Diary, 1863


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Diary, 1863


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Although the diary is of 1863 make and labeled as Harriet's, it appears to be written by Hattie in 1864 and 1866 (beginning on page 77) and her sister Clara in 1875 (starting on page 99). It then transitions to an unknown author of a set of poems from 266 to 269. The diary concludes with various lists of information, such as costs of fabric, addresses, deaths, and more poems. Hattie's section of the journal discusses her work during the Civil War. She volunteered alongside the soldiers, performing tasks like cooking and cleaning, while Henry worked in a religious capacity. In the 1866 section, she reminiscences on her time at Point of Rocks. Clara writes about her siblings, both the ones in Ohio and the ones in China. Frank is very sickly and much of the diary chronicles his struggles with his health. In one passage, she details how Frank wanted to vote for Governor, for he feared it would be his last chance. Francis hoped to live long enough to see Harriet and Henry on their visit home from China, but he passed away after months of struggling. Clara's portion of the diary seems to have served the function of documenting Frank's last months of life so it concludes shortly after his death and funeral, including his love for his late wife, Hannah.


Noyes, Harriet Newell and Noyes, Clara F.


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United States Civil War, 1861-1865

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[Note: Brown leather cover with interlocking cover]
DIARY 1863
H 1863

[Note: Blank page]

[Note: Pencil-like insignia with H Noyes at the center]

[Note: CALENDAR FOR 1863.]

[Note: A TABLE, showing the number of days from
any day in one month, to the same day in
any other month]

[Note: ECLIPSES IN 1863]

[Note: JANUARY, First Month--31 Days.]

[Note: FEBRUARY, Second Month--28 Days.]

[Note: MARCH, Third Month--31 Days.]

[Note: APRIL, Fourth Month--30 Days.]

[Note: MAY, Fifth Month--31 Days.]

[Note: JUNE, Sixth Month--30 Days.]

[Note: JULY, Seventh Month--31 Days.]

[Note: AUGUST, Eighth Month--31 Days.]

[Note: SEPTEMBER, Ninth Month--30 Days.]

[Note: OCTOBER, Tenth Month--31 Days.]

[Note: NOVEMBER, Eleventh Month--30 Days.]

[Note: DECEMBER, Twelfth Month--31 Days.]

[Note: typed] January, Thursday 1, 1863
[Note: In pencil] May 2nd Seville
This morning
went to town to say
good bye to the Guilford
Guards. About 90 left.
Seville making it seem
quite deserted. They
will be missed very much
but if they all return
safe at the end of
the 100 days it will be a
joyful meeting.
Henry and I left home
about one o clock and
after waiting in the depot
nearly an hour got
aboard the train for [?Huron?]

[Note: In print] Jan. Friday 2. 1863
[Note: In pencil] Met two soldiers on the cars
who had been in the service
three years and had just
reenlisted. They seemed
very sanguine in the
expectations that the war
will be finished within six
months May it be so .
I was [--the--] glad to have the
pleasure of shaking hands
with one of them who sat
just behind us. He had
been through a great many
battles and been a prisoner
in the South for some time
yet had never been wounded
or seen a sick day
About 8 in the evening

[Note: In print] Jan. Saturday 3, 1863
[Note: In pencil] we reached Hudson and
spent the night at Mr
Blackman's. It has rained
all day and is so very chilly
this evening that I fear
the Guilford Guards
will spend the first night
of their soldier life rather
uncomfortably -------
May 3d Hudson
Awoke this morning
to find the ground covered
with snow, [--Conti--] Snow
continued to fall all day
In the afternoon called
with Henry at Professors
Young Cutler and Seymour's
Did not see Mrs Culter

[Note: In print] Jan. Sunday 4, 1863
[Note: In pencil] Spent the evening at [?McDd?]
in company with Messrs
Williams Shedd Ketchum
Anglie + Eddie Blackman
and Henry We played
a game called game of
Authors a very interesting
play. Afterwards Anglie
played one or two instrumental
pieces on the piano and
then we spent some time
in singing, Mr Ketchum
is quite a fine singer and
a very pleasant young
man. Has been at [?Hayesville?]
one term is now in
the sophomore class likes
Hudson much better than [?Hayesville?]

[Note: In print] Jan. Monday 5, 1863
[Note: In pencil] May 4th Hudson.
A beautiful morning
and we are all well prepared to
enjoy it by the the recollection
of the past two days, Left
Hudson at quarter past ten
For some distance the
surrounding country is quite
level but after we reach
the Ohio river the scenery
becomes wilder, The track
for a long distance is laid
very near the river and nearly
on a level with it while
back of the track the country
rises into very high hills
We passed a great many
coal mines and some

[Note: In print] Jan. Tuesday 6, 1863
[Note: In pencil]
little villages that seemed
to be occupied by miners
We reached Alleghany
about three o clock. The
city answers exactly to the
descriptions I have read
There are many splendid
residences in the country
surrounding Alleghany
and on the bluffs over-
looking the city, which
I should think would be
very pleasant as they are
free from the clouds of smoke
that hang over the city
We spent the evening at
Mrs Thompson's Her daughter
was married to Mr Atkinson

[Note: In print] Jan. Wednesday 7, 1863
[Note: In pencil] a young theologue at nine
o clock and at two they left
for their future home in
Ohio. May happiness
attend them.
May 5th Alleghany
Henry thought I had
better not go out to camp
until tomorrow and so
have spent the day at
Mrs Thomson's This afternoon
walked around the city
to see any objects of interest
The penitentiary is a
large stone structure
reminding me of pictures
of ancient castles. A
large number of [?Morgans?]

[Note: In print] Jan. Thursday 8, 1863
[Note: In pencil] men were confined here
for a time , Beatty
Hall does not look
as well out of the picture
as in it. All the
buildings that are
not freshly painted
have a dingy look
that spoils their
May 6th Alleghany
Spent the morning at
Mrs Thomson's, After
dinner walked over to
Pittsburg We crossed the
suspension bridge over
the Alleghany A number
of people were standing

[Note: In print] Jan. Friday 9, 1863
[Note: In pencil] on the bridge and we
learned upon inquiry
that a boy had just been
drowned there. Pittsburg
is still more smoky then
Alleghany . It gives me
a smothering sensation
to walk along its streets
and breathe the atmosphere
so laden with smoke
However it is said to
be very healthy and
I presume it is so as
Pittsburg is called one of
the healthiest cities in
the world. About three
o clock we took our seats
in the cars and after a

[Note: In print] Jan. Saturday 10, 1863
[Note: In pencil] ride of about [u]ten miles[/u]
through a very fine
country reached [u]Camp
Reynolds[/u] ,On the cars
we met Miss Scott of
Hayesville on her
way east to visit her
friends. Three or four
ladies got off at Camp
Reynolds among
them Mrs [?Haven?] + Miss
Gordon ladies who have
been in the habit of
coming up every day to
attend to [u]the wants of
the sick soldiers in
the hospital I visited[/u]
the hospital with them

[Note: In print] Jan. Sunday 11, 1863
[Note: In pencil] At present there are not
more than five or six
that are not able to go
out to the table to eat
their meals. The hospital
is a long building with
beds ranged all along
each side the heads
standing next the wall.
There are about 70 beds
in all and when the
men were first moved
there from the tents they
had formerly used as a
hospital the beds were
nearly all filled with
men who could not sit
up at all. There has

[Note: In print] Jan. Monday 12, 1863
[Note: In pencil] been a wonderful
improvement in their
condition since then
After visiting the hospital
we went up to our quarters
The camp is situated
on a piece of rising
ground in the valley
of the Monongahela it
is the most delightful
place that I have ever
seen. It is surrounded
by very high hills covered
with forests which are
now bare but when
the leaves come out
I think must be
very beautiful.

[Note: In print] Jan. Tuesday 13, 1863
[Note: In pencil] May 7th Camp Reynolds
[u]It seems very strange
to me to think that I
am actually living in
camp[/u]. Our [u]quarters[/u]
here remind me very
much of our rooms in
Hayesville. This morning
Henry went into Pittsburg
and when he came
back brought a melo-
deon for our use while
we stay here. It will
be ever so much company
for us. This afternoon
we spent in cleaning
up putting up a curtain
etc etc. In the evening

[Note: In print] Jan. Wednesday 14, 1863
[Note: In pencil] Mr Reed the UP minister
of Pittsburg came out [u]to
preach to the soldiers
May 6th Sabbath morning
[u]JM Reid + Henry went
through the camp
this morning and
distributed papers to
the men.[/u] There are
[u]not more than 200[/u]
men in camp now I
suppose so that it does
not take long to
distribute to them.
The meeting was
appointed at ten. They
carried over the

[Note: In print] Jan. Thursday 15, 1863
[Note: In pencil] melodeon. [u]It seemed
very strange and not
very pleasant to be the
only lade among so
many men[/u], after an
intermission of two hours
there was another
service after which they
held a meeting in the
hospital. After meeting
Mr Reed did not come
back to our quarters.
Mr Dick from West Salem
helped Henry carry the
melodeon up from the
hospital and with Mr
Murray the warden master
came in and made

[Note: In print] Jan. Friday 16, 1863
[Note: In pencil] quite a call. Capt
Woodward also came
in and we sung a
number of pieces .
The Capt has a fine
base voice and is a
very pleasant man.
To-night Henry started
about 5 oclock to go
to Pittsburg and attend
the anniversary meeting
of the western division
of the Christian Commission
leaving Mr Reid and
myself to keep house.
After he left a Mr Palmer
came in to sing awhile
He is a genuine yankee

[Note: In print] Jan. Saturday 17, 1863
[Note: In pencil] clever and funny and
very sociable. In the
evening Mr St Clair +
Mr Cuntz came in
expecting there would
be a prayer meeting
and as there was none
they staid + spent the
May 9th Monday
This morning Henry
came in from Pittsburg
on the seven o clock train
Mrs Haven + Miss Gordon
came up on the train with
him and I went down
to the station to see them
We had a call from Mr

[Note: In print] Jan. Sunday 18, 1863
[Note: In pencil] Lowrie the minister who
was [u]here as a delegate
with Henry early in the spring[/u]
He is a very nice man a
perfect gentleman. After
tea Mr Reid Henry + I
went up on the hill to the
north of the camp, and
[u]practiced shooting with
a revolver[/u] The view
of the country from the
top of the hill is perfectly
splendid far surpassing
anything that I have
ever seen Just in
fron of us lies the
[u]camp a little city
by itself while[/u] in the

[Note: In print] Jan. Monday 19, 1863
[Note: In pencil] distance rise in the hills
on the other side of
the river which flows
calmly along at their
base. A little distance
up the river is the town
of Braddock's Fields
built on or near the
place of General
Braddock's defeat
We can see plainly two
white houses said to
mark the place where
Washington crossed the
river. This beautiful
place has the charm
of being historic ground
in addition to its

[Note: In print] Jan. Tuesday 20, 1863
[Note: In pencil] natural loveliness. I
only wish that I could
do justice to it in the
way of sketching [u]Some
soldiers came along
while we were firing
I expect that they felt like
laughing at us.[/u] One of
them reminded me of
Adelbert Dix. After
we returned from the
woods we all sat down
to write letters but [u]some
of the soldiers came in
+ Mr Reid + Henry spent
the evening conversing
with them. One of them
Sergeant Murray had been

[Note: In print] Jan. Wednesday 21, 1863
[Note: In pencil] in nearly all the battles
of the Potomac[/u]. He can
tell some very thrilling
stories and in a very
interesting way .I wrote
to Matt Hannah + Em.
May 10th Tuesday,
Mr Reid went into Pittsburg
to-day to market. In the
evening Messrs Dick [?Brown?]
+ St Clair came in and
sung awhile. Mr St Clair
has been a chorister for a
number of years but about
four years ago had the
whooping cough and
has not sung any

[Note: In print] Jan. Thursday 22, 1863
[Note: In pencil] May 11 Wednesday
This morning held "a council
of war" and decided that
we would move our
cooking apparatus all
down to the other building
near the rail-road and
hereafter take our meals
down there an arrangement
which will give us more
room and on the whole
be much pleasanter
I think, - In the
evening [u]the regular
weekly prayer meeting
was held at our rooms
The volunteers cannot[/u]
pass the guards unless

[Note: In print] Jan. Friday 23, 1863
[Note: In pencil] [u]a sergeant comes with
them to meeting[/u] .
May 12 Thursday
Find it much more
convenient [u]cooking[/u] at
the other building the
stove is so much larger
etc etc , This morning
Mr Reid brought ^in a letter
from home enclosing
one from Belle [?Rutan?].
Was very glad to hear
from ^home and get word
from the Guilford Guard
May 13 Friday
Decided that we
would paper our
rooms , and Henry

[Note: In print] Jan. Saturday 24, 1863
[Note: In pencil] went into Pittsburg
to get the paper etc etc
Did not come back
on the noon train
as we expected but
waited until four to
get the paper and
finally did not
get it
May 14 Sat
Henry went to
Pittsburg this morning
and got the paper
It is very pretty
an [illegible] of
grained ceiling.
In the afternoon
Henry commenced

