "fast." Edward
Frank laid the fence
in the back field. Sarah
has nearly finished my dress
and is working on Mays
Matt is trimming her white
hat. I laid down to day
and had a little [u]"nap" Cousins[/u]
Gilbert & Adelia are not com-
ing up here this summer
Tomorrow is the National
"fast." The services are to be
in our church
[Note: Sideways in the margin]
my tooth aches a little to night. It has been very warm
to day-
Sarah
got a
sample
of her
photos
to
day.
They
are
not
good
[--illegible--]
are real
homely
& dont
look like
her at
[u]all[/u].
[Note: Sideways in the opposite margin]
Mr Crane came here to day.

JUNE.
1.
Thursday
All went to prayer meeting
to day. it was a union
meeting. Mr Lyon Jas Grey
Jas Bell Mr Crandall and
Father made remarks,
May & I both wore our
new shoes and they pinch
ed us terribly. All of us went
to meeting tonight but Em
May & I. Frank came
2.
Friday
May & I drove "Rove" to night
I milked twice - churned
got dinner & did up the
dishes &c &c &c. Em staid
with Hannah to night.
May's dress is almost
done. Edward & Frank
worked on the road.
Their pictures are so nice
3.
Saturday Cassie
I have had the jumping
tooth-ache most all day
not so bad to-niht.
We have all got our doz
photographs All went to
[?Ass?]-but Em, I weeded
one of the flower beds.
[Note: sideways in margin and at the top of the page]
home bringing Fathers
& Mothers
their
large
[u]photos[/u]
a [?present?]
[illegible]
the
Congrega
tion. they
are, in [u]such
nice[/u] frames
Dear Father
& Mother
they look
[u]so[/u] natural
Casa

JUNE.
4.
The Sabbath
Father preached from
John.15.19. Monthly Cin-
cert to night, we all went.
I went with the rest
an hour before to sing.
Auntie comes in about
3 weeks. Hope Henry
may be here next Sabbath
Becca Emererson joined our
class.
5.
Monday
May was at home all day,
and helped Father plant
beans. She also wrote to Hattie,
Mrs Hamsher gave Em her
last summers ribbon - it
is very pretty. Edward & Matt
Frank & Sarah have gone
to hear a Mr Wright lecture
a man who has [u]been teaching[/u]
among the [illegible]
6.
Tuesday [u]Carrie[/u]
[?Starin?] Welles came here
to night he is going to shear
sheep for us tomorrow
Father Mother & Mary visited
at Mr McDowell and
I guess they had a good
time. I am real tired

JUNE.
7.
Wednesday
We cut scalded & spread
the straw for Mother to braid
yesterday. Starin Welles is
here. Frank can shear
as fast as he can. Sarah
ironed and I was [u]round[/u]
all day - cooking & washing
dishes - we had a nice
shower to day. we heard from
Hatt by Hannah - she is at
[u]Welmington[/u].
8.
Thursday
I brough up Dollie for
Father - she does ride
[u]so nice[/u]. How funny it
seems, to think that we
shall see Aunt Fay before
long. They all went to
meeting to night except
May and I. Sarah [?plow?]-
ed the tomatoes last night
9.
Friday
I went up to the "Belle
farm" with Father and
drove home we took Dollie
up there and brough Fan
down. I had a nice
ride. Mother & Sarah are
making Fathers [illegible] Carrie

[Note: sideways in the right margin]
Pates & Mates
JUNE.
10.
Saturday
I brought up the horses
Fan + Jennie, "We dident see
Henry today, did we, Frank
Edward Sarah & Matt - have
gone to Association Matt was
at home to day. Em is oing
to stay at home. Monday
Edward has been cultivating
corn. I have had some time
to sew. Carrie
11.
The Sabbath
Father preached, from Matt
13.44. There were some out
who are not often seen at
meeting, an [u]excellent sermon[/u],
I went down with them
before to [u]sing[/u]- and we
had a good sing. Becca-
Emerson is in our class
now. Matt is such a good
teacher
Cara
12.
Monday
The girls dident wash to day
Em staid at home from the
shop all day, I helped
Edward a good part of
the time to uncover [?corn?]
and so on &c am some
tired
May went to schoo

JUNE.
13.
Tuesday
We recd a letter from [u]our
Hattie[/u] to night, she is in
Washington instead of
Wilmington, Sarah & Matt
got up about [?3?]-oclock
and washed, not much
more than a week before
Auntie gets here. May
visited at Mr Crawford
to see [?Adeline?]
14.
Wednesday Carrie
Henry came home to day
Maggie wouldent have him
he feels is deeply - we are
all so sorry for him - he
did not expect to be
this disapointed. Ms Marsh
was buried to day
in the freemason style,
They all went but
Father
Mother May & I
15.
Thursday
They all went to prayer
meeting but May and I
Sarah & I agree perfectly
about getting the horses
[u]now[/u] we never take each
others turns. Father Mother
and Henry visited at Mr [?Ham?]

JUNE.
16.
Friday
May and I went up
to see Ruth a few minutes
to-night, Em brought home
our hats- they are real
pretty - now if we only
had [u]pretty faces[/u] to put
into them but we cant
help the way we are made
Edward & Sarah went to
Medina.
17.
Saturday
Em trimmed our hats
this morning. May and
I visited Delia. we had
a [u]first rate[/u] time plenty of
strawberries, &c &c. Em brought
home her bonnet. they
are all real pretty. Sarah
and I brought up the
18.
[u]Henry[/u] preached from John
6.48. "I am that bread of
Life" I do love to hear him
preach. he is so [u]earnest[/u]
How it would seem to hear
any any one preach but
Father or Henry.
[illegible]
[Note: sideways in the margin]
meeting
to
night
all
went
Matt
Sarah
[illegible]
[u]Baptist[/u]
meeting,

JUNE.
19.
Monday
May & I went up to Mrs Osmers
and got some cabbage plants
and a little "maltese kitty" for
me. The Wadsworth directors
came over and engaged Matt
to teach school there. She com-
mences a week from to day
May and I cleaned up the
back chamber in addition
is the
rest of the work.
Carrie.
20.
Tuesday
Sarah & I cleaned the cellar
and [?butry?] - and Martha
did "all the ironing Delia
came up to see us a few
[?minuits?] tonight. Edward
and Henry went down to
Wooster to get Henrys boxes
and Chair. Hannah Hams
sher is here to stay all night
[Note: sideways]
we recd [received]
from Hatt a letter
21.
Wednesday
I had the nose bleed
to night real bad.
[Illegible] little Minnie can
ride on Rov's back and
she rides first rate,
well good night.

JUNE.
22.
Thursday
Aunt Fay came at the
"time appointed" She looks
a good deal as she used
too. It [u]seems so[/u] queer
to see her round. I expect
she will stay all summer.
We all went to prayer
meeting but Auntie & Mother
We cleaned the house from
"tip to toe."
23,
Friday
Sarah & I rode up the
horses as [u]usual[/u]. Henry
and Matt are down
to Mr Cranes we lett Minnie
[--br--] ride on Rover's back
Frank has been mowing
for Mr Shaw to day.
24
Saturday
Sarah and I rode. I rode
Ned. Matt went to Medina
with Henry - she is going
to get amused. . . .
Mrs Whitside is sick
again They have all
gone to sing.

JUNE.
25.
Sabbath
Aunt Fay Father
and Mother rode to
meeting. I have not
been very well to day.
Father preached from
Ps 105. 19, "The word of
the Lord tried him"
Aunt Mother Mary
and I dident go
to night
26.
Monday
Mr Prindle a colportear
is here to night.
He has such a nice
lot of pretty books we
mean to read some of
them Aunt Fay helped
Sarah wash. Matt went
into her school. Father
took her over. I hope she
will like
27.
Tuesday
Hannah Hamsher and
Mary Grismer called to
night. Sarah went with
Father to the Bell Farm
so I had to milk &c.
Edward Henry & Emily
went down to sing.

received
reciev
JUNE.
28.
Wednesday
We received a letter
from Hattie last night
she is coming home next
week - maybe [u]Maggie[/u]
will come with her,
Messrs Fisher & Lyon
are here to stay untill
after the Fourth. So much
company I never did see
Carrie
29.
Thursday
They all went to meeting
to night but Edward
Mary and I, Mr Fisher
went over and brought
Matt home. Mr Lyon went
away. It has been rain-
ing to night. I read
some of Mr Pringle's book
one, in particular. I do [?wait?]
so bad.
30.
Friday
Mr McClelland came to
night. Mr Reid & Julia
McDermott visited here
this afternoon. There were
16 to supper 8 men & 8 [u]women[/u]
Mr Pringle will

JULY.
1.
Saturday
Mr McClelland went
away today - be It rained
to day & wet some of their
hay, they have had 2 teams
at work out in the field -
this P.M. Mr Pringle went
away with all those pretty
books - we hated to have
him take those away
so much.
2.
The Sabbath
Father & Mother went
up to Lafayette as it was
communion these, Henry
preached down here from
Heb-12-1 & 2nd. Dear Henry
he is such an [u]excellent
minister[/u]..so good. [--and--]
Aunt Fay Mau and I
were in our pew alone
3.
Monday
Carrie May
Mr Fisher went away to day
Mary was at home all day
to day. She is so careless. she
left the washbowl on the [?hay?]
[?now?]- and it is now
covered up with hay.
we have been very busy

[Note: sideways above the main entry]
Mrs
Fisher
& Cynthia
Crane
were
[u]up[/u] in
the vill
JULY.
4.
The [u]Fourth[/u]. We went down
to the grove about 10 .A.M.
we had not been there long
before a heavy shower
came up - and we were
drenched Em Sarah May & I
all spoilt our dresses May's
and mine were our [u]best[/u] ones
[u]we[/u] hurt our hats. We all
[Note: sideways in the margin]
went down to see the
fireworks
And Aunt
Father
Mother
& Mary.
5.
WEdnesday
Em & Sarah washed
Frank has shaved
off all his whiskers
he does look so [u]ugly[/u].
We have made ourselves
a good deal of work
going to the
Fourth. McClure. [Illegible]
Mr Fanner & Collies
[illegible] the
speakers.
6.
Thursday
We all went to prayer
meeting except Mother
Our Hattie came home
to day. she is fat as
butter and very well
Seems so good to have
our own dear Sister
here once more
[Note sideways in the margin]
am writing
in moonlight
about
11- or 12-
Good
night.