[Note: In print] Jan. Sunday 25, 1863
[Note: In pencil] whitewashing and two
of the soldiers Mr Feather
+ Mr Newton came in
and offered to help
After whitewashing
we papered and
scrubbed finishing
our labor at 9PM
Mr Davis came out
from Pittsburg this
afternoon is going
to preach tomorrow
He is a theological
student of the middle
year very short indeed
looks like a mere boy.
May 15th Sunday
[Note: Stamped 2] Services at ten and two

[Note: In print] Jan. Monday 26, 1863
[Note: In pencil] the same as last
Sabbath , Mr Davis
preached two very good
sermons after which
a prayer meeting was
held in the hospital,
May 16th Monday
This morning [u]Newton
+ another soldier by
the name of Evan
came and whitewashed
the reading room ,and
Henry and I papered
in the back[/u] room but
did not get it finished
May 17th Tuesday
Today we commenced
papering the reading

[Note: In print] Jan. Tuesday 27, 1863
[Note: In pencil] room but did not quite
get three sides finished
Lieut Cougill called
in a few minutes in
the forenoon , He
is the commander
of one of the [u]Invalid
companies[/u] here has
one stiff limb which
troubles him a good
deal. His wife is
living in camp
hope I shall get
acquainted with her
In the afternoon
Capt Ford came in
He is in command
of the [u]other company

[Note: In print] Jan. Wednesday 28, 1863
[Note: In pencil] of the Invalid Corps[/u]
stationed here.
[u]He has been wounded
5 or six times and
is very much crippled[/u]
now with the rEhumatism
His wife is also in
camp . [u]He asked me
to call + see her but
I would rather receive
a call from her[/u].
May 18th Wednesday
This morning when I
was down at the cook
house Henry come in
+ said Mrs Van Tine
the wife of one of the
drafted men her

[Note: In print] Jan. Thursday 29, 1863
[Note: In pencil] was in camp + wanted
me to go over with
her and see the men
drill. So I left my work
and Mr Van Tine + wife
Henry + myself went
over and watched
them drill a short time
There was only a small
company out indeed
there is not much
drilling done in camp
I dont know why they
dont drill them more
for there seem to be
plenty of officers here
Mrs Van Tine spent
Most of the forenoon

[Note: In print] Jan. Friday 30, 1863
[Note: In pencil] with me and after
dinner took the cars
for Pittsburg Mrs Van Tine
thinks some of coming
to camp to live, I should
like to have her come
very much.
May 20th Friday
This morning attempted
to do a little washing
as our cook-room is very
small it gets excessively
hot when we have
much fire as was the
case this morning ,
Well as I was scrubbing
away some one knocked
and when I opened
[Note: written sideways]
May 19th Prayer meeting in the evening Capt Patton remained + sung awhile

[Note: In print] Jan. Saturday 31, 1863
[Note: In pencil]
the door who should
I see but [u]Capt Woodward[/u]
,his bride, and another
young lady. Well I
invited them in but
as it was so extremely
hot I asked them as
soon as I could get
ready, to walk up to
the other house.
After we started I
happened to think that
Henry had gone down
to Braddock's and
taken the key with
him but I hoped he
had got back , Well
when we got up there

[Note: In print] February, Sunday 1, 1863
[Note: In pencil] I tried first one door
+ then the other but
found I was locked
out + concluded I was
in rather an awkward
predicament, However
Capt Woodward told us
to come up to his quarter
so we all went there They
invited me to go with them
out to Wall Station but
I did not accept as [u]I did
not geel sure that they
did not feel obliged
to extend the invitation[/u]
After leaving them I
went [u]back to my washing[/u]
On my way I met

[Note: In print] Feb. Monday 2, 1863
[Note: In pencil] a man from the office who
brought me letters from
home which I was very
glad to get one from Em
+ one from Hannah
From what Em writes
about the Guilford
National Guards I
suppose they must have
passed right by our
camp and if we were
down at the other house
went within 20 feet
of us. I would have
been so glad to have
seen them. When I
came up from the cook
room I found Henry

[Note: In print] Feb. Tuesday 3, 1863
[Note: In pencil] under the table and he
and Mr Reid were
finishing off the
papering in the
reading room , A
little before noon a
company of four ladies
and one gentlemen
who were visiting
and Lieut Carson
one of the officers here
called on us. They
seemed to feel quite
at home and appeared
to have called merely
to gratify their
curiosity. It seemed
to me as if I felt very

[Note: In print] Feb. Wednesday 4, 1863
[Note: In pencil] much as I should if
I were an inmate of
Barnums museum or
something of that sort
during their call.
Mr Reid left for home in
the half past one o clock
train, Henry accompanied
him as far as Pittsburg
I have got pretty well
acquainted with Mr
Reid in the two weeks
we have spent together
and have enjoyed it
very much. Lieut
Cougill went into Pittsburg
on the same train and
he asked Henry to tell

[Note: In print] Feb. Thursday 5, 1863
[Note: In pencil] me to go over and see
his wife this afternoon
as she would be alone
Accordingly I went over
and knocked but did
not gain admittance
Then I thought I would
call on Mrs Ford [--and--]
Found her a very
pleasant lady indeed
The Capt is very sociable
has an odd way of talking
about his getting wounded
etc etc ,[u]He was a member
of Gen Grant's staff two
years + has been[/u]
ordered to report at
Washington the 28th[/u]

[Note: In print] Feb. Friday 6, 1863
[Note: In pencil] of this month but is
unable to go. [u]He fills
my idea of a man
that has suffered a
great deal for his
country .It always
makes me feel sad to
see him crippling around[/u]
Mrs Ford offered me the
use of her little pony
a dear little cream
colored mustang pony
I feel very much obliged
to her for her kindness
She said Lieut Cougills
wide had laid down
and gone to sleep she
supposed so I had to

[Note: In print] Feb. Saturday 7, 1863
[Note: In pencil] postpone my call there
to some future day.
May 21st , This evening
Capt Woodward + Lady
Adjutant Young + Lady
and Miss Fleming
and Capt Patton
called, Capt Stockton
also came in a few
minutes After the
occurence of yesterday
morning I was very
glad to have Capt Woodward
+ his wife call again when
we were better prepared
to receive them Soon
after they left the Rev
Mr Swift our preacher

[Note: In print] Feb. Sunday 8, 1863
[Note: In pencil]for tomorrow came
As I met him the evening
of the wedding at Mrs
Thompson's he did
not seem like a stranger
at all, He is a very pleasant
man , Lieut Cougill +
his wife came in and
spent an hour or so with
us, Mrs C-- is from
Ohio + formerly attended
school in Wooster. I
think I shall like her
very much -
May 22nd Sunday
Mr Swift preached at
ten o clock this morning
and at two in the

[Note: In print] Feb. Monday 9, 1863
[Note: In pencil] afternoon. This forenoon
for the first time since
I have been here there
was another lady at
meeting. Lieut Cougills
wife, I hope she will
attend regularly I do
hate to go alone so bad
In the afternoon quite
a large number of the
citizens came in .
May 23d Monday
Mr Swift left this morning
in the first train so
that I did not bid
him goodbye
We concluded that
we would not work

[Note: In print] Feb. Tuesday 10, 1863
[Note: In pencil] at [u]fixing[/u] up today al
though we have the
cookroom yet to paper ,
but would spend the
time easier than on
working , Accordingly
I spent most of the day
in writing letters,
In the afternoon
Rev Mr Beacom one of
Henry's Alleghany Sem
acquaintances called
He is a very pleasant
man looks just like
his photograph that
Henry has. He asked
us to come up and
visit at Mr Happers

[Note: In print] Feb. Wednesday 11, 1863
[Note: In pencil] and we arranged to
go two weeks from next
May 24 Tuesday
Today we went to work
in good earnest to paper
the cook-room ,We put
on all the paper we
had and found that
it needed another roll
to finish it. A small
squad of men left
today for the front
among them Sergeant
Cuntz .
May 25th Wednesday
This afternoon we went
into Pittsburg went

[Note: In print] Feb. Thursday 12, 1863
[Note: In pencil] directly to Mrs Thompsons
found them all well
and quite busy cleaning
house. In the evening
attended a lecture by
Mr Swift at his church
rained quite hard
all the evening.
May 26th Still
showery. Went around
town some, in the
Post Office met two
of Henry's friends Sem
students I bought a
lawn dress. The
merchant said it was
three levees a yard a
term entirely new to

[Note: In print] Feb. Friday 13, 1863
me but which I found
means the same as
three shillings. As
Henry had some
business at the General
Hospital we went out
there in a street car
It is situated in the
outskirts of the city
on a high hill and
is a very pleasant
place It was originally
built for an Insane Asylum
but is now used as a
Post Hospital for sick
and wounded
soldiers Dr Brian
the Surgeon in

[Note: In print] Feb. Saturday 14, 1863
[Note: In pencil] charge in rather an
old man and quite
feeble. The chaplain
Rev Mr Bear showed
us through the different
wards. He seemed
to have a pleasant
word for every soldier
we met and is I should
think well qualified
for his position. The
wards all looked as
clean and nice as can
be. In the library is
a small melodeon
I played a time or
two and then one
of the soldiers played

[Note: In print] Feb. Sunday 15, 1863
[Note: In pencil] some pieces. Quite a
large number of the
sick soldiers are from
Camp Reynolds which
I noticed they still
called Camp Copeland
I saw several wounded
soldiers, one who was
wounded at the battle
of Shiloh has been confined
to his bed ever since Poor
feel I felt so sorry
for him I had the
pleasure of an introduction
while in the hospital to
Mrs Weyman + Miss Kate
Dennison ladies who
are doing a great

[Note: In print] Feb. Monday 16, 1863
[Note: In pencil] deal for the soldiers.
We took the noon
train and got out
to camp about twelve
oclock. In the evening
a prayer meeting was
held in our quarters.
May 27th Friday.
This forenoon
Mr Palmer came in
and played on the
melodeon awhile and
invited us to go down
to the village to a
sing in the evening
As I had been wanting
to go for some evenings
the invitation was

[Note: In print] Feb. Tuesday 17, 1863
[Note: In pencil] gladly accepted.
The singing teacher is
from Pittsburg has
been teaching there
for a number of
months and is a very
good singer. The school
house where they met was
crowded but the singing
was not extra.
May 28th This morning
Henry went to Pittsburg
Bought paper + bordering
to finish out the cook
room. He did not
succeed in getting a
minister to preach to-
morrow so in the

[Note: In print] Feb. Wednesday 18, 1863
[Note: In pencil] afternoon he went up to
Wilkinsburg to see if
he could get Mr Noileross
a minister who is teaching
there to come and preach
Mr N- was not at home
but he left word for him
to come out if he would.
In the evening we called
a few minutes at Lieut
Cowgills. The Lieut was
not at home While we
were there the colored
boy who cooks where Mrs
C- boards came to call
her to supper. He is an
odd looking [illegible] but
very polite. After we

[Note: In print] Feb. Thursday 19, 1863
[Note: In pencil] came back Mr Dick
came in and soon
after Capt Stockton
Capt S- is first rate
company very lively
and good at setting
off a story. He was
in the army of the
Potomac a long time
under Gen Hancock,
He gave us quite an
amusing account of
the General. Capt S
is a licensed minister
had been in the seminary
His bump of fun is well
developed for a
clergyman I think

[Note: In print] Feb. Friday 20, 1863
[Note: In pencil] May 29th Sunday
This morning we
waited with some anxiety
to see whether Mr Noileross
as if he did not come
Henry would be obliged
to preach himself.
About nine o clock
Mr N + his wife appeared
having walked from
Wilkinsburg about 3 miles
They are quite a good
looking couple Mrs
N reminds me somewhat
of Alice Caldwell.
He preached twice in
the eating house and
left immediately after

[Note: In print] Feb. Saturday 21, 1863
[Note: In pencil] the second service to
fulfill an appointment
in Swiss Vale.
May 30th Monday
This morning Henry
went into Pittsburg +
I washed a little and
finished papering the
cook room, Chaplain
Bear came in just as
we were sitting down to
dinner and took dinner
with us Afterwards Henry
went with him through
the camp. Dr Curtiss
of the General Hospital
was also in a camp and
they both took supper

[Note: In print] Feb. Sunday 22, 1863
[Note: In pencil] with us. I spent the
afternoon principally
in writing letters as
it is my regular day
for paying debts in the
line of correspondence
May 31st Tuesday
Recd [Received] a letter from
Frank to-day and
answered it immediately.
In the evening we had
a sing by appointment
although as it was not
much known only
two came Mr Dick
and Mr Stoddard.
However we had a
very nice time singing

[Note: In print] Feb. Monday 23, 1863
[Note: In pencil] June 1st Wednesday.
Today is the first of
summer. I thought
of Matt as it is her
birthday. In the
afternoon we went
into Pittsburg to hear
Gov Curtin's address
at the opening of the
fair. As we got off
the [?cars?] we met

[Note: In print] Feb. Tuesday 24, 1863

[Note: In print] Feb. Wednesday 25, 1863

[Note: In print] Feb. Thursday 26, 1863
[Note: In pencil] Reminiscences of
Point of Rocks.
Tuesday May 22nd.
I left Point of Rocks
Va after having spent
there three months
very very happily.
I would be so glad
to have a complete
diary of the time I
spent but it seemed
impossible to get time
to keep one but perhaps
I can make some
amends by noting
down what I can

[Note: In print] Feb. Friday 27, 1863
[Note: In pencil] I left home March
6th and after a
tedious ride in the
stage to Wooster and
a pleasant one in the
cars reached Alleghany
City about 1/2 past 8
in the evening wher
I expected to find
Henry waiting for
me in which I was
disappointed as he
had not received
the word I sent him
After waiting in the
depot a short time
I sent him a line
[?telling?] the bearer if

[Note: In print] Feb. Saturday 28, 1863
[Note: In pencil] he could not find him
to see Mr Reed + in a
few moments he returned
with Mr Reed + we
started for Beatty Hale
On the way Henry
overtook us just returning
from meeting + then
went with me to the
St Clair Hotel + spent
the evening-
March 7th In the morning
Henry + I went to see Mr
[?Albree?] who said that he
had just received word
from Washington that
all the ladies had
been ordered back from

[Note: In print] March, Sunday 1, 1863
[Note: In pencil] City Point + were probably
then at Washington but
said if I wanted to go
on he would send me
As I had no idea
of turning back unless
obliged to I left Pittsburg
on the 4 oclock PM
train On the train
met a Mrs Merritt from
Cleveland also going
out to labor under the
Christian Commission
We passed the
mountains in the
night but it was such
bright moonlight that
we would see very well

[Note: In print] March, Monday 2, 1863
[Note: In pencil] I Enjoyed it very
much was surprised
that the mountains
seemed no higher

[Note: In print] March, Tuesday 3, 1863

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[Note: In print] March, Tuesday 10, 1863

[Note: In print] March, Wednesday 11, 1863

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[Note: In print] March, Saturday 14, 1863

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[Note: In print] March, Saturday 21, 1863

[Note: In print] March, Sunday 22, 1863
[Note: In pencil] Aug 30th Monday.
Frank worked in
the cellar, fixed the
cupboard doors so that
they would open and
shut easily. When he
was through he told Mary
that he expected we
would be opening and
shutting those doors
all the time now
Sarah drove over to
Will [?Hulberts?] but he
did not feel like
riding said it was
too near the middle of the

[Note: In print] March, Monday 23, 1863
[Note: In pencil] Aug 31st Tuesday
Edward Sarah &
I went out to Weymouth
Sept 1st-
We came home,
found Frank on the
lounge feeling very mis
erable. I gave him the
word Mr Nettleton sent
to him, namely that
she herself had been
an invalid so long
that she [Note: page stained] [illegible] how
to sympathize with
him, that she thought
of him often an
sent her sympathy.

[Note: In print] March, Tuesday 24, 1863
[Note: In pencil] He seemed quite pleased
said that she knew what
it was to be sick so long,
told us that they had
received China letters while
we were gone and his
birthday letters among
Sept 6th Sabbath.
Frank was very
feverish during the
afternoon, we felt anx-
ious fearing he would
be sick and [illegible]
that he could [illegible]

[Note: In print] March, Wednesday 25, 1863
[Note: In pencil] but little. While I was
studying the lesson for
the next Sabbath he asked
for a lesson leaf and
we looked it over together
[u]the last time[/u]. The lesson
was the first part of
the 10th Chapter of [?gn?] &
I remember wondering
anxiously how the next
sabbath would find him,
Sept 6th Monday -
It seemed so
warm that Frank went
into the [?north?] bedroom
Frank & Sarah Leitzell

[Note: In print] March, Thursday 26, 1863
[Note: In pencil] called to see him and
he came out though
hardly able to do so. [?Sarah?]
wanted to get some of
his cod liver oil and
he went up stairs after
it, brought her down
one of his little
striped gourds.
Sept 7th Tuesday.
He did not
leave his room (the South
chamber). Mother was
with him nearly all
the forenoon and he
told her that he was

[Note: In print] March, Friday 27, 1863
[Note: In pencil] afraid he should never
live to see [u]Henry[/u] & [u]Hattie[/u]
seemed sad and
discouraged all day
and he had coughed
almost incessantly for
several days so was quite
weak, he had been taking
[?large?] doses of morphine
and so obtained a
little sleep.
Sept 8th Wednesday.
We filled up the
study for him thinking
he would find it more
comfortable than the

[Note: In print] March, Saturday 28, 1863
[Note: In pencil] south room. Edward
[?Em?] & I went down to
Mr Caughey's in the
evening to practice some
music for the Soldiers
Reunion (166 O.V.I) which
was to occur the next
Sept 9th Thursday.
Sarah went to
Cleveland to consult
Dr Salsbury about Frank.
The Dr seemed to
think the cold of little
consequence said that he
must wear it out. Frank
said when we told him

[Note: In print] March, Sunday 29, 1863
[Note: In pencil] that he thought it
cold was wearing
him out pretty fast.
The Dr sent him some
medicine for the fever
+ told Sarah to write
to him in a few days.
The Soldier's Reunion
was held in the Town Hall
Edward Em & I went
down as it seemed
almost necessary on
account of the music.
We felt very anxious
all day about him and
Em came home at
noon, found him

[Note: In print] March, Monday 30, 1863
[Note: In pencil] sleeping. When we came
home at night he
was sitting up, Mary
was with him, had
been reading to him.
We told him as
much as possible about
the Reunion. Fowler
Nettleton called to see
him on the way home
and it seemed to
do him a good deal of
good. -- Mother
brushed and bathed
him a great deal every
day and it always seemed
to make him more

[Note: In print] March, Tuesday 31, 1863
[Note: In pencil] Thursday Sept 16th
Sarah went to Columbus
this morning (I had
decided not to return to
Wooster so she thought
she had better go back)
Frank said when
he bade her good bye
"Sarah I shall miss
you ever so much", she
had taken the care
of his medicine and
been with him most
of the time.
He came down
stairs in the forenoon
and did not go back
until night. He told

[Note: In print] April, Wednesday 1, 1863
[Note: In pencil] me that I must
take Sarah's place
[illegible] [illegible] she was
one. I told him that
I would not promise
to tell it but would
be glad to do the
very best I could for
Thursday Sept 23d
Clive Brown came up
and spent the evening.
She was going to bed
in a few days and
bade Frank good by
telling him that he
hoped he would soon
be strong again.

[Note: In print] April, Thursday 2, 1863
[Note: In pencil] Mr Mc Laughlin
also called to see
him a few minutes,
Sab Sept 25th.
Edward & I took
Mary to Wooster -
Thursday Sept 30th
Edward's birthday, Rev
Mr Skinner and Mr
Seymour of Cleveland
spent the night [?with?]
us. Tomorrow we have
the Sabbath [?school?] [illegible].

[Note: In print] April, Friday 3, 1863
[Note: In pencil] in our church [illegible]
by then.
Friday Oct 1st -
Edward Em & I
attended the convention
all day. When we came
home we went into
the bedroom and
told Frank all we
could about it and [illegible]
[illegible] to give him
[Note: writing is faded]
[illegible] [illegible] [illegible] [illegible]
In the morning, he

[Note: In print] April, Saturday 4, 1863
[Note: In pencil] [u]dressed himself[/u]
came from the study
to the parlor just before
worship. He did not
sit up very long after
wards, seemed very
Oct 2nd Sat
Mother + Em went
to Mr [?Meeds?] to bid
Chloe Brown good bye
as she leaves for
the west on Monday.
Rained considerably
during the day but Frank

[Note: In print] April, Sunday 5, 1863
[Note: In pencil] seemed very [?comfortable?].
Oct 14
Sabbath School Convention
at Amwell. As it was
very pleasant in the
morning we thought
perhaps Frank would
like to go with Edward
& I for the sake of the
rich. He thought it
would be a good idea
and said I dident
need to go unless I
wished for he could
drive back. We told
hime we thought it

[Note: In print] April, Monday 6, 1863
[Note: In pencil] best not try to do
that. It was quite
cold going down, much
colder that we had
expected, We left Edward
at the church and
came immediately back
Frank did not
seem to suffer from
the cold coming home
and when we reached
town he asked if we
had'nt better get the
mail and then said
we would like to see
Sarah Leitzell. We
saw Isaac Powers at

[Note: In print] April, Tuesday 7, 1863
[Note: In pencil] the P.O. and he said
"[u]Francis[/u] isnt it pretty
easy for you this morning."
Frank was quite amused
at being called [u]Francis[/u],
He was very tired
when he went to Sarah's
and she gave him some
[?his lamb?] and insisted
on having him stay
for dinner. While he was
eating I went to the
P.O also to the Times
ofice for the paper too
when I came back
read the [illegible]
to Frank + Sarah. He

[Note: In print] April, Wednesday 8, 1863
[Note: In pencil] was eating some [u]at
meal[/u] porridge and I
very much feared it
would hurt him. He
laughingly said "Do you
allow this"? and we
finally thought perhaps
it would not hurt him
His hands seemed
very cold and Sarah
brought some alcohol
+ water to bathe them.
She told him he had
prettier hands than any
of his sisters to which
I readily [illegible].
He did not seem

[Note: In print] April, Thursday 9, 1863
[Note: In pencil] to recover from the
ride of his ride to
Amwell for a long time.
Oct 25th
Rev Mr Doolittle
a returned missionary
from China lectured in
the evening. He came
to our house in the
morning while I was
gone to get some
[?willows?] for Frank. In the afternoon he
showed us his curiosities
that he had brought
from China. Frank

[Note: In print] April, Friday 10, 1863
[Note: In pencil] sat up until he was
through, afterwards
complained of being
very tired, said their
was too much excitement
about such things for
Soon after this
Alice Cran & her
husband called. She
told Frank that he
looked 100% better
than when she and
her mother were up
in Sept. After they

[Note: In print] April, Saturday 11, 1863
[Note: In pencil] left Frank said that
he thought was
very encouraging.
Election Day.
Father and Edward
went up and voted
early in the afternoon
and Frank waited until
Em returned from
giving music lessons.
She did not reach
home until after 3 P.M
+ he began to fear
he was not going to
get there in time.

[Note: In print] April, Sunday 12, 1863
[Note: In pencil] He said he should
be badly disappointed
if she did not come
as he wanted to put in
another vote for Governor.
It must have been
sad for him too, to go
knowing that it was
the last time in all
Among the last
purchases Frank made
for hiself was [?some?]
flannel handkerchiefs.
We went to the

[Note: In print] April, Monday 13, 1863
[Note: In pencil] Matteson's clothing
store and Frank went
in while I held the
[?horse?]. [?Presently?] Mr M
came out and told
me that my brouther
would like to have me
go in and help him
with what he needed.
What seemed a
[illegible] [illegible], he said
was [--a--] expensive he
feared too much
but I told him that
of he wanted that we
wanted him to
have [?them?] [?and?]
we took [?them?].

[Note: In print] April, Tuesday 1, 1863
[Note: In pencil] When we were ready
to go home Frank said
he did not know how he
could get into the buggy.
I told him I would
bring a box that was
near but he said it
belonged to "Boire's" Drug
store. I then said I
would ask Mr Matteson
to come but he helped
himself before I could
call any one, said he
was too tired to ride

[Note: In print] April, Wednesday 15, 1863
[Note: In pencil] I was with him
too one day when he
exchanged his boots for
a pair of cloth ones at
Mr Kulpes. He told Mr
Kulp that he was very
weak and did not
expect to be good for
much this winter. Mr
Mc Laughlin came
along as he was
ready. I got to the
buggy and helped him.
Mr [illegible] [?told?]
to bring Frank down
to the store sometime

[Note: In print] April, Thursday 16, 1863
[Note: In pencil] to see him. Frank +
"Mc" (as he always
called him) were the
best of friends.
One of the last
times he rode out
we went round by
the M.E Church and
then came out the road
south of Mr St [?Johnson?]
Frank seemed very
sad that day, said
he had hoped to be
able to work at meetings
or [?beehives?] in the
spring but that it

[Note: In print] April, Friday 17, 1863
[Note: In pencil] did not seem to look
much like it now. This
was one [u]of[/u] the [u]very[/u] few
times when he seemed
discouraged about himself.
As we passed Gen
Hay's new house I
told him that there
were some nice new
[?horses?] at the station.
I would like to have
him see and he
replied "Yes if I get
out again."
At another
time we met round

[Note: In print] April, Saturday 18, 1863
[Note: In pencil] by the M.E Ch then
on the east + west
road coming down by
the old Smith place
and through town home
We watched Father
+ Edward working in
the potato patch below
the hull. Capt Bates
house was nearly com-
pleted and Frank spoke
of the painting, we
thought the blinds
were very dark colored
but when we came
[illegible] forward we had
only been looking through

[Note: In print] April, Sunday 19, 1863
[Note: In pencil] the windows as the
blinds were not on.
There were some
nice pumpkins in
the Capt's field and
Frank in his own
funny way proposed
that we put a
pumpkin under the
[illegible] whenever we rode
out and we would
have a good supply
before long."