JULY.
7.
Friday
Mr Pringle is still here.
Sarah & I "rode up" Dollie
& Fan & Hattie & Sarah rode
Ned & Jennie up. Edward
Frank & Henry have been work-
ing in the hay field all- day.
Seems [u]so good[/u] to have Hattie
here again. They have been
singing to night. Good bye
8.
Saturday
Henry went to Ontario to
preach for the minister
there tomorrow. Hattie went
over to get [--Dollie--] Matt
her school doesent,
keep Monday. Mr Pringle
is still here. I earned
Edward & Frank out
some luncheon. I make
Rover carry
them
out some
water.
9.
Sabbath
Father preached from
1st Corinthians 10-11. Dr
Allen was there to day.
I went down with
them to sing - we had
a real nice sing - a
good many there.

JULY.
10.
Monday
May's school kept to day
but Matt & Hattie [u]both[/u] more
than supplied her place-
Mr Pringle has been here
all day to day Hattie & Henry
rode horseback. Hattie rode
Jennie - and she thinks
she rides [u]real[/u] nice & easy
Hattie can ride [u]so[/u] good
11.
Tuesday
Sarah Leitzell Hannah and
little Charlie came up here
a little while to night. I went
to the village to day. we saw
Delia to night and she
lent us a book to read.
Hattie & Em washed a good
lot of calico to day. Hattie
has gone to spend the night
with Hannah.
12.
Wednesday
Delia Bates visited us this
P.M. She dident come untill
4- P.M. so we dident have
a very [u]long[/u] visit. I like her
so well for she is almost
my [u]only[/u] friend. Father
Mother & Aunt Fay visited
[Note: Sideways in margin]
Sarah Leitzell

JULY.
13.
Thursday
May staid at home to-day
She has a [u]real bad[/u] sty and
a hard cold so that she is
almost sick. I helped
the boys unload the wheat.
I went into the field with
them once and they let
me [u]drive[/u]. They all went to
meeting to night but Edward
May & I.
14.
Friday
Father Mother and Aunt
Fay rode up to the Belle
farm. I had a ride on
Old Fan again - hav'nt before
for a good while at least
it seems so. Mother Aunt
Fay. Em & Sarah rode out
to the hay field. Hattie
Em & Sarah went over
to see
Libbie.
15.
Saturday
Henry went over for Matt
Sonce the hay is wet for
they couldent get it all
in before the rain.
Frank shot little [u]Minnie[/u]
Em trimmed our hats
over. They look a good deal
better.

JULY.
16.
The Sabbath
Father preached from Ecel-
7-10. There were only a
gew out as it is so [u]very[/u] wet
and rainy. Sarah & Mary
staid at home. Sarah has
such a bad cold. I had
to milk all 3 of the cows
to night. I dident sleep
any till 2- last night.
17.
Monday
Sarah is sick with a cold so she
couldent help us much Edward
& Hattie took Jenny and drove
up to the Bell farm. I milked
Sarahs cows for her, Matt recd [received]
a certificate for 18 months. Henry
and Matt have gone to Mr
Stanley's went early this AM
will get home some time to
night.
18.
[u]Cynthia[/u]
they expected to [?take?] Tuesday.
Mary went to school again,
Hannah came up here this P.M.
and she and Hattie went up
to Hamshers old place have
just returned. Starin called
to night Mrs Hamsher Mrs.
Dorcey and others are coming
up here tomoro
[Note: sideways in margin]
Sarah
and
I
rode
Jenny
and
Ned.

JULY.
19.
WEdnesday
Mrs Hamsher Mrs Leland
Mrs Dorcey Mrs Emerson & Mrs
Wintrode visited us this P.M.
Henry carried them home,
Aunt Fay thinks of leaving
us in about 2 weeks. "[u]Oh dear[/u]"
how we shall all miss her.
It has rained a good deal to
day. Sarah May & I did up the dishes
in 15 min to
night [u]Clara[/u]
20.
Thursday
I am writing a [u]week[/u] from to-day,
and you dont know what
has happened to me since
last I wrote. I went out
to get [u]Ned[/u] to day and
he [u]kicked[/u] me twice. I man-
aged to crawl home and
Frank said I had fractured
one of my ribs must keep
still
21.
Friday
I dident sleep well last
night came down stairs
a little while to night. Mary
dident go to school Oh dear
I hope it will [u]grow[/u] together
quick. I sleep with [u]Hattie[/u]
my side is very sore.

JULY.
22.
Saturday
Mr Barett from Lafayette
came to get Father to preach
[u]Mrs Hortons[/u] funeral sermon
to morrow we did not [u]think[/u]
she would live [u]long[/u] but never
thought of her dying so soon
"How blest the righteous when
he dies" Oh may my last end
be like hers. The 2 schools north
& south had a picnic up here
this P.M.
[Note: sideways in the margin]
Ruth & Mag were
here
I put
on a
dress
am in
[illegible] us
it
will
get
better
soon
23.
The Sabbath
All went to meeting but my-
self-- she ^[Mrs Horton] was buried [u]before[/u]
the sermon. No one can mourn
for her. she is [u]at rest[/u]. have
been dressed all day - the
soreness is going away some
I am going to sleep with
Aunt Fay to night Cant
hardly wait to be [u]strong[/u] again
24
Monday
Girls washed - I "played the
lady" in consideration of my
late accident have served [?most?]
all day - turned a sheet &c &c
Dea Chapin & wife visited [Note: page folded which obscures some words]
this PM Delia came up
a little while to night

JULY.
25.
Tuesday
I dont have much pain now
only when I go round.
Father mother & Aunt Fay
called on Mrs Dickey. Mrs
Thomas Whitside is very sick
with Cholera morbus or dys-
entary. she was up here
last Thursday. Mr Emerson
sent Mother [--up--] [--a--] one of
his nice
new clothes
wringers.
26.
Wednesday
Aunt Fay [u]gave[/u] Sarah Mary
and I a round comb -
just what I have been
wanting so long. Sarah went
up to the Belle farm horseback
to get the canteen they left
there. I feel almost well,
to night. Oh how I wish
I was. That is all I have to
say
Clara
[Note: sideways in margin]
seems lonesome without
[u]Harry[/u].
27.
Thursday
Claray Noyes --
They all went to meeting
but Mary and I. Sarah
and I have spent most
of the day hunting up an
old hen and her chickens
[Note: Page bent so some words obscured]
e have finally succeeded
penning them up in a coop
[Note: sideways in margin]
my [illegible] dont
feel much better
for the
operation

JULY.
28.
Friday
Em & Sarah visited Em Nye's
school. May went round hunt-
ing up "little chickens." Edward
cut his little finger [Note: doodle of American flag and ^["stars and stripes"]] almost, off
with the knife to the mowing
machine. I am afraid it will
be sore a good while- but
[u]then[/u] his [u]hand might[/u] have
been cut off- He was mowing
for Starin.
29.
Saturday
Mary and I carried Delia's
books home to night - [u]we[/u]
fixed up the hen coop and
tried to get the hen- but
without success. May went
under the horse barn to get
some eggs. I went under
part way. she found 14
I am afraid I hurt my side
30.
The Sabbath
Father preached from 2 Cor-
7-10. "For godly sorrow work-
eth repentence to salvation
not to be repented of." It seems
that I hope I shall not forget
They all went to meeting
to night but myself.
[Note: sideways in the margin]
my side
is
lame
again

JULY.
31.
Monday
Edward has been getting sub-
scribers for the "Cabinet Organ"
and has succeeded in getting
$30, subscribed this afternoon.
They have got $105, in all about
2/3 of it. Father Mother & Aunt
have been down to the grave
yard [--this--] since supper.
May carried "Cowpers poems"
to Mrs Bates and brought home
the "Golden wreath". Delia wants
us to go there Thursday.
Matt went to see Dr Allen about
the "[u]moth patches[/u]" on her neck
he did not tell her what cau-
sed it, but is going to give
her some medicine. Hattie and
Em went down to get their
teeth filled but cant have
them done untill Wednesday.
Father has a bad cold.
I braided 9 1/2 yds of course
braid to day -- 38 cts. think
I shall [u]get rich[/u] at that
rate. We have not heard
from Henry where will he
be a year from now