[Note: In print] April, Monday 20, 1863
[Note: In pencil] I took him out to
ride the day of the
New England supper
at the Hall. While
I went into the Drug
store to get some
medicine Mr Moffit our
Methodist Minister
talked with Frank
+ afterwards came
into the store and
said to me "Your
brother took very
poorly, he certainly
can not stay [?busy?]
but I think the

[Note: In print] April, Tuesday 21, 1863
[Note: In pencil] wish to live until
Henry & Hattie come
will keep him up
for some time."
The day of [illegible]
Whiteside's sale we
drove past the
[?house?] so that he
might see the
people there. We met
Fowler Nettleton and
after driving Frank
Home I went down
to Jackson. He [?seemed?]
[?very?] [illegible] [illegible] [illegible]

[Note: In print] April, Wednesday 22, 1863
[Note: In pencil] Nov 7th Sabbath
I remained
at home with Frank.
He sat in the
kitchen door and
watched the people
go to Church then after
a while he came in
and slept on the
lounge a little while
I watched him
all the time he was
sleeping, [u]so wasted[/u] and
work with suffering
and thought it must
not be possible for

[Note: In print] April, Thursday 23, 1863
[Note: In pencil] him to live long in
such a condition.
He awoke with a
little start and I
almost relieved for
it often seemed as
though he might sleep
himself away he was
so weak, so frail.
His eyes always
bright were unusua
ly bright so during
the last months
he was with us.
Never have I seen
eyes that seemed
to me so beautiful
unless it was [u]Cynthia's[/u]

[Note: In print] April, Friday 24, 1863
[Note: In pencil] just before supper
he spoke of Dr Bean
said he wondered if
he could do him any
good. Afterwards sat
at the corner of the
table with us and
watched us eat our
supper. We girls could
never eat but little
when he was looking
on, it seems so
hard for [u]him[/u] to
be denied food that
he craved that it
seemed almost [illegible]
to us and we [illegible]
cooked something but

[Note: In print] April, Saturday 25, 1863
[Note: In pencil] what was absolute
Nov 8th Monday.
Edward went with
Frank to Cleveland.
Frank had said
for several days that
he would like to see
a Dr once more and
as he was feeling
pretty comfortable and
the weather was favorable
he thought he would
try to go. We all
helped him get ready
Em cooked him

[Note: In print] April, Sunday 26, 1863
[Note: In pencil] some meals for
lunch + another helped
him dress. Father took
them to the Depot +
when he came home
I took him out to
the corn field. He
said that it was
very sad to see Frank
starting off looking
so feeble, said he
felt very anxious for
it seemed a great risk
for him to go, and
it could do him no
good but as he had
felt anxious to go

[Note: In print] April, Monday 27, 1863
[Note: In pencil] perhaps it was best.
Em + I cleaned
Frank's bedroom while
they were gone as we
knew it could not
be done when he was
at home. We put
down the carpet that
was [u]Hannah's[/u]. Minerva
called in the afternoon
we were obliged to
hurry afterwards to
get through before
the train should come
in. We talked of
Frank all day, it
seemed [u]so strange[/u]

[Note: In print] April, Tuesday 28, 1863
[Note: In pencil] and lonely without
[u]our invalid[/u] and we
knew that before
long we should have
dear Frank gone and
not have the hope of
his returning.
Father went to
the depot and we
awaited with a good
deal of anxiety his
return for Edward
was to see the Dr
if possible unknown
to Frank, in order
to find out what
he really thought of

[Note: In print] April, Wednesday 29, 1863
[Note: In pencil] his ever being any
better and although
we know there was
probably no chance
for him still we
were hardly prepared
for the result. Edward
said the Dr told him
that "there was
nothing to say" that
his food him no
good and he was
in reality starving
to death, said that
if he rallied within
a few weeks he
might possibly help

[Note: In print] April, Thursday 30, 1863
[Note: In pencil] him some. The Dr
seemed to think
that the reason he
had not gained
was because he
had not strictly
followed his directions
in regard to eating.
This seemed very
improbable to us at
the time and now
we feel sure that
such could not
have been the case.
Frank did not
seem as tired as
we had expected

[Note: In print] May, Friday 1, 1863
[Note: In pencil] he would. After
Edward had told us
what the Dr had
said I went back
into the sitting room
+ Frank reached out
his hand as he almost
always did when he
wanted to talk about
anything, and I
sat down on the floor
beside him and asked
him what the Dr
had told him.
He said "Well
he said "While there
[Note: stamp of the number 6] is life there is
hope and [?says?]

[Note: In print] May, Saturday 2, 1863
[Note: In pencil] he has raised up
men when they could
not turn in bed"
but added Frank
You know the tricks
of these Drs, they
sometimes [u]keep[/u] a
fellow[--s--] in bed so as
to have the credit
of a wonderful cure."
He said the Dr
told him he was
having Chronic Diarrhea
and that was news
to him also that he
was in danger of
having Consumption

[Note: In print] May, Sunday 3, 1863
[Note: In pencil] of the bowels and
added "I shall
have a pretty hard
time if that is the
case. [u]Dear brother[/u]
how thankful we
all feel that his
sufferings were not
prolonged as they
often are in such
cases. After he
had talked a while
he eat his supper
and I gave him
the new medicine
two kinds of pills."
He soon went

[Note: In print] May, Wednesday 6, 1863
[Note: In pencil] could to relieve him,
rubbed him almost
constantly, bathed his
head and applied
hot applications to
his chest and bowels.
We thought the difficulty
was with his heart
as the circulation seemed
almost stopped.
He thought he was
dying as did we all
for he had never experienced
such distress before.
He looked at
Father very earnestly
and repeated the

[Note: In print] May, Thursday 7, 1863
[Note: In pencil] words." We have an
Advocate with the
Father Jesus Christ
the Righteous. Father
did not hear and
he repeated it a
second time. He said
that he had hoped
to live that it was
sometimes hard to
to submit to God's
will in all things
that it was hard
to leave his friends
but they and he
would meet again.
He said "You

[Note: In print] May, Friday 8, 1863
[Note: In pencil] must only think of
me as one more
gone before, I shall
meet the loved on
the other side."
Em & I were
standing at the
head of the bed
and we asked
him what word
we should send
for him to the ones
in China and he
told Em to bring
him some [?lines?]
from the bureau
drawer he took

[Note: In print] May, Saturday 9, 1863
[Note: In pencil] them and read
them then gave
them back to her.
"We'll meet again
how sweet the strain
How soothing is the sound
Like far off strains
of music heard
On some enchanted ground"
He said he would
like to have Father talk
with him, give him
advice and consolation."
Em told him that
it would not be
long until we [illegible]
all go and Mother

[Note: In print] May, Sunday 10, 1863
[Note: In pencil] said "Your Father
& I will probably
go before long".
I said to him
"Darling, you are not
afraid to die"? and
he replied, "No! [u]He[/u] is
able to save to the
uttermost, Cast all your
burdens on the Lord. I
told him that Jesus
would go with him, that
he was not going alone
and repeated the verse
"And God shall wipe
away all tears from

[Note: In print] May, Monday 11, 1863
[Note: In pencil] their eyes, and their
shall be no more death
neither sorrow nor
[?crying?], neither shall
there be any more
pain, for the former
things have passed
away. Once he closed
his eyes and Em said
to me "I dont believe
he will ever open them
again". After about
two hours he began
to feel a little [illegible]
and said "I may
not be going now
but [illegible] [illegible]

[Note: In print] May, Tuesday 12, 1863
[Note: In pencil] would be a satisfaction
to my friends to know
my feelings,
At night it seemed
as though he had been
given back from the
dead and we all
felt that his precious
life was fast wasting
away and that the
end must surely
soon come.

[Note: In print] May, Wednesday 13, 1863
[Note: In pencil] Nov 12th
Em went to
Wooster for Mary.
Frank was very
much all day from
the effects of the
spell of the day
before. Mother was
with him all the
forenoon I going
in occasionally. He
said to me once
"Oh you look
well and strong,
I wish I came [?for?]
a [?spell for?] a little

[Note: In print] May, Thursday 14, 1863
[Note: In pencil] while. I told him
that I would willingly
give him a share of
my good health,
that I could spare
him a good deal +
still be comfortable.
While I was in the
sitting room he said
to Mother "There is
not much comfort
in living this way" and
looking through
door he added "Do
you think so, Clara"
wondering what

[Note: In print] May, Friday 15, 1863
[Note: In pencil] reply to make, I
asked what he said
+ he repeated the
words of a moment
before, I told him
he must think of the
[?comfort?] he was to
us and I went in
+ with Mother tried
to divert him. [?Sarah?]
was brushing his
arms and they were
growing oh [u]so [?thin?][/u]

[Note: In blue pen, different handwriting] By Clara 1875 - FRANKS
[Note: In print] May, Saturday 16, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] One day when I was
alone with Frank, I do not remember
the date he looked
over [--t--]his bureau, taking
each drawer and
examining everything
it it. While looking
over Hannah's things
he said that he supposed
they might be doing
some one good if they
were sent to the Home
Mission. I unfolded
her nubia and said

[Note: In blue pen, different handwriting] LAST DAYS
[Note: In print] May, Sunday 17, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] that I did not
believe we would
want to send that
away, it looked so
like her. He took
out a small pin
that was hers and
put it up side of
the [--wall--] window.
Among other things
he showed me the
lilac he had pressed
several years ago from
[u]Hattie's[/u] bush, also
some cake he had
kept from the cake
used at Hattie's last
party. He gave me

[Note: In print] May, Monday 18, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] a narrow scarlet
ribbon that was
Hannah's also her
crotchet needle, said
I would find it a
good one.
He spoke very
sadly of the way
her things were
disposed of at his
home after her death,
said he did not even
know who had her dresses
and had no voice
about anything. I
told him that it
was very hard to

[Note: In print] May, Tuesday 19, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] forgive them for the
way they did at that
time. He did not
finish putting back
the things said he
was too tired and I
might put them back
and so he watched
me return them to
their places. I [u]felt[/u]
that it was the last
time he would see them
and I presume he
felt the same.
A few days
after this he spoke

[Note: In print] May, Wednesday 20, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] of his books of Psalms,
said that Mother
had one and he didnt
know as Father would
care about having
it, said he would
[u]like[/u] to give it to
Mrs Dorsey but
perhaps he ought
give it to old Mrs
Wallick. I told him
that if he felt that
he would rather give
it to Mrs Dorsey I
thought he might do

[Note: In print] May, Thursday 21, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] Nov 20th
I took Frank out
to ride- When I came
in and told him I
was ready to go, he
said that he did not
feel very well and
perhaps he ought
not to go, said he
had a severe pain in
his side. I told him
that perhaps he would
feel better to have
some fresh air.
He asked for some
whiskey and water
which seemed to relieve

[Note: In print] May, Friday 22, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] him somewhat.
While waiting for
him I looked over
my Hymnal and he
said "They never sing
the 301st hymn,
Do they? It has been
one of my favorites
for a long time.
"Through all the changing
scenes of life
In trouble and in joy
The praises of my God shall
My heart and tongue ^[still] employ"
He seemed to
feel miserably when

[Note: In print] May, Saturday 23, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] we started, said he
was so sleepy, thought
possibly he might
have taken too much
stimulus. He laughingly
rEmarked as we left
the yard "Perhaps I
am drunk for sure"-
We met Mr Strong
and Charley up at
their place. Rude as
far as Josiah Craw-
ford's and there turned
around. He began to
feel worse and I
drove rapidly for it
seemed chilly and I

[Note: In print] May, Sunday 24 1863
[Note: Handwriting] feared he might
take cold. When we
reached home Mother
helped him into the
house and he went
immediately to bed,
throwing his cap on
the floor and not
waiting to remove his
overcoat. He said Oh
[u]I am so tired[/u] and
seemed to feel much
as he had in the
previous distressed turn
of Nov 11th. He told
Mary that he guessed
we would have to
give him up, it was

[Note: In print] May, Monday 25, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] of no use.
Towards night
he felt better said
that I might cook
his supper and he
seemed to relish it
as well as usual.
Nov 27th (3rd Spell)
He slept a good
deal during the forenoon
which was quite unusual
Not liking to disturb
him I did not cook
his dinner until much
later than usual and

[Note: In print] May, Tuesday 26, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] then it was with
[--with--] difficulty that
he roused sufficiently
to eat. A little
while afterwards he
he commenced
feeling greatly distressed
We rubbed and
brushed him and bathed
his head with whiskey +
water. He asked
if we couldnt help
him along some by
singing to him,
Father asked
him what he would
like to have us sing

[Note: In print] May, Wednesday 27, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] and he said
"The Lord my ShephErd
is"- After we had
sang that he said
he would like to
have Father select
one and he selected
"There is a land of
pure delight"- It was
very difficult for
us to control ourselves
but we four, Father
Edward Em + I sang
as best we could
and then Father
led in prayer com-
meding the dear son

[Note: In print] May, Thursday 28, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] and brother to
God, praying that
his life might be
spared if it could
be consistent with His
holy will, but that if
he was now to leave
us that he might
be made Conqueror
and more than
Conqueror through Him
who hath loved us
and given Himself
for us"-- It seemed
to us all as though
he was surely going
he was oppressed for

[Note: In print] May, Friday 29, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] breath and we threw
open the window but
it seemed to do him
no good. Mary had
gone to the village
and we feared he
might pass away
before she returned.
When we saw her
coming I ran down
to the road and met
her, told her to hasten
for we feared Frank
was dying. He felt
better [--for--] ^[after] a time
asked for some supper
and slept during
the evening.