AUGUST.
1.
Tuesday
Edwards finger is getting
along nicely. Starin Welles help-
ed Frank draw in oats. Mrs
Ross and Mrs Lee visited here
this afternoon - May and I
dident see them at all.
I have braided 3yds to-day.
Sarah carried Matt over and
brought May Grismer back
2.
Wednesday [u]CarriE[/u]
Frank and Hattie took a horseback
ride to night with [u]dear little
Jennie[/u] and Fan. Hattie wore
her riding habit. Father
Mother & Aunt Fay went to
Medina and visited Mr Lee on
the way. Emily went down
to Mrs Bates a little while
we expect to go there tomorrow
[Sideways above the 3 entry]
prayer
meeting
May and
I staid
at home
Edward
and Hatt
have been
up North
[illegible]
$18
3.
Thursday
Mary and I went down to
Delias with Ruth Hattie High
Lodei Daily and Hannah
were there before us we had
a first rate time, went into
fair ground - down to the [illegible]
&c - we saw Ella Whiteide
[Note: sideways in the left margin]
[u]we had frosted cake biscuit
blackberry pie floating island cucumbers
canned
apple
sauce
chees
iced
water[/u]

AUGUST.
4.
Friday
There has been a very hard thunder
shower this afternoon. May & I
were out at the end of the back
field "after the horses" when it
lightened first- it made the
horses jump round a good deal
we [u]hurried[/u] up and had just
got to the gate when it began to
rain. Oh [u]so[/u] hard, but we were
safe in the
house
[Note: in the margin]
Miss [?Cleater?] downtown
was
struck
not
killed
It struck
all around
5.
Saturday
Henry came home
Sarah and I went to the funeral
of Ensign Johnson. Mr [u]Crandall[/u]
made remarks [u]&c[/u] but Mr Lyon
is going to preach the[--r--] sermon
when he comes home. [u]Mother[/u]
took Aunt Fay over to Was-
sworth and brought Matt
back. Aunt is coming
back Tuesday. It has been
very warm.
[Note: in the margin]
Heenry came home.
6.
Sunday
Father preached from Gen
-18, 32. I will not destroy it
for [u]tens[/u] sake. A good many
Baptists there. It seemed
lonesome without Aunt.
She is going back [--earlier--]
than she expected.

AUGUST.
7.
Monday
Father Mother and I visited
at Mr Robinsons. Caroline
is 22 years old 7 years older than
I am. I had a first rate time.
Let me tell you what we had
for supper - mashed potatoes ^[1]
ham ^[2] biscuit ^[3] butter ^[4] currants ^[5]
custards ^[6] syrup ^[7] rice ^[8] cake ^[9]
pickles ^[10] tea &c. quite a rarety
[Note: sideways in margin]
we took Ned - went
over in
a jiffy.
8.
Hattie & Frank took a hors-
back ride to night. [u]They[/u] have
so many nice rides. I wish
we could ride some too,
Sarah Leitzell Hannah & Charley
visited us this PM. Father took
Matt over and brought Aunt
back. She had a pleasant
visit. We shall all miss her
[u]so[/u] much.
9.
WEdnesday
Father and Mother visited
at Dea Chapins, with Aunt
Fay. Mary and I went out
to the "creek" and with our
old dresses on went in the
water up to our necks --
had [u]such[/u] a nice [u]time[/u].

AUGUST.
10.
Thursday
Aunt Fay gave Hattoe $1
Emily Sarah Mary and I
50 cts a piece. She gave us
ours to take us to the menag-
erie next Thursday. I went
to the Village this morning,
May and I went down to
Mr West's to night and brought
home a little [u]grey kitty[/u] guess
it is a pretty one
11.
Friday
Henry and Hattie took a ride
on horseback. I almost [u]envy[/u]
Hattie when I see her side, but
I hope the rest of us can ride
sometime. M- and I drove
Rov down to Mrs Bates and back.
he went [u]so[/u] good. [u]Bean[/u] night
to night, they are picked
now though. Good night
12.
Saturday
Mary went with Edward
to meet Matt They went
almost over, he took Jenny
I guess we will keep her,
instead of [u]Ned[/u]. Henry [u][illegible][/u]
said he would take Sarah to China
to take his beans me to catch his
horses and may to take care of his
cats.

AUGUST.
13.
The Sabbath
Henry preached from Job 14
its connextion with John 5.28.29 ^[14].
He told how Death was all the
time removing mortals from
time to eternity about Heaven
and its glory - &c &c - a very
good sermon - that is if [u]I[/u]
have [u]any[/u] judgement. Ruth
Nye Cassa Wagoner & Hannah
Leitzell
were in our class
[Note: sideways across previous paragraph]
and I hope that from
the [illegible] I can say
here Lord I give myself
away
Tis
all
that
I [u]can[/u]
do.
Mr Crandall preached
to night
from John
21-22
He told
us how
why
we are
[Note: page folded]
Sincerely
fell [?ther-?]
of my-
self
caught
nothing.
14.
[u]Dear Aunt Fay[/u] left us
this morning for Columbus - we do
not realize how [u]dear[/u] friends
[u]are[/u] till they leave us, it was the
case with her. I did not know
that I loved her so much till
she left us - we all miss her ever
ever so much. "Dr Allen" called this
morning - [u]gave[/u] Matt her
medicine -
[u]free of charge[/u]
[Note: sideways below 14]
Mother
is real
sick
her
limbs
harm
her so
[u]much[/u].
15.
Sarah and I visited Beulah-
Chapin - had a great time getting
started. I could not find any
work to carry and Sarah [?no passed?]
had a warm walk. Charley [?Bezzy?]
was there - and Mary Chapin -
I dident have a very good
[Note: sideways in margin]
time - [u]couldent
talk
any[/u].
Frank took Matt
over
to
her
school.

[Note: sideways above the main text]
Rover went
[u]with us[/u]
Father
does make
such
[u]good
remarks
at
prayer
meeting[/u]
Clara
Noyes
AUGUST.
16.
Wednesday
[--Thursday--]
Delia couldent go up to visit
Ruth [u]to day. She[/u] wanted to go
[u]yesterday[/u] - but [u]I[/u] couldent
I am very sorry. for I feel
that it is entirely my fault,
Mary went to Medina with
Father yesterday, I went to
meeting to night. May staid
at home with Mother May &
picked Elderberries
this .AM. Got caught with
rain - picked 2 pals full - 1 without
stems.
17.
[--Friday--]
We [u]all[/u] went to the menagerie
and among the animals I par-
ticularly noticed the "elephant"
"Tippoo Saib." I did not imagine
it as large. He would [u]stand[/u] on 4 legs
on a tub and balance a pole - for Frank
Ptassh (his keeper) to climb. he would
limp on [u]three legs[/u] carry his keeper
on his tusks & let [u]him[/u] jump into his mouth.
Frank Naash laid down and Tippoo
"Saib" took him up as carefully and carried
him round, when on his
18.
Saturday
back. Tippoo Saib "would put out one
of his feet & also his [u]trunk[/u] to help him
down. Prof Naash was dressed with white
waist blue plants red gaiters and white
stockings. Tippoo Saib would hold out one
of his feet for Naash to ride on.
Proff. Langworthy entered a cage of [u]untamed[/u]
Lions and tigers -- and caressed and played
with the. There were some very beautiful
[u]birds[/u] - a Zebra Giraffe leopards Japanese hogs
bears wolves a sacred cow shetland ponys &c
A monkey named Jocks would ride one of there
pony -- looks [u]so queer[/u] a mule that would
throw everyone off that tried to ride.

[Note: sideways above the main text]
We
[?mused?]
of seeing
the 10 white
horses and
[?cream?] chariots
for
they
passed
during
[u]worship[/u].
There
were
a [u]great[/u]
many
there
Sarah and I
visited Callie
& Hester this PM
boy & girls
are down
at
Hamshers
AUGUST.
19.
Saturday [--Sabbath--]
Sarah & I visited Callie & Hester Ann
Chambers yesterday. Baelah Mary
Chapin & Mary Jane Hay were
there with us- Cally wears [u]curls[/u]
Edward & Hatt. Henry & Em Frank & Sarah
went down to Mr Hamshers last
night. Edward Henry Hatt Em & Frank
& Sarah have been up to the lake
with Mr Hamshers folks this A.M
iss Hines cae home with [u]Matt[/u].
20.
Sunday
Father preached from the words
"Truly God is good to Israel"
found in . . . Prayer
meeting this evening. we all
went. We sung some such [u]sweet[/u]
good hymns to night one was
Going home". It seems to me
as if [u]singing[/u] must bring
[u]Christians[/u] nearer "[u]Heaven[/u]" than
any thing
[u]else[/u].
[Note: sideways in the margin]
God grant that
I may be a
21.
I went down and had my tooth
drawn. I dident know as it [u]could[/u]
hurt so bad it had very long
crooked prongs and came very
hard. I [u]do hope[/u] I wont have to have
another drawn very soon. Mr & Mrs
Wallace Ross came her this evening
[Note: sideways in the margin and above the section]
we expected
Hamshers folks
but they
dident
come.
Hattie
& Miss
Hines
rode
horse-
nack
to
[u]night[/u]
Mrs
Ross
is [u]such[/u]
a [u]pretty
lady[/u]. Ed &
Henry
& Frank
hauled
[u]oats[/u].

AUGUST.
22.
[u]Tuesday[/u]
[--Wednesday--] night
Mr & Mrs Hamsher [u]Hannah[/u]
& Etta Gillerland spent the eve-
ning here. Henry went down
to see [u]Cynthia[/u]. I dont know
whether [u]they[/u] suspected any
thing or not. I [u]guess[/u] they [u]did[/u]
we had a ripe mushmelon
to night. Edward took Etta
home and Frank Hannah
23.
Wednesday
Mary visited Eva West. There
were 19 at her party as
Eva & Mary West's birthday
are on the same day.
[u]Mary and I[/u] got the horses
for Edward. I rode [u]Jenny[/u] -
she does ride [u]so[/u] nice.
we dident get a [u]regular[/u] supper
as we had dinner so late.
24
Thursday
We finished the wool. We all
went to "prayer meeting." Chestina
Hay. Cally & Hester Ann Chambers
visited us this P.M. I saw Delia
to night. I think [u]so much[/u] of
her. School begins just next
Tuesday. I havent been for a year

AUGUST.
25.
Friday
Mary Penemore and Hannah
Leitzell spent the evening with
us. Mary P- is a pretty girl.
May and I went down to
the sidewalk with them, and
Mary P tore her dress and
May [u]lost[/u] her net. The girls
cleaned the beds. May and I
have a [u]new old[/u] bedstead May
did the [illegible] & I did the ironing
coarse
26.
Saturday
[--Sabberday--]
I took Mary Grismer over to
Wadsworth and brought Matt
back. It was the first time I ever
[u]drove alone[/u]. "Old Fan" got pretty tired
going over, we met Matt within
1/2 miles of Wadsworth. I would
have liked to have gone
[u]clear over[/u]. Hattie Em & Sarah
[u]papered[/u] the sitting room over with
[u][illegible][/u] paper, now the old
[Note: in the margin]
[u]yellow[/u] is doing
duty [?for?]
another
place
27.
Sunday Monday
Henry preached Lafayette
this A.M. Father preached
from the words. "My son
if sinners entice thee, consent
thou not." Mary has one of
her bad colds again. [u]How[/u]
I do wish I was [u]happy[/u].

AUGUST.
28.
Monday
Henry is down to [u]Mr Cranes[/u]
to night. Austin & Calvin Elliott
were here to dinner. It does
not seem as if I was going
to school to morrow but I
expect I am. Frank took,
Matt to Wadsworth to [u]night[/u]
The girls had a very large
washing [u]Good night[/u]
Clara
Noyes
29.
[--WE--]Tuesday
I commenced going to school
to day. There were 50 scholars
present. I am going to study
Geography, Grammar, Algebra
& Arithmetic. Delia Bates couldent
go. Mrs Bates is going to move to
Lafayette next week. I was [u]so[/u]
disapointed. The girls prepared
corn to dry, we have moved
the [--porch--] ^[stove] into the kitchen- it
makes our
room rather warm.
30.
Wednesday
The girls helped
clean the meeting house
[u]Our Lillie[/u] came back
to day she is blind one
eye. I am [u]so[/u] sorry-
she seems like a little dog
she follows us every where

AUGUST.
31.
Thursday [u]Friday[/u]
Prayer meeting again.
Father Edward Henry
Frank Hatt Sarah and I
went. They have got Mr
Saurie's house - down beyond
here. seems to me they
move it very slowly
Ruth Delia and I sit
together, I am [u]so[/u] glad
Delia can come. Ruth
De and I went into
class B- in Geography
we wanted to go over
the [u]whole ground[/u]. some
of the girls are Jemima
Alice Callie Hester [?Lillie?]
Hannah. Mrs Walters
Flora Morgan Estella Hay
Ida Matteson Cordelia
Sarah. Alice & Ella Welles
Eliza's Fritz. Jennie & Sarah
Jonson. I like Algebra
[u]very[/u] well so far. Ruth
Delia and I are [?fierce?] friends
[u]hope we may keep - so.[/u]
Now I lay me down to sleep
&c.

SEPTEMBER.
1.
Friday
Hattie and Em
made some picture frames for some of Matts
pictures. Henry took
Lyon and Reed down
to Doylestown.
2.
Saturday
School closed for this
week. Mr DeWolfe is not
as sociable as Mr Whiting
I left off studying Grammar
I am so glad I met
Em & [u]Cynthia[/u] Crane com
ing home from school
May went with Hattie
to get Matt. School keeps
Monday
3.
Father preached from 1st
John 8-15. Whoever shall
confess that Jesus is the love
of God, God dwelleth in
him and he in God.
Our SS is going to have
a picnic next week.

SEPTEMBER.
4.
Monday
Mr Beacom dident come
to day. They have been very
busy cleaning up for
Presbytery.
5.
Tuesday
Rev. Mr Hage Mr Lapslay
Dr Taylor & Mr Hughes
came to day. Henry
went down and got
[u]Cynthia[/u], she is [u]so[/u] pretty
and as [u]good as she is
pretty[/u]. Oh we love her so much
even [u]now[/u]. Henry reached
[u]his trial sermon to night[/u]
[Note: sideways in the margin and above]
from these words
Who hath believed
our report
& to whom of
the arm of
the Lord
[u]revealed[/u].
I guess
Presbytery
were
very
well
[u]pleased[/u]
How [u]can[/u]
we have
them go
[u]to China[/u]
I ope we
will be
reconciled.
6.
Wednesday
Henry was [u]ordained[/u] this A.M.
It was a [u]very solemn[/u] & interesting
and [u]very sad to all of us[/u].
Father gave the charge Dr [?Haye?]
preached the sermon from ---
The [?laying?] on of the hands of
Presbytery the solemn prayer
giving from the right hand of
fellowship was all so sad.
We never realized his [illegible]
[illegible] before all we [u]have[/u] to day
May God bless them both
and [u]us[/u] prepare [illegible] [illegible]

SEPTEMBER.
7.
Thursday
[--Saturday--]
Mr [?Leapslay?] preached last
night from the "little [illegible]"
pretty good I guess - but
it did not seem very
appropriate after the solemn
exercises of the day. Mr
Fisher came last night
Henry took Mr Fisher and
Cynthia home this AM.
All of the Presbytery
went away today.
8.
Friday.
Henry ordination does not
lose its impression on
[u]my[/u] minds at least and
I hope it never will.
Oh I feel [u]so very[/u] sad.
I can not find the pathy
of duty and I fear I
never shall.
9.
Mr Beacum came
to day. There was a
meeting in our church
Caroline Shaw was
examined to day.
Mr Beacum is a nice
man I guess

SEPTEMBER.
10.
Sunday
[--Tuesday--]
It was communion again.
Father preached in the morn
ing from the words
Caroline Shaw
united with the church.
Father made some [u]excellent[/u]
remarks after the Communion
I mean to profity by some of them
[Note: sideways in the margin]
Mr Beacum wasent
well enough
to attend
[u]meeting[/u].
11.
Monday [--Wednesday--]
May and I had [u]so very many[/u]
dishes this noon to wash.
They earned up a few peaches
for Henry. They sung some
to night (for the benefit of
Mr Beacum. They sung the
Missionaries Call. It reminds
us [u]so much[/u] of the [u]parting[/u]
scenes. [u]Can we[/u] let [u]them go[/u]
we [u]must[/u] we [u]can[/u].
12.
Tuesday
Henry Beacum & Matt are
down to Mr [u]Cranes[/u]. I came
home this [--night--] noon
they sold the wool
at 69 cents a pound
wish they could have
got seventy cts--

SEPTEMBER.
13.
[--Friday--] Wednesday
Miss Sherad is here to
night. Mr Beacum
expects to leave us tomor-
row morning. Hattie
recd [received] a letter from Mrs
Reeves - she has lost her
Father - and so Hattie
is not going to her wed-
ding. School went off as
usual.
14.
Thursday
Mr Beacum left us this
morning. It is not probable
that we shall ever see
him again, we [u]all[/u]
liked him [u]so well[/u].
The thrashers have
been here all day. I
dident come home at
noon. prayer meeting
is [illegible] I [?still?]
not go.
15.
the thrashers went
Friday
away at noon to day
I capped off my composi
tion on the works
of Nature. Oh how I
dread to read it wish
there wasent any such
things as compositions.

SEPTEMBER.
16.
Saturday
Monday
I read my composition
and I had to read 1st
and worse than all I
dident "recognize the audi-
ence with a bow" Delia
hasent come back yet.
Henry has gone to Mogadore
to preach for Mr Hughes
tomorrow my teeth are
so sore
[Note: sideways in margin and above]
many gave me a
crochet
needle
a nice
present
only
I
hate
to
have
[?her?]
take
[?her?]
[u]money[/u]
17.
Sunday Tuesday
Father preached from Ps
[?14?].4 "He shall judge the
people &c. There was a
meeting this evening,
we have just been hav-
ing such a [u]heavy[/u] shower
Mrs Strong died this
PM at 3 oclock. What
if it had been [u]our[/u] mother
18.
Monday
Edward and Frank car
ried home [--Franks--] John
Coys melodeon. Sarah
is answering Buelahs letter
it is cold to night, my
back teeth are very sore
some [?bites?] &c &c &c &c &c &c

SEPTEMBER.
19.
Tuesday
Mrs Strong was buried
this afternoon. School
did not keep this PM on
account of the funeral
she looked [u]very[/u] natural
Mr Hovenden preached
from the words - "Unto
us who believe he is precious"
Wednesday
20
[--"Friday"--]
Hatt Matt and Em
went over to Wadsworth to get
Matt's money. They couldent
get it to day so Matt is
going to stay over there all
night. They brought home
a few grapes. Mother went
to a quilting at Mrs Wrights.
Father went to Leodi and got
the yarn. School was rather [u]dry[/u].
21.
Thursday
Charley Wheeler came
to night he is rather a
queer looking fellow. I
guess we shall like him
first rate. I am [u]so
tired[/u] to night. Mr De Wolfe
gives us Each long [illegible].