[Note: In print] May, Saturday 30, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] He told Mary
that those hymns did
him so much good,
said they gave our
food when they were
He said to
Edward who sat
on the bed holding
his hand "[u]We Brothers
must part but we
shall meet again[/u]"
He told Em that
it seemed hard to
suffer so but the
Saviour suffered a
great deal more
for him.

[Note: In print] May, Sunday 31, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] Nov 19th
(Omitted by mistake)
Mrs Dorsey called
to see Frank. We
saw her coming but
did not tell him.
He had just been
down town, Em had
taken him down (the
last time he was
ever down) and Mrs
Dorsey said she
thought she would
wait until he was
rested. Frank sat
in his rocking chair

[Note: In print] June, Monday 1, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] by the South door
and was very
sociable, wanted her
to taste one of his
pills and see what
kind of medicine
he had to take.
When she went
away he said "I
dont know how
"I am going to
get through the
winter" and looked
earnestly at her thinking
to read her thoughts
about his condition.
She replied "Well

[Note: In print] June, Tuesday 2, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] we will [u]hope[/u] for
the best Frank.
He then told her
to be sure and
come again and
added "[u]Dont forget
me[/u]; This was the
last time she saw
him and she has
since told me that
she can never forget
just how earnest he
looked as he said
"[u]Dont forget[/u] me".
After she had
gone Frank said "we
will go down there

[Note: In print] June, Wednesday 3, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] sometimes, the teachers
board there and it
would stir me up
and make me feel
Jesse Crawford
called to see Frank
one day and Frank
told him that it was
oftentimes very hard
for him to keep
from envying [u]strong[/u]
young men like him,

[Note: In print] June, Thursday 4, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] Nov 28th
Eliza Hamsher
came quite unexpected
by this morning, came
up to spend the day
with Frank. She
did not go into
his room but waited
until he was dressed
and came out.
He asked her if
she thought he had
been [u]gaining flesh[/u]
+ told her all about
his medicine, Dr
Salbury &c &c. In the

[Note: In print] June, Friday 5, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] afternoon he laid down
and I staid with
him awhile. He laughed
about Eliza's talking
so fast, said he
liked to hear her
but it tired him.
Eliza had told
me in the morning
that she did not
see how it was possible
for us to have the
least hope of his
ever being better, said
there could be [u]no
chance[/u], said she
had taken care of

[Note: In print] June, Saturday 6, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] Consumptives and they
were never better after
looking as badly as
he did. I told Em
and we both thought
that perhaps it was
because she had not
seen him for so long
that he looked so
badly to her. Frank
in the sitting
room while we were
Eating dinner, something
that it always distressed
us to have him want
to do, for it seemed
too bad for him to

[Note: In print] June, Sunday 7, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] see the rest of the
family eating things
that were denied him,
In the evening
Mother staid with
Frank and the rest
of us staid in the
The next morning
she left on the train
When she bad Frank
good bye he said
"I consider my
recovery doubtful but
[u]all will be well[/u]".
She has since told
us that these were

[Note: In print] June, Monday 8, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] the precise words
that [u]Hannah[/u] used
the last time that
she saw her.
She told him that
Will was coming up
to see him and as
she went out of the
door she said "Now
take good care of
yourself, Frank."
She felt very
badly when she left
us for she thought
a great deal of
Frank and she well
knew that she

[Note: In print] June, Tuesday 9, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] would never look on
his face again.
Nov 29th
We all felt that
this was the last
Thanksgiving Day that
Frank would be with
us and tried to
make him as comfor-
table as possible.
Father Edward Em
+ I went to Church
(Methodist) and May

[Note: In print] June, Wednesday 10, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] and Mother staid
at home. When we
came home we found
him eating dinner.
His medicine came
in the office and
some papers and
best of all some
[u]China letters[/u].
He came out in
the sitting room after
a little while and read
in the N.Y. Observer,
(always his favorite paper)
I pinned the
vines on to the curtains
at the south window
and he watched me

[Note: In print] June, Thursday 11, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] as I worked with
them. His love for
flowers was intense,
and friEnds [--had--]
^[had] sent him a great
many beautiful bouquets
while flowers lasted.
Mary + Em prepared
dinner and I staid
with him while Mary
was eating and then
she came in. Neither
Em or Mary could
enjoy their Thanksgiving
dinner-- It was
never any pleasure
for us to eat
thing that he

[Note: In print] June, Friday 12, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] was not allowed
to have. After dinner
I read the China
letters to him and
then cooked him
some oysters, gave
him [u]all[/u] that he
wanted, served one
very large one by
itself on a tiny platter.
He seemed so
comfortable all the
afternoon and in very
good spirits. Mrs
Caughey and Mrs
Zeiglar called
towards evening. He
was then lying on the

[Note: In print] June, Saturday 13, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] lounge, talked with
them considerable +
asked them to come
again. After they
went away we all
talked together a
long time before he
complained of being
tired. In the evening
Edward drew a map
of Jerusalem on one
of the blackboards
belonging to S.S.

[Note: In print] June, Sunday 14, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] Nov 30th
Sarah came home
and Frank was
very glad to see
her, asked how long
she could stay.
He had suffered
a great deal through
the day with pain in
his bowels and after
trying everything we could
think of Mary went
to town for some
peppermint. Mother
made some remark
about peppermint
being poisonous to [u]dogs[/u]

[Note: In print] June, Monday 15, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] which Frank repeated
to me with a great
deal of amusement.
The medicine seemed
to relieve him considerably
He had been using
muriatic acid for a
few days instead of
Pepsine and thought
that was the [--occasi--]
cause of his distress.
In the evening he
talked with Sarah
a while and then
told her he would
have to wait until

[Note: In print] June, Tuesday 16, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] Matt Patton +
Allie Elliott called
one evening to see
him. He was eating
his supper and seemed
unusually comfortable.
Laughed with them
about always knowing
what the next meal
would bring him, sad
that people all seemed
to think that he used
beef in a [u]raw[/u] slate
but he did'nt see how
they received such an
impression. He did not

[Note: In print] June, Wednesday 17, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] seen much like an
invalid, so bright
and cheerful as he
looked that night.
Old Mr Devine
was here a long
time in the afternoon
and talked with
Mother about his having
taken tea with the
teachers, and eating
[?graham?] bread and
then followed a
discussion of bread
making in general.
Frank could hear

[Note: In print] June, Thursday 18, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] all as the door
was ajar, and it
annoyed me exceeding
ly to have him obliged
to listen to a conversation
about [u]bread[/u], one of the
articles he craved so
much. He complained
a great deal of the
heat and of a sense
of suffocation. I
opened the window
but it did not seem
to do him any good.
He asked me
to count his pulse
and I found it
[Note: Number 8 stamped]
120. I told him

[Note: In print] June, Friday 19, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] it was very rapid +
he said he supposed
that was what made
him feel so badly.
He could not get
to sleep but noticed
that I was sleepy +
told me to lie down
on the foot of the
bed and have a nap.
I told him I would
sleep if [u]he[/u] would but
he did not get any

[Note: In print] June, Saturday 20, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] One day while Sarah
was at home Hester
and Mary Hedges
called. Frank was
in the sitting room
Afterwards we went
into the parlor and
Mary told us of
her Mother's death
only a year before.
She had consumption
+ Mary said that
Frank made her
think so much of
her mother.
After they left

[Note: In print] June, Sunday 21, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] Frank said that if
left alone a little
while he thought he
could sleep. I was
up stairs and he
asked Mary to call
his "cook".
- - -
Mr StokEs called.
He told Frank that
he thought he looked
as well as when he
saw him last. Frank
replied that he expected
the cold weather would
try him [u]by[/u] + [u]by[/u],

[Note: In print] June, Monday 22, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] Mr Sokes asked
Frank his age and
told him that
he himself was one
year younger than
his father was when
he died aged 49.
- -
Mr Hunter called
one afternoon while
Sarah was at home.
She talked with
Frank a long time,
told him about her
daughter Mattie, how
after a council of
the best Physicians
in the state had given

[Note: In print] June, Tuesday 23, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] her up and said that
she could not live
but two months, she
had lived [u]five years[/u].
She was very cheerful
+ lively and Frank
seemed hardly less
bright. She told
him that she thought
it was a shame for
him to lie in bed so
much, now that it
was such hard times.
He laughed and
said that he guessed
he was rather an
expensive boarder. She

[Note: In print] June, Wednesday 24, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] brought him some
jelly + some other
preparation, specially for
sick people but we
laid them both aside
not daring to use them
He asked to taste
of the jelly and then
I told him that
we would put it away
and perhaps it would
do for him to have
it [u]by + by[/u]. His con
tinual patience about
being denied what he
craved, was a marvel
to me but the dear
boy was so anxious

[Note: In print] June, Thursday 25, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] to live that he was
willing to do anything
that [u]seemed[/u] best.
He said that
Mrs Hunters voice
had tired him, but
that ours never did
it was only stranger's
voices that tired him.
- - -
Rev Mr Moffit
called to see Frank
one of these afternoons
while Sarah was
with us. Frank
was very glad to see

[Note: In print] June, Friday 26, 186
[Note: Handwriting] him and we were
so glad he came, he
was so kind and
sympathetic, just the
one to visit a sick
person. Frank was
very free with him
Mr M- talked of
the Rest he would
find in Heaven and
how short the time
would seem until
all should be gathered
there. Frank spoke
of the verses on the
Tablet on the wall
of how much comfort

[Note: In print] June, Saturday 27, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] they had given him,
Mr Moffit prayed
with him, a very
earnest prayer that
he and we might
be supported if he
should be taken away,
"Even to the very end"
After the prayer
he went into the
bedroom and sang
to Frank two verses
of a hymn the chorus
"I am trusting Lord in Thee
Dear Lamb of Calvery.
Humbly at thy cross I bow
Jesus saves me, saves [u]me[/u] now

[Note: In print] June, Sunday 28, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] After Mr M left
Sarah Mary + I went
into the bedroom +
Frank motioned for
me to sit down on
the bed beside him
He then said "Mr
[u]Moffit[/u] seems to think
I can never get well
but [u]I[/u] dont mean
to give up yet, I have
outlived a good many
strong men sice I
was taken sick" and
then he looked up
in such an earnest
way, intent on reading

[Note: In print] June, Monday 29, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] our thoughts about it.
We told him that
we did not give him
up yet and in this
we were sincere. We
thought that Mr
Moffit had not seen
him and of course
he looked worse
to him that to us-
Strange that we
were so deceived but
perhaps better so, This
was about two weeks
before his death.

[Note: In print] June, Tuesday 30, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] One afternoon I read
"Dora Bronson" to
him, He slept a
little while I was
reading, said I must
consider him an
interested listener.
He asked for
his quinine powders
+ put them one by
one into his Glycerine
bottle + then laughed
about having spoiled
it for Em's "hair
oil". He looked
so badly all day-

[Note: In print] July, Wednesday 1, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] I called the girls
in during the afternoon
to see if they did not
think he looked worse
than ever before. In
the evening Em
bathed his head a
long time while Sarah
+ Mary entertained him
with incidents of
"Columbus + Wooster"
- -
A short time previous
to the above he fixed
our clock the [u]last
thing[/u] he did for us -

[Note: In print] July, Thursday 2, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] he worked at it
a while in the sitting
room + then I carried
the stand into the
bedroom. He was so
pleased when he had
put it all together
said he would have
to ask me to put
the weights on they
were so heavy, so I
carried the clock to
the bed + he told me
how to adjust the
weights, laughing a
little at my questions
about the mechanism

[Note: In print] July, Friday 3, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] of the clock it
was all so familiar
to him.
- - -
Will Hurlburt and
John Chambers called
to see him and
spent some little
time with him.
He talked with
them about his beef
diet said he did
not get tired of it
but had a good
appetite, and this he
always considerEd a

[Note: In print] July, Saturday 4, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] favorable sign.
He told Will
that he thought they
were pretty lucky to get
a boy at their house,
referrings to Will's little
two weeks old baby.
He asked them
to come up again
said he could not
get out to see people
and they must
come and see him.
He told them of
dreaming the night before
of having a large
pumpkin pie baked

[Note: In print] July, Sunday 5, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] on a square tin [--f--]
of how much good
it did him, although
but a dream.
After they went
away he complained
of being very tired
said he was too
excited while they were
One day during
these two weeks the
Threshers were here-
+ Frank sat up
in the sitting room
while they were eating