SEPTEMBER.
22.
Friday
We had company this P.M.
Mr William Whitside and
his wife and two daughters
Minerva and Mary also
Thomas and [u]Ella[/u] Whitside
and Mary Bell. I [u]do[/u] think
Mary Bell and Ella are
such [u]sweet[/u] girls. There was
a large [u]Democratic[/u] mass meeting
down town this afternoon.
23.
Saturday
The 2nd division read com-
positions to day 14 of their
number were delinquent
and only 3 of our class-
week failed. Charley Wheel
goes away next Tuesday
School aint going to keep Mon-
day. We're almost through
our arithmetic. Good night
24
Sunday
Father preached from Isa 60 14
About the millenium. Henry
preached at Lafayette.
I have indeed [u]tried[/u] to keep the
Sabbath to day. But oh how
[u]far[/u] short of it I have come.
Oh I am [u]so discouraged[/u].

SEPTEMBER.
25.
Monday
Mattie went to Hays-
ville will be gone till
Thursday. Hattet and
Henry expect to go to
Cleveland tomorrow.
Edward and Henry
worked up to the Bell-
farm. I have to do
most of the milking now.
26.
Tuesday
Henry & Hattie went to
Cleveland this morning
Charley went with them to
take the case for Sandusky.
I almost [?envied?] them as
they started off us the stage,
this beautiful bright morning.
Em Nye and Ruth visited
us this P.M. Frank went
to Medina to drill.
27.
[--Monday--] Wednesday
I guess it is as late as 11 oclock
at night. I have been setting
up ciphering. Father Mother
Em and the rest have been
doubling yarn. Edward and
Frank have been to the
Belle farm [u]as usual[/u].

SEPTEMBER.
28.
Thursday
They all went to prayer
meeting but May and I.
We have taken 2 men to
board during the fair-
Mr Walker from Akron and
Mr Kennedy. Mr Randall
dident bring our cabinet
organ. It aint in Cleveland
he says, we are [u]so afraid[/u]
that it is
lost.
29.
Friday
School dident keep but
1/2 day so I had a chance
to go to the fair. The fair was
very good indeed better
than Medina fair, they
have such a [u]nice building[/u]
so many nice pictures,
and such a nice [?piano?]
Clara
Saturday
30.
We all went to fair again. Our
fair this year has really been
very good. Better than Medina
fair, folks say. I saw Call Curtiss
Laura & Chauncey Hollowell, and
Mrs [?Budorss?], Miss Hough a
lady in Westfield played on
the instruments a good deal.
[u]May I be enabled to keep the Sabbath
holy[/u].

OCTOBER.
1.
[--Tuesday--] Sunday
Father preached from 2nd
Cor 15 14 and 2nd verses.
The Monthly concert was
attended at 5 this evening
we all went quite a num-
ber present. The Sabbath
school picnic putt off till
next week. Father made
some remarks at Sabbath
school.
2.
Monday
Mary and made a hen
coop and imprisoned
therein a hen and 8 little
chickens. I am afraid they
wont live long it is getting
so cold. Hattie and Em
worked on Henry's clothes
down at the shop.
That coat of Frank Leitzells
dident fit Edward
3.
Tuesday
Edward repeated his
temperance address. -
seemed strange to see
him in the pulpit, his
sphere of usefulness seem
to be elsewhere. Henry came
home this afternoon. he had
[Note: sideways in margin]
got a pretty
[u]ring[/u]
for
Cynthia

OCTOBER.
4.
Wednesday [--Friday--]
Mr DeWolfe read our reports
last week. I was 10 in deport-
ment no commemorationss
2 tardy marks - 3/2 days absent
recitations 9 1/2. Hattie brought
home a sample for us some
[illegible[. Oh it is so ugly.
We gave the cows pumkins
to night. Edward showed me
some
examples.
5.
Thursday
They all went to meeting
but Mary and J M had
a bad cold. I wrote my
composition. Oh Dear Our
dear brother going to be mar-
ried just a week from to-
night, it seems so sad
But we ought to be very thank-
ful that he is going to have
such a good pretty wife.
6
Friday
[u]Hannah Hamsher[/u] spent the
afternoon with us. Cynthia
Cyrus Emily and Mary
Crane spent the [u]evening[/u] with
us. Cynthia is [u]so[/u] pretty and
we like Em almost as well.
They are all such nice pretty girls.
I wish they were all going to be our
sisters - glad one is. hope they
will always be happy

OCTOBER.
7.
Saturday.
[u]Monday evening[/u]
I had to read my dreaded
composition. I wrote on
"The life of a school girl." and
recd [received] the compliment of a
defect in speech highly--
complimentary. The girls
are down to the Association
I went down with Matt
and Hattie and they got
Mary some delaine dresses.
8.
Sunday
Father preached from
1st John 4-11-. "Beloved if God
so loved us, we ought also
to love on another," Father
preached the funeral sermon
of Mrs Cass. Our Sabbath
School picnic is going to be
this week Wednesday,
[u]Dear Dear Henry[/u]--
9.
Monday
As school did not keep
I have been trying to make
myself usefull at home.
We finished the housework
at 11. I made and completed
[u]a garment[/u] after dinner
Henry came home from
Wooster - bringing his license
Mother when [?excited has?] some pretty
hard words

OCTOBER.
10.
Tuesday
Oh dear just day after
tomorrow, [u]our[/u] Henry
is going to be married.
Does it seem so "it [u]does
not[/u]. Mary went down
town and got some
eggs, it will not seem
as if he is [u]our[/u] Hen-
ry, any more.
11.
Wednesday [--Friday--]
The Baptists SS scholars went
up to the lake and had their
picnic, ours was on the fairground
we had a much better time than
we expected. The [u]Presbyterian[/u] ta-
ble was a great deal better than
any of the rest. Mr Reider and
Henry addressed the children
Henry asked the children to preay
for the children in China.
ever to be
remembered
12.
[u]Thursday[/u]
Matt Hatt and Henry went down
to Mr Cranes this morning. The rest
of us borrowed the depot. 3 seated
open back and rode down in that.
Frank took Hannah - we got there
about 5 oclock. Cynthia was as good
happy and pretty as ever, we went
to the meeting house at 6, and had to
wait for them a good while. Edward
& Cyrus Martha & Mary Crane were the
grooms and bridesmaids they all
came in together. Cynthia Martha
and Mary were dressed in white
white sashes and white kid gloves--
Cynthia had a wreath of orange

OCTOBER.
13.
Friday
[--Sabbath--]
blossoms. Mattie Crane and I
sat together, neither of us could keep
from crying. Henry and Cynthia
are so much alike both so good
and [u]pretty[/u]. they had nice singing
and beautiful flowers. Mr Barr
married them they are both worthy
of each other. Mr Cranes folks say
they would rather have Henry
have Cynthia than any body else.
We went back to an excellent supper
of [u]ever and ever[/u] so many different
kinds of cake and fruit, but
they had to hurry so it took
away a good deal of the pleasure
they then changed their clothes
and as many of us
as could went with them
14.
Monday
[--Saturday--]
to depot. Em and I rode
with one of their boys - he took
our Jennie and she got [?scart?]
at the cars they just barely got
one and there we bade them
farewell for 2 long months, we
then went back a while and
then came home. Mr Fisher
came [u]home[/u] with us we shall
miss them so much.
[Note: line dividing them]
Yesterday Mr Fisher was here
all day. Matt and Hatt
took him to the cars this A.M.
Mrs Julia Whitside was buried
yesterday Callie Chambers
has the diphtheria.
[Note: line dividing them]
15.
Sunday. We have our new
Cabinet organ, it came
last night every one
likes [u]it very much[/u].
Father preached from
John 5, 44. It seems to me
he preaches better as he
grows old but perhaps I
appreciate it better.

OCTOBER.
16.
I was at home all day of course
Father Edward & Frank have
been up to the "Other place" all day
chopping wood. I have found
a piece to speak next Saturday
"Over the River theys beckoning to m
Loved ones who've crossed to the
other side &c The writing
school commences tomorrow
[u]we do miss our dear brother and sister
so much[/u]
17.
Tuesday Thursday
I went to school again Dont
understand my Algebra very well
wrriting shool this evening, Matt
Sarah and I went. Raing eve-
ning very unpleasant, hope I
shall improve in penmanship.
Matt coloured some yarn for
the boys stockings. I am
so very tired to night.
18.
Friday Wednesday
I went to school and writ-
ing school. am real
tired. Mr N Colliors. aint
a very scholar[--s--] [--a--]
or a very good writer
either. I had a thought
but may drove it away
[Note: diary not open all the way, some sideways writing obscured]
since Henry
& Cynthia

OCTOBER.
19.
Have been to school as
usual, was imperfect to
day for the 1st time.
I hate to go down to
writing school to night
so bad when there is a
prayer meeting at our
church. Oh how I [u]do[/u]
wish I could [u]be better[/u].
20.
Hannah is here to stay
all night. Mother visited
Mrs West this afternoon,
Father is to preach the
funeral sermon of a
young Martin [?gold?] of
Lafayette. We went to
writing school as usual
2 or 3 pretty saucy boys
21.
Mary came into school
to day - and heard me
speak. Mr De Wolfe says
we will have an exbition
I shall not want to
take part Im sure
We have not yet heard
from our dear brother
and sister

OCTOBER.
22.
Father preached from Hosea
9.12. Our SSchool is beginning
to look rather thin, most
too had that so many
leave when it comes fall.
We had a prayer meeting
to night and Mr Ham-
sher made some remarks-
he does very often.
23.
The girls dident wash
to day. I have been ripping
anf fixing my cassinure
dress. Edward & Frank
have been husking corn-
we have not spent a very
pleasant day -- [u]too much
scolding[/u]. it is [u]too[/u] bad
for it makes us all [u]so[/u]
cross. Well Good Bye
[u]Clara[/u].
24.
Tuesday
Father and Mother visited
Mr and Mrs Suell Colburn.
Matt Hatt and Em visited Hanna
(some day to be our sister) this P.M
Matt dident go to writing school
Sarah and I went, we had a
very late supper. School as usual