[Note: In print] July, Monday 6, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] in the kitchen. After
they were through [--he--] we
went out to eat supper
And were so startled
+ pained to hear
him coming out. It
seemed as though
we could not have
hime see that [u]table[/u]
knowing what a denial
it would be for him to
resist eating. We
covered up some of
the dishes and hastily
removed others telling
him [--he--] we did not
want to tempt him.
He said that it was

[Note: In print] July, Tuesday 7, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] all right but he
wanted to see how
a [u]table looked again[/u],
said he did not care
for much but the
bread. He was too
tired to stay long
but insisted on [u]walking[/u]
back into the sitting
room, looked into
the [?butlery?] as he
passed and said
well I saw five
loaves of bread in
there on the shelf
anyway,- Dear Brother
how precious the

[Note: In print] July, Wednesday 8, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] thought that he is
now in the land where
"They hunger no more
neither thirst any more"
Cyrus Crane
called [u]early[/u] one
morning. Frank was
so ambitious, did
not want Cyrus to
see him in bed and
so Mother assisted
him to dress and
he walked out into
the sitting room.
When Cyrus left

[Note: In print] July, Thursday 9, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] he asked Frank to
come down + see him
+ he told him he
would if he felt
strong enough.
Sabbath Dec 12th
Mother had not been
to Church for a long
time and in the
morning Frank called
me from the sitting
room and said
"Clara I guess you
+ I can get along
today to let Mother
go to church. Cant

[Note: In print] July, Friday 10, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] we sis"? I told him
I thought we should
do nicely at least
we certainly would
not guarrd.
I brushed his
arms but with a pain
at my heart they were
[u]so[/u] wasted. He noticed
that it made me
feel badly + said "Never
mind, you are too tender
there is no danger of
hurting me". I combed
his hair and whiskey
and then applied
hot flannels to his
chest as he complained

[Note: In print] July, Saturday 11, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] of severe pain,
After a time
this relieved him
+ he seemed quite
comfortable. I read
to him now the
N.Y. Observer -
"Ireneaus letters" +
"Moody + Sankey's work"
always interested him.
After dinner I
read to him from
the Changed Cross.
On a previous
Sabbath several weeks
before, Father asked

[Note: In print] July, Sunday 12, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] him if the Sabbaths
did not sometimes
seem long to him, al-
ways detained from
church. He replied
"Oh I dont know as
they do, I have been
thinking all day of
the hymn "There is a
land of pure delight"
Father then spoke of
death, how the valley
was not dark to the
Christian and that
it was not always
accompanied with
physical suffering.

[Note: In print] July, Monday 13, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] Frank had said
to Mother several
days before "Why
cling to life when
we have a brighter
home" he told her
that he had hope
in view of death for
he knew the [u]believer[/u]
would be saved.
"I know in whom
I have believed and
am persuaded that
he is able to keep
that which I have
committed unto him"

[Note: In print] July, Tuesday 14, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] Dec 16th-
Sarah went back
to Columbus but not
until she had gone
to Cleveland and seen
Dr Salsbury who told
her that Frank was
in no immediate
danger, that he might
yet get well, everything
depended on the care +c
She went in the
morning + Frank watched
the buggy out of
sight, We tried
to divert him as

[Note: In print] July, Wednesday 15, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] much as possible
from her going
I told him that
she was coming home
back when Henry +
Hattie came + that
night not be long.
He said "I am
afraid I shall never
see Sarah again, I
dont know though.
Late in the day
he remarked "Oh but
I [u]did[/u] hate to see her
go away I love to
see them around".
Just [u]one week[/u]

[Note: In print] July, Thursday 16, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] from that night she
returned but only to
find the "precious dust"
We did not could
not think he would
go home so soon.
In the evening
all went to prayer
meeting but Mother
+ I. Frank spent
all the evening in
tapping his lungs and
[?washed?] me to apply
Iodine, thought perhaps
that would relieve

[Note: In print] July, Friday 17, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] Dec 1st Saturday
In the morning
Edward brought down
his blockboard map
of Jerusalem that he
had drawn for his
Sabbath School + showed
it to Frank, pointing
out the different places
he had sketched down.
Frank was very
much interested in it
all. In the afternoon
Edward brought from
town a spring bottom

[Note: In print] July, Saturday 18, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] for Frank's bed. It
was too large and we
thought we would lay
it aside until Monday
but agyer all had gone
to bed but "us girls"
we thought perhaps
we could yet gix it
and so we three lifted
him, matress + all
on to the floor. We were
afraid of jarring him
but he seemed to
enjoy the proceeding
said it was very well
for him but feared
not as well for us.
Em + I took it out

[Note: In print] July, Sunday 19, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] to the barn + removed
a row of springs
while Mary staid with
Frank who had falled
asleep during our short
absence. We felt
more than rewarded
for our pains by seeing
the pleasure it gave
him, it was far more
comfortable every way
for him than before.

[Note: In print] July, Monday 20, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] Dec 18th Saturday
Frank seemed in
unusually good spirits
in the afternoon, called
for the "Dr" as he sometimes
called + wanted to know
if I would'nt prescribe
for him, asked me to
count his pulse, found
it was not running
as fast as usual,
when any of us
passed the door du
ring the afternoon he
would look out and
say "Bring me a plate

[Note: In print] July, Tuesday 21, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] of beans, please just
one plate of beans"-
He kept us laughing
a good part of the
afternoon, how well
that we did not
know that this was
the [u]last[/u] apparent
freedom from weariness
+ pain he should
know ere his final [?release?]
We look back to that
Sat as the last day
that he seemed like
[u]Frank[/u], so rested and
cheerful. We had a
Rehearsal as the Ch to

[Note: In print] July, Friday 24, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] prepare music for
a Sabbath School
concert to take place
[u]Dec 26th[/u] the day after
Christmas. Mary had
planned to stay with
Frank on the evening
of the concert so that
Mother could go. Had
any one told us that
on [u]that evening[/u], Frank
would be sleeping in
his [u]grave[/u], beyond our
love + care we would
have been almost as
surprised to have thought
of its being any other one
of the family. We felt

[Note: In print] July, Saturday 25, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] sorry to leave him
but thought he
would probably sleep
while we were gone, I
went in to arrange
his medicine just
before going away + he
said "Oh you are all
going away". I told
him that after this
concert was over nothing
should call us away, but
as I had to play for
Edward it seemed as
though I had to go, so
kissed him good night
as[--d--] usual and told him

[Note: In print] July, Sunday 26, 1863
[Note: In pencil] Photos promised
Jos Chambers
Ella Whiteside
[Note: Handwriting]
we should want to
find him asleep
when we returned. We
came home + came
in through the back
door so he did not
waken at all. One
night before he had
been drowsy + slept
during the evening and
then on until mid
night, Mother went

[Note: In print] July, Monday 27, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] bed about ten oclock
and had forgotten that
Frank was not ready
for night. He did
not waken until after
12 and then when I
went in + told him
the hour he thought
I must be in fun,
said he had only been
asleep a [u]few moments[/u]
but when I had
convinced him that
it was really past
midnight he laughed
+ thought it hardly
worth while to "go to bed"

[Note: In print] July, Tuesday 28, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] if it was so late.
Dec 19th Sabbath.
Restless + uncomfortable
nearly all day. Mother
+ Mary staid from
church. Mrs Zeiglar
inquired of me about
Frank + I told her
what Dr Salsbury had
said on Wed, that
there was no immediate
danger + that he might
yet be better +c. I
told her that we felt
now as though he would
certainly live until Henry
+ Hattie came and she

[Note: In print] July, Wednesday 29, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] replied "Oh I am [u]so[/u]
glad for you, I do
hope that he may".
When we came
home we found he
dressed and looking
quite comfortable, I
went in a told
him of the S.S and
of the Festival the
church were going to
hold on the evening
of the [u]22nd[/u] and of
which we did not
in the least approve.
He said "Well if
Mr--- was different

[Note: In print] July, Thursday 30, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] there would be no
such trouble about
these things. Outsiders
called it the "Presbyterian
Masquerade" but he called
it the "Fandang" a
word coined for the
occasion. He slept
during the afternoon
and did not eat
supper until very late,
for some time he
had eaten once during
the night but the
Dr positively forbade
his doing so longer +
also said that he
must not have oysters

[Note: In print] uly, Friday 31, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] Frank said "It seems
almost as though our
way was the best
for when I eat in
the night I have more
strength for my coughing
spells in the morning
but then I suppose
he must know why
it wont do".
He came out in
the sitting room but
only for a few mo-
ments, said the room
was so hot. Friday
afternoon he [u]dressed
himself[/u] and walked

[Note: In print] August, Saturday 1, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] out with a care
but he then complained
of the heat although
the temperature of
the room must have
been very low.
He said he was
so very tired, did not
know what he should
do, Mother + I made
the bed and after a
while he seemed rested.

[Note: In print] August, Sunday 2, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] Monday Dec 20th
Frank was not able
to be dressed all day +
did not raise as much
as usual. He had told
Mother that if he stopped
raising he could not live,
His chief trouble seemed
to be in his throat.
Father told me in
the morning that he thought
Frank was failing very
fast, that it seemed as
though he could not live
much longer. In the
Evening Amanda Wallick
+ Matt Patton called

[Note: In print] August, Monday 3, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] I had been down to
Sarah's and found them
here when I returned.
Em called me out &
I went into the bedroom
and found that Frank
was suffering very severely
He was sweating like
rain + could not get
his breath. We fanned
him, gave him whiskey
+ water but it was
some time before he
was relieved at all. He
said several times Oh
I [u]cannot[/u] stand this,
we had hoped that

[Note: In print] August, Tuesday 4, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] he would escape this
distress of breathing as
he had not been troubled
at all before. Mother
said that before we
came in he seemed
to shake up all at
once and thought he
was choking to death.
Father came in
and rubbed his feet,
the circulation returned
after a little and he
felt easier but there
was a strange rattling
in his throat which
never afterwards left him.

[Note: In print] August, Wednesday 5, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] Mary + I sat up with
him and he coughed
in the morning incessantly
from three oclock but
could not raise. He was
very much exhausted
in the morning but
afterwards slept some.
Mary went to town
for beef + stopped at
Mrs Shaw's for some
onions. Em fixed them
on his chest hoping to
stop the rattling. Frank
said he would far rather
[u]eat[/u] them they looked
so good, and he was
[Note: number 10 is stamped]
always so fond of them

[Note: In print] August, Thursday 6, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] I cut the beef Mary
brought [u]all[/u] up in small
pieces, something I had
never done before, and
said "Why I believe here
is enough for a whole
week" and then the
thought crossed my mind
Perhaps he will never need it,
In the evening he
seemed very uncomfortable
+ restless, He called me
from the sitting room +
reaching out his hand
said "Why do you suppose
I cannot sleep?" Every
motion showed how
very uneasy he was

[Note: In print] August, Friday 7, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] but after a time he
seemed quiet + I went
up stairs for a few
moments to look over,
with Edward, some music
for the Concert but
Em came up + said
that he wanted me.
I stood at the head
of the bed a long
time trying to soothe
+ quiet him but only
partially succeeded.
At 11 oclock Mary
took my place and
I went to bed, Could
I have known that
this was his [u]last

[Note: In print] August, Saturday 8, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] night on earth[/u] I
should be spared the
rememberance that [u]I
slept[/u] while he commenced
his struggle with Death,
[u]Dec 22nd Wednesday[/u]
Mary + Em were down
stairs the first part
of the night and about
3 oclock Mary came
up + called Mother + I,
said that Frank was
worse, we came down
found him suffering
a good deal but after
a while he seemed more

[Note: In print] August, Sunday 9, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] comfortable and we
all thought he would
probably sleep the rest
of the night so May
+ I went up stairs.
When we came down
in the morning and
found that he had
not slept we felt
very badly to think
that we should have
left him.
When I went into
his room I said
"Well Frank the days
will now commence
to lengthen and we
shall not have quite

[Note: In print] August, Monday 10, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] as [u]much night[/u], He
didnt wish me to raise
the curtain as much as
usual, said he did not
know why, but the light
seemed to hurt his eyes.
He coughed but
did not raise at all,
could not take any
breakfast until very late
and then only a little.
This was the first
time he had sent away
his breakfast unfinished.
Afterwards he looked
very unnatural + seemed
to suffer as he had

[Note: In print] August, Tuesday 11, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] done during the night
and he could not
be moved at all without
pain. We all remained
with him till nearly
noon rubbing him and
doing what little we
might to relieve his
pain. Edward went
down for Dr Bigham
but found he had
left on the train +
would not be back until
evening. Father went
down town after dinner
+ saw Sarah Leitzell
on the street, she

[Note: In print] August, Wednesday 12, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] gave him some medicine
that had helped her
when restless and thought
perhaps it would do
him good. When Father
came home he said
"Well you hav'nt suc
ceeded in putting your
boy to sleep yet" Frank
lasted of the medicine
but it distressed him
and we all thought he
had better not take it,
He seemed to fear
he might be left alone
for an instant and
said "You will not

[Note: In print] August, Thursday 13, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] leave me will you"--
Father sat down beside
the bed and repeated
to him some verses
from Rev. and then
asked Frank if he
would like to hear me
sing but he wearily
shook his head, seeming
almost too exhausted
to speak. I sat beside
him holding his hand
for about three hours
I think, some one
would come in every
few moments, once he
called for drink and

[Note: In print] August, Friday 14, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] as I rose to get
it, he said "Oh dont
[u]you go[/u], wait until
some one comes in".
For about half an
hour during the afternoon
he seemed easy but
could not sleep. He would
close his eyes for a
few moments then open
them quickly and look
first at his bookcase, then
the tablet then the cross
+ then at the group of
faces on the wall, then
at me, this he did
again and again and

[Note: In print] August, Saturday 15, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] I wish I had asked
him his thoughts but
I was afraid of tiring
him. I remember I
thought how very hard
it would be [u]sometimes[/u]
to put away his clothes
+ books but thought
that "Hattie" would be
with us to help us.
We gave him beef tea
several times and he
asked for seltzer, a
drink he had used
a great deal. He said
several times during the
day that what he

[Note: In print] August, Sunday 16, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] raised was very
different from usual,
asked if I had not
noticed it and I
laid my ear on his
chest and tried to
find where the rattling
was and thought it
seemed to be in his
throat. Later in the
afternoon he complained
of severe pain in his
bowels and wished us
to press our hands on
the spot as it relieved
the pain somewhat.
In the afternoon

[Note: In print] August, Monday 17, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] Mother wrote to Dr
S- I went up stairs
while she was writing
and I said "Mother
you will not write to
him again until
after Frank has gone"
but I thought of
his living certainly
some days longer. When
I went back Frank
asked if the travelling
was bad I said "You
would like to see Dr
Bean wouldnt you?
and told him we
could go for him.