OCTOBER.
25.
Mr DeWolfe appointed a com-
mittee of 6 to "fix and order'
for the exhibition. viz. Alice [illegible]
Julia John and Hiram Swartz
and Ocha McDowell. Sarah
visited her with her little
Charley. Father went to
Synod which meets at Detroit
Mich. will be gone a [u]week[/u]
[Note: sideways in the margin]
Matt and Em saw
Cyrus Mary
Mattie
and Alice
Crane down
at
the
shop
to
[?aught?]
Wooster
school
better than
usual--
Good
Bye-
26.
Saturday Thursday
The Writing school was omitted
for to night on account of
a [?write?] society at Rev Mr Lyons
Frank Hattie Matt & Sarah -
went to prayer meeting at
Mr Pattons. The appointed
commitee of 6 have been busy
down stairs at school pre-
paring things for ex^[hi[bition.
27.
[--Sunday--] Friday
It has been raining most
all day, is raining [u]now
I[/u] took a letter from the P.6
written by Henry, they
are well and enjoying
themselves. Father will
be home before long. May he
be returned to us safely,

OCTOBER.
28.
Saturday
Mr Ricord came to get
Father to preach Mrs
Dickeys funeral sermon
As he was not here
Edward went down
and engaged Mr Barr
. Frank took Hannah to
Smithsville, her folks
were sick. Goodnight.
29.
Sunday
In the forenoon we
had a prayer meeting.
in the afternoon Mr.
Barr- preached. I believe
his text was "Many are
the afflictions of the
righteous, but the Lord
delivereth them out of
them all. Mrs Dickey look-
ed so very bad.
30.
The girls washed. Hattie
went to town and got
the girls some new
dresses- green they are
very pretty. Mother called
on Mrs Allen, she gave
mother a little scarf

OCTOBER.
31.
[--Thursday--]
Tuesday
We watched and watched
for Father, but he dident
come so we shall have
to wait another night
Sarah and I went to
writing school. [?N Collin?]
is so disagreeable- we
are so sick of him-.
Mary has such a bad
cold - makes her feel
uncomfortable,
Dear Henry and Cynthia
where are they now.
Soon they will leave[--e--] us
to cross over the ocean -
we shall miss them then
But their faces we shall
not see- they will be
where we may never
see them again. May God
bless and protect them
as he ever does the
right and sustain us
and them in the trial
of separation - one
more month is gone forever

NOVEMBER.
1.
Wednesday [--Friday--]
Matt and Hattie have
been to Wooster. Hattie
heard from Henry they
are well and enjoying
themselves. Cynthia wrote
a sweet little note to Hattie
expressive of her [u]satisfaction[/u]
Father come home from
Detroit, we were all so
glad to see him.
2.
Thursday
They all went to prayer
meeting but Mary
and I. We are going
to have some felt hats
Marys is going to have
a black and I a brown
one [--mine--]. hers is going to
be trimmed with solfer
ino and mine with blue
3.
Friday
Mary came to the Academy
and saw me a few
minutes it seemed
nice to see some one
from home. - - - -
Our dear Henry and Cynthia
how [u]very[/u] precious to us.

NOVEMBER.
4.
[--Monday--] the 4th Saturday
The girls finished up their
green dresses - they took
very well. Ruth got a letr
from her sister. Mrs Rust
she is very sick - with a
dreadful disease, she
came home- at noon
and I came with her
so I was at home this
afternoon.
5.
Sunday
Father preached from
Heb 11-4 "By faith Abel
offered unto God a more
acceptable sacrifice than
Cain" it is snowing some
to night. All our class
were there. I was afraid
they would not all come,
Dr Allen dident stay till
it was through.
6.
Monday
Cyrus Mary Mattie and
Alice Crane came up here
this evening I do love
Emily and Mattie so
well. I cant get acquainted
with Alice some way-
A poor soldier came here to
stay all of night

NOVEMBER.
7.
Tuesday
That man went away
this morning. Hattie is wa-
king Sarah and herself
some black silk bonnets trim
med with green. They are very
pretty. Sarah & I went to
writing school again. Em
is trimming Matt's bonnet
with black and white.
8.
Wednesday
Writing school closed to
night - "A happy farewell"
indeed". [u]I am so glad that[/u]
it is over at last no we
can have a little spare time
at home. We are going to
have the prayer meeting
up here tomorrow night
hope they will all come
9.
Thursday
Hattie recd [received] a letter from
Henry. They hope to be
back at Thanksgiving - the
last week of this month
Prayer meeting was up here
this evening Dr Allen Wm [William] Patton
Hamsher Mrs Barrett Mrs Allen.

NOVEMBER.
10.
Friday
Went to school as usual.
Mr De Wolfe wants me to
write an essay to read
at the exhibition.. Hattie
trimmed my hat - brown felt
trimmed with blue velvet
and ribbon it is very pretty
now they are all done
except Ems - and she will
have her.
11.
Sabbath
As I thought I should want
move room for today
than yesterday I thought
I would reserve the [u]middle[/u]
place for "the day of all
the week. the best Father
preached this morning from Rom.
3 8, last Clause. this evening from
John 10.5. the evening sermon
[u]especially[/u] I liked. [u]We do have
such[/u] a nice Sabbath school
12.
Saturday
Mr & Mrs Crane have been
with us most all day.
I came home at noon to
see them also to [--s--]help eat a
[u]splendid[/u] dinner composed
of chickens potatoes pies [u]&c &c &c[/u]
I guess Mrs Crane is a real
nice woman.

NOVEMBER.
13.
MONDday
Mary and I have had
a gay time to day. After
dinner we went [u]nutting[/u]
Of course we enjoyed it, found
about a quart of hickory nuts
rambled round several miles
from home and at last
arrived about supper time.
M and I fixed up [u]Lilys
grave[/u] with stones
and flowers. 4 days more
of school
14.
Tuesday
Mary visited Addie Crawford
Father and Mother visited
at Mr John Caughey's, the exhibition
ers "meet to practice to night
Miss De Wolfe is not able to
be present so John Swartz
taught down stairs I finished
my tatting collar. Hattie sewed
[?at?] Mr Hamshers shop.
15.
Wednesday
As they want to fix up the
upper room for the exhibition
Mr DeWolfe took us down stairs
to school but we can stand
it 2 or 3 days. Mr Strong Drs
McDowell & Blanchard have
been in school. Hannah Hamsher
Father is quite sick.

NOVEMBER.
16.
Thursday
They all went to meeting
except Edward Frank Mary and
I. Some of the scholars
engaged in the exhibition
are getting "vexed over one thing
and another." [u]Almost Glad[/u]
Im not one of thEir number
school closes tomorrow
Mary ^[was] stung ^[by] a wasp. Miss De Wolfe's
brother hhas been in school to day
17.
Friday
Louisa's Spear's funeral
was attended to day
in the Baptist church
School closed at recess.
I am rather glad of it on
the whole, if I have a nice
time at home. Ruth & I
went down to night, but
took no[--p--] part dont
like it.
18.
Saturday
Edward Hattie & Sarah
Mary & I went to the exhi-
bition, the house was
so crowded - every square inch
of floor was covered with [?feel?]
we were with Delia and
Ruth. N [?Minia?] looked [u]very[/u] pretty

NOVEMBER.
19.
Sunday
Father preached from Ps
111 + 10 "The fear of the Lord
is the beginning of Wisdom"
A full meeting especially
young men. Every one in
the S.S. recited a verse contain
ing the word [u]good[/u], next
Sunday the word is [u]love[/u].
Meeting to night we [u]all[/u]
went.
20.
Monday
They did not wash as
Hattie was at the shop.
The boys fixed the fences
up at the Belle Farm. Matt
went to town to night.
Mary curled my hair
just for fun, when dry
it looked very well,
maybe I will curl it some
day.
21.
Tuesday
They washed to day,
Matt visited Belle Crawford
with Sarah Leitzell. Sarah
visited Beulah Chapin,
she is getting better
just Mother Hattie May
and I at home

NOVEMBER.
22.
Wednesday
[u]Our own dear Henry & Cynthia[/u]
came up here to night.
They got to Mr Cranes about
noon are going to stay up here
all night. They have been
gone just 6 weeks. How can
we let them go it makes
our hearts aches just to
[u]think[/u] of it - how much
worse will be the reality
Matt visited Minerva
23.
Thursday
Father & Mother visited
Mrs Baker yesterday. Henry
& Cynthia went to Mr Cranes
about 9 oclock. Hattie took
them down, we all love Cynthia
so much, it will be almost as
hard to part with her as
Henry. Prayer meeting was
attended up here this eve-
ning only Dr Allen & Starin
present
24
Friday
Mary and I went out
to the "hill" this afternoon
Rov went with us, he
played in the water so
pretty. Sarah went to
tower she got Mother
a new dress Mattie is
[?returning?] to "Emery"

NOVEMBER.
25.
Saturday
Henry came home this A.M.
and brought Mr Wallace
the Caanan Academy teacher
[u]he[/u] came for an assitant
to help in school. Mr Lee
called. Father has been
thrashing for [u]Dan[/u] Shaw
Henry brought home 4 new
pieces. "The prisoners hope" &c
26.
Sunday
Father preached from the
words "Unto you who believe
he is precious." He preached
this evening also, from the
parable of the sower.
Henry is at Jackson I sup-
pose. I do think [u]Dr Allen[/u]
is such a nice superintend-
ent. I do hope he will stay
27.
Monday
May and I commenced
to go to school. John Craw-
ford is a pretty good
teacher I guess. Ruth went
there to day is coming
next week. Hope we may
have a good time going
to school

NOVEMBER.
28.
Tuesday
Hattie went to "Jackson"
and brought Henry [u]home[/u]
to live with [u]us[/u] a little while
Again & again the thought
comes back sadder and
sadder each time, one
less day for them to be
here with us. Cynthia is
coming here next Saturday.
29.
Wednesday
Em Mary and I popped
some corn- and fixed
it with molasses.
Sarah has a [u]very[/u] bad
"sty on here eye." Edward
got us some slate pencils.
I did all the milking
to night, it is getting
cold weather.
30.
Thursday
All went to prayer
meeting but Mother
Sarah Mary & I. Sarah
has a bad sty on her eye,
Mary fell down this noon
at school and cut a gash
in her forehead had to
come home
[Note: sideways]
Hattie
recd [received]
a "let
ter from
[u]Maggie[/u]"

DECEMBER.
1.
Mother & Father visited
at Mr Horace Dowds this
P.M. Henry has been study-
ing most all day. Edward
tried his windmill but
it would not go very
good. I am real sorry
for I know he is badly
disapointed.
2.
Father bought "May Emma
a new slate this morning.
Our folks killed [u]one pig[/u]
in honour of the future
"Thanksgiving. We are ex-
pecting to see our Cynthia
to night. Henry went down
to get her this P.M.
Tomorrow [u]may[/u] be the last
Sabbath they will ever
[u]spend in our church[/u].
3.
[u]Henry[/u] preached from
1st John 5.15. The 1st
Sabbath. Cynthia has been
to our meeting is it the [u]last[/u]
Just as we are beginning
to lover her [u]so much[/u]. she will
have to leave us. The agent of the
[Note: sideways in margin]
Bethel cause preaches
to
night.
Mother
May
and
I
dident
go-

DECEMBER.
4.
Monday
Henry and Cynthia went
back to Jackson about 10
o-clock seems lonesome
without them. Cynthias
wedding dress and [illegible]-
not are [u]so[/u] pretty, as
pretty as any I have
ever seen. Frank tried
Edwards [u]windmill sawmill[/u]
this A.M
it wouldent saw very [?far?]
[illegible]
5.
Tuesday
School dident keep as
Mr Crawford was enga
ged in other business
"buying up hogs." May
and I cleaned up the
yard- made it look [u]so[/u]
nice only we dident
finish it. perhaps
we wont go tomorrow
6
Wednesday
Clark Crawford kept
for John not a very
still school seemed
like recess all day
May & I popped the
corn for them tomorro
just tomorrow just tomo

DECEMBER.
7.
Thursday
Thanksgiving day is over
"All of Mr Cranes folks were
up of [u]course[/u]. All our folks
went to meeting except
Sarah and Hattie, they staid
at home to prepare the dinner
Mr Crane & his wife and Mr
[?Keck?] and his 2 little girls dident
come up in time for meeting
Mary & I sat with Mattie Crane
Mr Leyon preached
8.
from Ps- after meeting
We had an [u]excellent[/u] dinner
turkey pie cake pudding potatoes
coffee [u]&c &c &c &c[/u]. Hannah Hamsher
was here with us, after we were
through with supper and the
dishes we had worship they sung
"Jerusalem my glorious home &c" after
which Henry led in prayer he
broke down while repating the
words "We know if this earthly house
of our tabernacle be dissolved &c"
and could hardly proceed after
wards Father & Mr Crane made
some remarks there was not a
dry eye in the room. all of us--
[u]wept[/u]. the last Thanksgiving we
will ever be pertimmed to [u]all[/u]
spend together a sad sad
9.
thought but how much sadder
the [u]reality[/u]. Oh may we all have
strength for that trying hour
in the evening popped corn & apples
music games &c and then our
dear friends lift us. Cynthia is
going to stay here the rest of
the week. Oh how we shall miss them
Friday.
----------

DECEMBER.
10.
[u]Cara May[/u]
Father preached from
Isa 3-5.2nd I never head
Father preach so earnestly
before, especially near the
close of this sermon his
lungs are getting very tight
[?& so?] he says just a year
since he preached his last
sermon before his sickness
what if he is going to be
sick now.
[Note: sideways across the previous passage]
Matt is at
Jackson so
Hattie heard
our class
Our word
was parent
next Sabbath
is Jesus"
Henry dident
bring Em Elliott
home
with him
has he
broke
the buggy
Henry preached
at Doylestown
11.
Monday
School kept to day.
Henry and Cynthia started
for Columbus this morn
ing going to be gone a
week, we miss them ever
so much just 1 week
how shall we do when
they leave us entirely.
Henry broke the buggy
12.
Tuesday
Hattie & Em went to town
this evening, they are on
committee for the
Christmas tree. Edward
read in Richardson's book
prisoners escape &c it is
so interesting Clara

DECEMBER.
13.
Wednesday
Cyrus brought Mattie
home, she has been gone
since Saturday. Mollie
Bowers came up with
them, she teaches school
in Jackson. Mrs Colburn
Mrs Wrigtht & Mrs Bates
visited us this P.M. Delia
came in to supper. I knit a
[u]whole collar[/u] to day, learning
how [illegible].
14.
Thursday
Thursday
Em Edward and Mattie
went to meeting. Father
was not able to go the
meeting was at Mr
John Caugheys.
15.
Friday
I expect Henry & Cynthia are
are [--lectur--] at Medina
Henry probably lecturing
about "our puritans fathers".
Hope we will see her any
way by tomorrow, what
a dear brother & sister we
have.

DECEMBER.
16.
Edward went to Medina
to get Cynthia seemed
so good to see her again
She received quite a number
of presents during this trip
Cousin Adelia gave his such
a pretty "needle book" contain-
ing a silver thimble &c
she lost her bonnet strings
on the way to Medina-
they had a nice time at
Columbus
17.
MONDAY
The thrashers came to
night, they tipped [?pastly?]
over coming up hill - none
of them here to stay over
night I guess. I knit a collar
to day as pretty as any I
have ever made, Father went
to Medina for Henry he
dont feel as well to night
I am afraid he got cold.
18.
Sunday
Father preached from
Acts 24, 25. "When I have
a more convenient
season I will call
for thee &c." Father dident
have any meeting
to night.

DECEMBER.
19.
May and I popped
some corn for the folks
and some to take to school
Edward gave a music
lesson, we asked him an
example in arithmetic
John Crawford thought
the answer was 12
We (Edward included_ get it
63.
20.
Snow storm thawing now
however, Henry is at home
expect they may go in
2 weeks [u]oh[/u] how our hearts
[u]ache[/u] at the [u]thought[/u] of sep-
aration, if so how [u]much[/u]
worse the reality. The thrash-
ers went away to day.
Matt Hatt Em & Edward are
down practicing music for
Christmas.
21.
I dident go to school
to day. May went though
I went to the Academy
to see Emma Bowden
we picked out Matt
a Bible or portfolio we dont
know which Henry Matt Hatt
[illegible] Sarah have been to Mr Cranes
to a quilting party.

DECEMBER.
22.
Friday
Mr Fisher came up with
the from Mr Cranes and
will probably stay till after
"Christmas." The "girls & boys"
have gone to Mr Matteson
to practice music for Christmas
I dident go to school
to day. I guess our class
will get Matt a portfolio.
[--23--] 24
Sunday
I did not go to [--school
to day--], meeting to night
went to day. Dr Allen
told us about the tree
Mr Reed preached from
heb13.13. We all thought
twas a very good sermon
Mr Reed & his wife went
down to Canon, are
coming back tomorrow.
[--24--] 23.
Saturday
Mr Reed and his wife
came to night, so Father
wont have to preach tomor-
row. Mr Wycoff & his wife
did not come. Henry went
down & brought "[u]his wife[/u] up this
P.M. May & I dident go to
school. Oh I am [u]so so[/u] tired

DECEMBER.
25.
I was not well at all this
A.M. Father thought I had
not better go, but of cours
I did. Mr Dorcey sold the
portfolio we wanted [u]so[/u] bad
so we had to get a shell
portemonnie a very pretty one
the tree was loaded with
presents - I got a net gill [?edge?]
testament from our teacher. Matt
another testament from Henry
silver thimble & steel breast pin from
Henry
------
[Note: sideways at the top]
a ribbon
bow from
Mary Crane.
Hattie gave
Henry & Cynthia
a very pretty
[?bible?] apiece
with such
[u]sad sweet[/u] verses
within
Matt gave
them a [illegible]
book
apiece-
Matt
& Hatt
got some
black
white
scarfs
from
Cynthia
Em
recd [received]
a
breakfast
shall
[?from?]
Mrs
Ham-
sher
26.
[--Thursday--]
May nor I dident go
to school. Cynthia curled
Marys hair, it will curl
[u]some[/u], we are going to curl
her hair tomorrow. I gave
Mary a crochet needle
we do all [u]love[/u] Cynthia
so much, we love them
both better & better every-
day, But how soon the separation.
27.
[--Friday--]
Wednesday
The folks have all gone
Mr Reed & his wife [u]Henry[/u]
& [u]Cynthia[/u] & Mr Fisher.
Oh it is so lonesome without
them. what will we do
when they are gone.
But they will be engaged
in a good cause