[Note: In print] August, Tuesday 18, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] We decided however that
it would be better to
telegraph for him to come
down on the evening tram.
Just after taking
his 2 hours pill in the
afternoon he had told
Mary that he must
have a change of treatment
said that Dr Salsbury's
medicine was too
strong for him. He became
very restless about six
oclock and could on
no account be moved.
Mother tried to fix his
bed a little and he

[Note: In print] August, Wednesday 19, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] said "Oh if you were
suffering as I am you
wouldnt want to be
moved." All day he had
looked strangely, the veins
in his forehead were
pressed and drawn
with pain and his
eyes wore a wild expres-
sion that we had never
seen before, still he was
entirely rational and never
for a moment as we
have reaosn to
believe[--d--], suspected his
considtion. He feared
inflammation and felt

[Note: In print] August, Thursday 20, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] very anxious, thinking
I know, that he might
not live but a few
days longer but I
know he did not think
that he was going then,
Mary told him how
willingly we would bear
part of his pain +
I told him that this
verse had been in my
mind all day "For our
light affliction which is
but a moment worketh
for us a far more exceed
ing and eternal weight of
glory", Mother came

[Note: In print] August, Friday 21, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] in and feeling of his
feet said "Why Frank
your [u]feet are cold[/u] and
asked him if he had
not noticed it, She
asked him if she
should not heat the
stove but he said
he feared it would
make the bed hot.
He had been sweating
for about an hour very
profusely, I brought a
clean handkerchief &
wiped his forehead and
sometimes he would take
it himself. He looked

[Note: In print] August, Saturday 22, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] up & said "Why what
[u]do[/u] you suppose makes
me sweat so", I replied
"Perhaps it is the pain" &
he said I presume that
is the reason. Then for
an instant the thought
came over me "what if
this is the cold sweat
that precedes death. I
noticed too that his
hands were cold but
he seemed so strong and
spoke in such a natural
way that I thought it
was not possible.
Nothing. that day seemed
as sad to me as

[Note: In print] August, Sunday 23, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] Mother's trying so hard
to warm those dear
cold feet from which the
life had departed.
Edward went to the
train at 6 oclock but
Dr Bean did not come
having probably been
out of town when
the telegram was sent
we listened for the
train + when he heard
it Frank said "Oh I
shall be [u]so[/u] disappointed
if Dr Bean does not
come" and added, it
seems as though
something might be done

[Note: In print] August, Monday 24, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] After Ewd returned from
the train I went in
+ told Frank that Dr
B did not come but
that Dr Bigham would
[--go--] ^[come] directly if Edward went
back for him. He had
been dependeing so [u]much[/u]
on Dr Bean's coming,
it was very hard to
disappoint him.
Em + I went out
into the yard and
listened for their coming
(Ewd + Dr Bigham) but
it seemed [u]so long[/u].

[Note: A handful of pages appear to be torn out]

[Note: In print] August, Saturday 29, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] When Dr B came we
took him into the parlor
and showed him a few
of Dr Salsbury's letters.
Frank asked why he
did not come in and
he said he would in
a moment. When he
came in he said
"I am sorry to see
you suffering so much
Frank." Frank told
him that he had been
suffering [u]all day[/u]. The
Dr examined his
bowels + said that

[Note: In print] August, Sunday 30, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] he had found the
spot where the difficulty
existed and gave him
a dose of medicine,
then calling Em he
went into the parlor
and said "Miss Noyes
are you aware that
your brother has tumor"
She asked him if
anything could be done
and he replied [u]Nothing[/u]
he can not last long.
He said he would
stay and see the effect
of the medicine, came
back into the bedroom

[Note: In print] August, Monday 31, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] and asked Frank if
it distressed him, telling
him what the medicine
was, Frank said he
did not know as it
did + the Dr said
he would give him a
full dose-- Frank
tried to take it but
said "I cannot swallow
I can not breathe"
I was then at
the head of the bed
and in another moment
Dr Bigham said "[u]Frank[/u]
I think you are very
rapidly passing away"

[Note: In print] September, Tuesday 1. 1863
[Note: Handwriting] It was [u]so[/u] sudden,
so unlooked for, could
it be that he would
never speak again.
I said Frank you
are only going home,
we will all come by
+ by and you will
meet Hannah"
Mary gave a sob +
I said "Wait perhaps
he can still hear us" but
the Dr said "He is uncon-
scious- Al-most gone"-
Oh for one look,
one word more - but no
never again in this life,

[Note: In print] Sept. Wednesday 2, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] None of us will ever
forget that last scene
It seemed as though
we could almost watch
the ransomed spirits
flight and join with
our loved one in the
rapture of greeting
which awaited him
on the [u]other side[/u].
--Dr Bigham took
my "changed cross" from
the bureau and put it
under Frank's chin then
said that he would
go down and send
some one up, and

[Note: In print] Sept. Thursday 3, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] left us [u]alone with our[/u]
dead. Edward wrote
a telegram to Sarah +
sent by him.
It seemed but a
few moments before
Mr Stokes + John High
came up, just the ones
we would have selected.
[u]Everything[/u] was done
by Christian hands 7
in the most tender
affectionate manner for
Frank was loved by
them all. After they
had laid him out they
brought him into the

[Note: In print] Sept. Friday 4, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] parlor. We shall ever
remember that first
night. [u]All[/u] was not
sad for we could but
rejoice for the one we
loved so much now entered
into rest. He looked
[u]so[/u] peaceful, so rested.
After a long weary
day filled with suffering
+ distress, he had
"fallen asleep".
"[u]He[/u] giveth His loved ones ^[sleep]
Friends the dearest can never ^[this boon bestow]
But [u]He[/u] touches the drooping eyelids
and [u]placid[/u] tthe features grow."

[Note: In print] Sept. Saturday 5, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] Mrs Zeigler, Matt
Patton + Mrs McClure
came up and watched
with us, such a change
from the nights gone
before, now our sufferer
was at rest and we
only were left in sorrow.
It was so hard
to let the night wear on
and think that we
were not needed by
[u]him[/u]. It had been such
a sweet pleasure to care
for him. Father Mother
+ Edward went to bed,
and towards morning
Em + Mary went

[Note: In print] Sept. Sunday 6, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] up stairs but only
for a little while.
Thursday 23rd.
In the morning Mr
McLaughlin came
up and put ice about
him as we wished
him buried on the
Sabbath. Mr Elliott
+ Mr Caughey called.
Mrs Dorsey and Amanda
Walleck spent the forenoon.
We looked for
Sarah all day but
she did not come
until night. It was

[Note: In print] Sept. Monday 7, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] so sad for her, she
had left him only
one week before.
No one was with
us Thursday night
and we wished for
no one. We all felt
as though we wished to
care for him to the very
Friday It rained
all day. Edward Sarah +
I went down in the
afternoon and selected a
coffin, found one that
we felt sure would
have suited [u]him[/u].

[Note: In print] Sept. Tuesday 8, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] We spent the first part
of the night in the
parlor. There was a
little sewing for him
and we each put in
some stitches. Edward
played on the Piano
"How blest the righteous
when he dies", We had
sang it in the evening
with Father. We talked
of our dear brother "only
as gone before" we could
not think or speak of
him as dead.

[Note: In print] Sept. Wednesday 9, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] Sat morning was
the saddest of all.
It was Christmas but
of that we had hardly
thought. A change
took place in his
features and we so
much feared he would
not look natural again,
I went down for
Mrs Dorsey but she
could not come so
Matt Patton came and
afterwards Amanda Walleck
and we went up
for Ruth Nye. Mr Stokes
called in the morning

[Note: In print] Sept. Thursday 10, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] to see about the music
as they wished to practice
in the evening.
In the evening
Dr's Bigham, Beech +
Platte Beech came up and
made an examination.
When they were
through Dr Bigham came
out and gave us the
result. They had found
that acute inflammation
had taken place within
a few hours of his
death but said that
nothing could have
averted it, it was only

[Note: In print] Sept. Friday 11, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] a marvel that he lived
so long. They all said
that he must have
suffered probably more
than we had thought.
Cousin Gilbert came
on the evening train,
we were not looking
for him and were so
glad he came. He
brought a beautiful
wreath of flowers which
Sarah's [?best?] friends had
sent to her for the funeral.
Mr + Mrs Will
Hamsher came up
+ Jas but Mrs

[Note: In print] Sept. Saturday 12, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] Jas. Hamsher and Josie
did not come until
Sabbath morning.
Matt Patton +
Amanda Walleck offered
to sit up at night but
we thankEd them and
told them we would
rather care for him our-
selves so they went to bed.
That [u]last night[/u],
the change we feared
had not taken place
but he looked very
natural , so hard to
think that we must
lay him in the grave

[Note: In print] Sept. Sunday 13, 1863
[Note: In pencil, different handwriting from primary narrator] Old Philo Hall old Philo Hall
Within these walls Island once more
And meet with dear familiar friends
As we have met in days of yore.
I close my eyes and vainly strive
Backward to turn the tide of years
Past memories are thronging [?sonnet?]
Some wreathed in smiles some dim with tears
But all is changed & strangely new
These well remembered walls appear
Yet tis our own loved Philo Hall
We cannot feel as strangers here

[Note: In print] Sept. Monday 14, 1863
[Note: In pencil, different handwriting from primary narrator] Yet not all changed [?ah no?] the hearts
Linked by affections magic chain
That gather here at Friendships call
Within these walls to meet again
These are the same Love changes not
The flight of Time nor dims its light
Years that have passed but deeper make
The joy that thrills no hearts [?tonight?]
Yet in the home + in this place
Sad memories will [?round me?] rise
And while I greet the loved ones here
Years for the absent dim my eyes

[Note: In print] Sept. Tuesday 15, 1863
[Note: In pencil, different handwriting from primary narrator] For some we miss departed ones
That tread the path of life no more
Sooner than our their life work done
Sooner they gained the shining shore
And other loved ones far away
Serving the Master in a distant land
Purchase in thought they meet us now
In spirit join our broken band
Loved ones come back + meet us here
Let not your absence cast a blight
Upon this home to Friendship given
Let none be missing here to-night

[Note: In print] Sept. Wednesday 16, 1863
[Note: In pencil, different handwriting from primary narrator] Yet no we would not bid you come
Ev'n tho our hearts your absence mourn
Duty has been your guiding light
We would not wish to say return
Dear friends now severed far+ wide
On earth we never more shall meet
Oh may we all reach heavens blest shore
And that reunion be complete
Sept 14th 1866
Philo Hall

[Note: In print] Sept. Thursday 17, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] Sabbath morning-
Quite a number of
friends came up for
the services here.
Mr Stoakes + Mr
Kuder came quite
early and dressed
the dear one for
his last sleep.
After he was placed
in the coffin we gathered
around Edward and the
sisters and looked a
long long time wishing
ever to remember just
how he looked. Hannah's
engagement ring we had

[Note: In print] Sept. Friday 18, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] placed on his finger _
we loved to think of
them as [u]together[/u].
Mary Crane came in
+ stood beside us and
we thought of that
other one dear to us
who had long since gone
home and who was
buried far far away.
We longed for our
absent ones and wondered
what they were doing.
It would have been
such a privelege for them
to have been with us
then as we laid

[Note: In print] Sept. Saturday 19, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] dear Frank to rest.
The services at
the house concluded
we went to the church
+ found it filled.
Sarah placed the
beautiful wreath of
flowers on the coffin.
The first two hymns
were of our own selection.
The first "How blest
the Righteous when he dies
having been sung at
Hannah's funeral and
the second "There is a
land of pure delight"
one of Frank's special

[Note: In print] Sept. Sunday 20, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] favorites. Mr Elliott
preached from the
words "The last enemy
that shall be destroyed
is [u]Death[/u]." He said he
hardly knew how to
address these mourners
that among them was
one who had often pointed
others to the source of
all comfort + that they
all knew where to go
for needed grace.
He spoke of dear
Frank, how he had
only gone up higher,
joined the church above

[Note: In print] Sept. Monday 21, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] where we all hoped
to follow, said that
although quiet he had
been well know and
beloved by all, that
for years his fragile
form pale with suf-
fering had yet been
always at the house
of God. We were
disappointed that
Mr Moffit could
not be present, he
afterwards make a
[illegible] allusion to
his visit with Frank
from his own pulpit.