DECEMBER.
28.
Thursday
They all went to "prayer
meeting" but Edward Moth-
er May & I. I dident go
to school to day, perhaps
I wont go any [--way--] [?more?]
hope not, the meeting
is at Mr Hamshers.
It seems lonesome at
home, not very either
[u]worse[/u] than lonesome.
29.
Friday
[u]Emery[/u] & Henry came up
from Jackson this AM,
we have got to get the
[?catechism?] before next Sabbath
Henry lectured on the
subject of "The Pilgrim Fathers
"I expect it is the last
time I shall ever hear him
leacture they cheered him--
Mary & Father dident go
30.
Last Saturday in the year of /65
Henry went to Doylestown
this P.M. to preach tomorrow
I have been very busy all day
to day- making beds washing
dishes, making beds sweep-
ing &c &c Edward gave 2
music lessons to night

DECEMBER.
31.
[u]The last
Sabbath in the year of /65[/u]
Father preached from Numbers
.10.29--32 inclusive. Will he
be here to preach to us by moth-
er years close? [u]May[/u] he be spared
[u]many[/u] years. We recited ^[[u]the[/u]] catchecism
as our Sabbath school lesson
not quite as interesting as
our usual lesson, but I
suppose just as [u]good[/u].
Our words for the past
7 weeks have been Good, Love,
Children, Parents, "Jesus" Heaven,
Death, and for next Sabbath
Life. Formed into a sentence
we have "[u]Good, children love
Jesus,[/u] obey their [u]parents[/u], and
at [u]death[/u], will be taken to
[u]Heaven[/u]." How merciful
God has been to us during
the year that is now [u]almost[/u]
past, and how [u]very[/u] wicked
[u]I[/u] have been. I [u]dare[/u] not
make any resolutions for
the New Year as I am almost
certain I shall break them
if I do I can [u]only[/u] say with
Gods help I will [u]try[/u] to live

Dec 31st continued
better and be more useful
than I have ever been before
Truly I have been walking
in darkness". At the end of
another year may I have
a better report to make--
Leaving this journal seems
like leaving a firm faithful
friend. Perhaps it will be
pleasant in later years, if
our lives are spared to look
over what has happened
the pasty year. Where will
our [u]dear (oh so[/u] dear to us)
brother & sister be by the close
of another year. oh they
will be missed [u]so[/u] much-
But if they are willing
to go, oh how much more
[u]more[/u] willing [u]we[/u] ought
to be to part with [u]them[/u],
Good bye - I went to
meeting to night, before
another years close if my
life is spared. I hope I may be better
One year has gone forever
It never will return
And perhaps we ^[all] may never
spend a year at home again
[Note: sideways in margin]
Oh may we [u]all[/u] meet in Heaven, never to part again

CASH ACCOUNT.-MARCH
Date. January. Rec'd. Paid.
Jan 13th 5yds cotton
cloth 55 cts per yd = 2.75
Jan 30th 10 yds of calico
37 1/2 cents per yd = 3.75
Jan 31st 1 stick drag braid = .25
6.75
Fen 4th a skeleton = = 2.12
Feb 10th 1/2 stick serpentine = ,03
Feb 14th Morocco shoe mended = .15
Feb 18th 1 pair calfskin shoes = 3.00
Feb 28th 1 cotton handkerchief = 16
expenses in Febuary = 5.46
expenses in January = 6.75
expenses so far now = 12.21
March
April 11th Ray's Algebra part first = .87
Apr 25th 10 yds calico - 22 cts per yd = 2.20
unknown when, 1 stick drag braid = 25,
May 16th - 1 - skaker - = = = .50
May 22nd - 1 pair white stock = ,45
1 pair morocco shoes - = 3.00
expenses for Apr & May = 7.27
expenses for year - 12.21
1948
7.17
26.65

CASH ACCOUNT. - [--APRIL--]
Date. [u]June[/u] Rec'd. Paid.

CASH ACCOUNT.-MAY.
Date. Rec'd. Paid.

CASH ACCOUNT.-JUNE.
Date. Rec'd. Paid.

CASH ACCOUNT.-JULY.
Date. Rec'd. Paid.

CASH ACCOUNT.-AUGUST.
Date. Rec'd. Paid.
Dear Henry we here may meet no more
But there is yet a happier shore
Where sin and sorrow never come
May we there [u]all[/u] find a home,

Tis hard to part, the very [u]thought[/u]
Of separation gives us pain,
But oh there is a blessed though
In Heaven we may [u]all meet again[/u].

[u]Another[/u] thought, it sends a pang
Of anguish through my heart
Perhaps we shall not all be there
Perhaps [u]I may be[/u] left out

No more to [u]part[/u], how sweet to be
Where [u]farewells[/u] are [u]never[/u] spoken
There we may each other see
Without no thoughts of parting,

Dear Brother & Sister, we [u]must part[/u]
Perhaps you never will return
And we shall never [u]all[/u]
Spend New Years at home again

CASH ACCOUNT.-SEPTEMBER.
Date. Rec'd. Paid.
Rev Varnum Noyes
Mrs Lois Noyes
Edward P Noyes
Henry V Noyes
Cynthia C Noyes
Frank N
Oh the joy of life is over
When your voice we may not hear
But your [u]memory[/u] will be ever
fresh
And you in our [u]hearts[/u] most dear

CASH ACCOUNT.-OCTOBER
Date. Rec'd. Paid.

CASH ACCOUNT.-NOVEMBER.
Marys cash account for /65
Date. Rec'd. Paid.
Jan 30th 8yds of calico
36 cts per yd = 2.88
FEb 6th dress buttons = .3
Feb 28th 1 handkerchief = 16
Mar 2nd a skeleton = 1.25
Mar 11tjh $4.32
1 brass thimble ,12
Apr 25th 8yds calico 22 cts per yd = 1.76
mine again
----
Aug 21st Tooth drawn - cost = 50
12 yds Delaine 40 cts per yd = 4.80
buttons for facing lining &c = .60
5.40
Oct 30. shoe mending cost = $1.00
10/4 yds calico 30 cts per yd = .52
.25
1 net cost .25 1.77
5.40
7.17

CASH ACCOUNT.-DECEMBER
Date. Marriages. Rec'd. Paid.
Jan /65 Miss Lucy Warren from Seville
to Mr Mason Michigan
Mr Even Chapin from Westfield
To Miss Sarah Fields Westfield
Feb 19th Mr Sameul Marks Medina
to Miss Callie Powers Seville
Oct 12 [u]Rev H V Noyes[/u] of Seville
[u]Miss Cynthia Crane[/u] of Jackson
Fall of 1865. Mr Clark Crawford Guilford
to Miss Fanny Colburn Guilford

CASH ACCOUNT.-SUMMARY.
Rec'd. Paid.
JANUARY
5 yd Cloth, 10 yds. calico, braid - = 6.55, nothing
FEBRUARY,
1 handkerchief, shoe mended [?5?]
1 skeleton braid, 1 pr shoes = [?50 8?]
MARCH,
APRIL,
MAY,
JUNE,
JULY,
AUGUST,
SEPTEMBER,
OCTOBER,
NOVEMBER,
DECEMBER.
Age Deaths Place Time
Record of deaths in the year /65
Age Deaths Place Time
Jan 17th Mr Chester Hosmer Guilford Jan 17 ^[1]
25th Mr Moore Westfield Jan 2 ^[2]
February 2nd Mrs Hard - Medina Feb 2nd ^[3]
February 4th about [?16?] Josephine Williams Seville (of spotted fever) ^[4]
February 4th 7 Marion Thomspon Seville (of Diptheria) ^[5]
February 7th 96 Deacon Bell Seville (of old age) ^[6]
February 23 about 13 Elvina Randall Seville (of Spotted fever) ^[7]
February 24th 46 Mrs Fitz Seville (of spotted ^[8]
Feb 21st and 24th Two La Beck children ^["5"] Seville /fever ^[9]
Feb 25th about 18 James Gilgrist Seville of the same ^[10]
Feb 26th 70 Mrs Powers (senior) -of the same ^[11]
Feb 28th about 13 Romando Hay Seville of the same ^[12]
March 12th about 12 Charley Emerson Seville of Lung fever ^[12]
Apr 4th 19 Jascaline Hay Seville, Consumption ^[14]
June 12 Mr Marsh Seville unknown ^[15]
July 19 Mrs Horton Seville 79 ^[16]
Aug 3 Ensign Johnson a soldier "
Sept 17 Mrs Strong "
Town Hawleys baby
Mrs Shaw
Oct 5th Mrs Carr
Oct 12 Mrs Julia Whitcide
Dec 3rd Mrs Miller
Samule Wentz Typhoid [illegible]
died Dec 27 in a

Rev Varnum Noyes 60 61
Mrs Lois Noyes 54 55
Edward Payson Noyes 30 30
Henry Varnum Noyes 28 29
Frank Josiah Noyes 26 26
Matt Martha Noyes 24 25
Hatt Hattie " " 20 21
Em Emily " " 18 19
Sady Sarah " " 16 17
Carrie Clare " " 14 15
May Mary " " 11 12
Matt & Hattie
24 24
Noyes
Henry
[u]Edward & Frank[/u]
Noyes
Em & Sarah
18 16
Noyes
Clara & mary
14 11
NoyEs
[u]Edward Henry[/u]
&
Frank
NoyEs

[u]Mary & Clara[/u]
Noyes
[u]Matt & Hatt[/u]
[u]Noyes[/u]
[u]"To my Diary"
My "Diary", Ill not forsake thee
For you my friend shall be
My Duties Ill daily strive to
And then Ill daily tell them
Your friend
Emeline C[/u]

Emeline Hamilton
Clara Noyes

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Noyes, Clara F. , “Clara's Diary, 1865,” Letters from Harriet Noyes: Missionaries and Women's Education in Nineteenth Century China, accessed May 19, 2022, http://noyesletters.org/items/show/1071.

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