[Note: a few pages torn out]

[Note: In print] Sept. Thursday 24, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] During the sermon the
beautiful sunlight shone on
the coffin, such a fitting emblem
of the glorious sunlight
into which his ransomed
spirit had entered.
The Choir seemed to
sing with much feeling
the last hymn being
one of their own selection
"Go to thy rest in peace"
and very sweet it
seemed to us all. As the
grave at our request they
sang "Asleep in Jesus" It
was hard, very hard to
see the dear form we had
so tenderly cared for +

[Note: In print] Sept. Friday 25, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] carefully shielded from
every rude blast thus
places in the cold dreary
tomb but our thoughts
went beyond to the city
which hath foundations"
where the redeemed are
safely shielded from every
form of suffering, released
from every sorrow, [u]there[/u]
not [u]here[/u] was the home
of our [u]beloved Frank[/u].

[Note: In print] Sept. Saturday 26, 1863
[Note: Handwriting] "Tossed no more on life's rough billow
All thy storms of sorrow fled,
Death hath found a quiet pillow
For the faithful christians head.
Peaceful slumbers, guarding
o'er his lovely bed,"
- - - -
"Oh may we be reunited
With the spirits of the just
Leaving all that sin has blighted
with corruption in the dust.
Hear us Jesus, thou our
Lord our Life our Trust."

[Note: In print] Sept. Sunday 27, 1863

[Note: In print] Sept. Monday 28, 1863

[Note: In print] Sept. Tuesday 29, 1863
[Note: In pencil] Expenses incurred
Gaiters $[--3.25--]
Bleeched Muslin 13 yds = 4.87
Delaine 12 = 4.00
Drilling 1 .30
Buttons 1 1/3 doz = .54
Drag Braid = .10
Calico 10 yds = 2.20
Wool Delaine .30
Corset 2.00
Hoop-Skirt 1.75
Hose .65
De Laine 12 1/2 4.33
Ladies Cloth 2 1/2 5.50
2 4.00
"Dress" 2.60
Bleeched Muslin 1.80
Cambrid 5.50

[Note: In print] Sept. Wednesday 30, 1863
[Note: In pencil] T B Dowds
J Hamsher
J K Caughey

[Note: In print] October, Thursday 1, 1863
[Note: In pencil] J Hamsher Cr.
Empress cloth Dress -
Ladies cloth coat
Delaine dress -
" " "
Bleached Muslin
Hoop Skirt
Ladies cloth
Calico Dress

[Note: In print] October, Friday 2, 1863
[Note: In pencil] $14.00

[Note: In print] October, Saturday 3, 1863
[Note: In pencil] J K Caughey Cr
Bleached Muslin
Summer Delaine

[Note: In print] October, Sunday 4, 1863
[Note: In pencil] $5.50

[Note: In print] October, Monday 5, 1863

[Note: In print] October, Tuesday 6, 1863

[Note: In print] October, Wednesday 7, 1863

[Note: In print] October, Thursday 8, 1863

[Note: In print] October, Friday 9, 1863

[Note: In print] October, Saturday 10, 1863

[Note: In print] October, Sunday 11, 1863

[Note: In print] October, Monday 12, 1863

[Note: In print] October, Tuesday 11, 1863

[Note: In print] October, Wednesday 14, 1863

[Note: In print] October, Thursday 15, 1863

[Note: In print] October, Friday 16, 1863

[Note: In print] October, Saturday 17, 1863
[Note: In pencil] Trunk, $9.00
Satchel " 2.00
Gloves " 2.00
Cloth " 3.25
- - - - -
Aug 28= 16.25

[Note: In print] October, Sunday 18, 1863
[Note: In pencil] Wooster 16.25
Cloak 9.00
Sabino 12.75
- - -
$ 38.00

[Note: In print] October, Monday 19, 1863
[Note: In pencil] Feb 1st 1866
3 1/4 waterproof, 7.25
9 yds calico, 2.25
2 " drilling .80
1 binding braid .10
10 yds muslin 4.50

[Note: In print] October, Tuesday 20, 1863

[Note: In print] October, Wednesday 21, 1863
[Note: In pencil] Amount paid [?H Herr?]
Frame + pictures Medicine
Gilt Frames
Brushes + Paints
Pictures Seville
Picture Wooster

[Note: In print] October, Thursday 22, 1863
[Note: In pencil]
$ 20.00

[Note: In print] October, Friday 23, 1863

[Note: In print] October, Saturday 24, 1863

[Note: In print] October, Sunday 25, 1863
[Note: In pencil] Am't paid [?H Herr.?]
Lith Niagra Falls +
Oval Frame
Gilt Frame Niagara
" " Home

[Note: In print] October, Monday 26, 1863
[Note: In pencil] $20.00
Reapers + Gen Lyon .65

[Note: In print] October, Tuesday 27, 1863
[Note: In pencil] Amt paid [?H Herr?]
Lith Niagara Falls
Glass " "
Frame " "
Lith Home from the War
Glass " " " "
Frame " " " "
Reapers, lith + frame
Lincoln lith glass + frame
Lyon lith + glass
Photographs + glass
Oval Frame
Paint at Andrews
" " Wooster
" " Cleveland
White paint + oil

[Note: In print] October, Wednesday 28, 1863
[Note: In pencil] $20.00

[Note: In print] October, Thursday 29, 1863
[Note: In pencil] [?Bot?] lith one doz
" " Emily's
Glasses 3 --
Varnish + Turpentine

[Note: In print] October, Friday 30, 1863
[Note: In pencil] $ 1.00

[Note: In print] October, Saturday 31, 1863
[Note: In pencil] Am't made by
Rollo Caughey
Charlie Fife
M E Turner + Mary
Timmie Strong
Cordelia Powers

[Note: In print] November, Sunday 1, 1863
[Note: In pencil] teaching.
$ 5.00
Russel 5.00

[Note: In print] November, Monday 2, 1863

[Note: In print] Nov. Tuesday 3, 1863

[Note: In print] Nov. Wednesday 4, 1863

[Note: In print] Nov. Thursday 5, 1863

[Note: In print] Nov. Friday 6, 1863

[Note: In print] Nov. Saturday 7, 1863

[Note: In print] Nov. Sunday 8, 1863

[Note: In print] Nov. Monday 9, 1863

[Note: In print] Nov. Tuesday 10, 1863

[Note: In print] Nov. Wednesday 11, 1863

[Note: In print] Nov. Thursday 12, 1863

[Note: In print] Nov. Friday 13, 1863

[Note: In print] Nov. Saturday 14, 1863

[Note: In print] Nov. Sunday 15, 1863

[Note: In print] Nov. Monday 16, 1863

[Note: In print] Nov. Tuesday 17, 1863

[Note: In print] Nov. Wednesday 18, 1863

[Note: In print] Nov. Thursday 19, 1863

[Note: In print] Nov. Friday 20, 1863

[Note: In print] Nov. Saturday 21, 1863

[Note: In print] Nov. Sunday 22, 1863
[Note: In pencil] Alfred B Evans
Co [?P?]. 10th Regt
[?PR C?]
City [?D C?]
R [?Z?] Newton
Co C
57TH Regt

[Note: In print] Nov. Monday 22, 1863

[Note: In print] Nov. Tuesday 24, 1863
[Note: In pencil] Mrs Laura Palmer
Outagamie C
Mrs Margaret Kennedy
Pike Run
Washington CO
Mrs Mary D Kent
Big Rapids
Macosta County

[Note: In print] Nov. Wednesday 25, 1863
[Note: In pencil] David Repplogel
Co H 61 Regt PVV

[Note: In print] Nov. Thursday 26, 1863

[Note: In print] Nov. Friday 27, 1863

[Note: In print] Nov. Saturday 28, 1863

[Note: In print] Nov. Sunday 29, 1863

[Note: In print] Nov. Monday 30, 1863
[Note: In pencil] All hail to our country defenders
The loyal the brave + the true
Each traitorous banner surrenders
And bows in subjection to you
Then hail from our countrys defenders
Let the shout be reechoed afar
May they still be the pride of nation
The fear of our nation [illegible]
[?Floats?] [illegible] above us today
The [?meal?] of the victor awaits you
And gladly the tribute we pay

[Note: In print] December, Tuesday 1, 1863
[Note: In pencil] All humor to hearts that were loved
And hands that have [?battle ^[for sight]?]
With the patriots of old ye are numbered
+ deathless as theirs is your fame
[?Amid?] tears for the hears who [?are?] ^[sleeping]
On the field where their ^[life closed we return]
With the cheers for the [illegible]
[?Are?] mingled the tears for the ^[dead]

[Note: In print] Dec. Wednesday 2, 1863

[Note: In print] Dec. Thursday 3, 1863
[Note: stamped number 15 in the lower left hand corner]

[Note: In print] Dec. Friday 4, 1863
[Note: In pencil] Mrs. S. [?Cowgill?]

[Note: In print] Dec. Saturday 5, 1863
[Note: In pencil] Not less do we welcome the brave who ^[return]
Because for the absent in sadness we ^[mourn]

[Note: In print] Dec. Sunday 6, 1863

[Note: In print] Dec. Monday 7, 1863

[Note: In print] Dec. Tuesday 8, 1863

[Note: In print] Dec. Wednesday 9, 1863

[Note: In print] Dec. Thursday 10, 1863

[Note: In print] Dec. Friday 11, 1863

[Note: In print] Dec. Saturday 12, 1863

[Note: In print] Dec. Sunday 13, 1863

[Note: In print] Dec. Monday 14, 1863
[Note: Little drawing next to 14 in pencil, perhaps the number 16]

[Note: In print] Dec. Tuesday 15, 1863

[Note: In print] Dec. Wednesday 16, 1863

[Note: In print] Dec. Thursday 17, 1863

[Note: In print] ec. Friday 18, 1863

[Note: In print] Dec. Saturday 19, 1863

[Note: In print] Dec. Sunday 20, 1863

[Note: In print] Dec. Monday 21, 1863

[Note: In print] Dec. Tuesday 22, 1863

[Note: In print] Dec. Wednesday 23, 1863

[Note: In print] Dec. Thursday 24, 1863
[Note: In pencil] RH Curran
Cor [?Navt?] Main + [illegible]
R.H Curran.

[Note: In print] Dec. Friday 25, 1863

[Note: In print] Dec. Saturday 26, 1863

[Note: In print] Dec. Sunday 27, 1863

[Note: In print] Dec. Monday 28, 1863

[Note: In print] Dec. Tuesday 29, 1863

[Note: In print] Dec. Wednesday 30, 1863

[Note: In print] Dec. Thursday 31, 1863

[Note: In print] MEMORANDA.
[Note: In pencil] Photographs owing
D Phillips
Mrs Hindman
" Kingsley
" Reeves
M A Happer
Mr Greene
Mrs Wittenmeyer
Jos Bella

[Note: In print] MEMORANDA.
[Note: In pencil] Letters written
M A Happer July 7
E M Reeves " 12
PP Kingsley 14.
A Wittenmeyer 18
Charlie Ringlass 27
A Wittenmeyer 31
Maggie Happer Aug 7
E M Reeves " 7
Mattie Noyes " 10
J W McIntyre " 22
EM Reeves " 25

[Note: In print] MEMORANDA.
[Note: In pencil] May 2nd Guilford Guards left [?P?]
" 3d At Hudson

[Note: In print] MEMORANDA.
[Note: In pencil] May 8th Richmond
May 17th Picnic

[Note: In print] MEMORANDA.

[Note: In print] MEMORANDA.

[Note: In print] MEMORANDA.
[Note: In pencil] John Beck
[?85 Reg?] of [?Bott?] [?VRC?]
John [illegible]

[Note: inside of back cover]
[Note: sideways in pencil]
[u]Hattie Noyes[/u]

[Note: brown back cover, textured]

[Note: cut out page]
[Note: In print] Thursday 27. 1863
3 oz
1/2 oz
1 [illegible]
1/2 Scruple
2 Drachmas
1 Pound
1/2 Pint
1 Quart.

[Note: cut out page]
[Note: In print] August. Friday 28,

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Noyes, Harriet Newell and Noyes, Clara F., “Diary, 1863,” Letters from Harriet Noyes: Missionaries and Women's Education in Nineteenth Century China, accessed August 15, 2022, https://noyesletters.org/items/show/1070.

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