Friday, May 22, 2015

Monday, May. 22. 1865.

We have enjoyed Mr. Wickes’ visit very much — he left for home this morning — William has gone again to Chillicothe —  —  Nancy went home in the P. M.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Sabbath May 21 1865

Rev. Thomas Wickes the Congregational minister of Marietta preached for us from the text “Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth” — an excellent discourse —      Mr. Hitchcock, the music teacher, conducted the singing — full choir —
Mrs. Wickes came home with us.  Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Bailey came in to talk with him about Christ’s second coming — a very interesting conversation.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Saturday May 20. 1865

William who has been away all the week on RailRoad business at Chillicothe and Ironton came home last night.  Still rainy — Ephraim was here to dinner also James Walton who got $15 of the money his mother sent —

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Friday May 19” 1865

Mrs. Dawes went home.  Mrs. Cutler and Sarah spent the day at Mr. Burgesses.  Nancy cleaned the old kitchen to-day, having cleaned the sitting room yesterday — I got dinner.  Mrs. Rosa Roberts and Mrs. Mary (Devore) Carpenter came and staid to dinner.  Heavy rain —  I wrote to Annie Dean telling her that Mrs. Dawes and I would go to Amesville next Thursday.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Thursday May 18”. 1865

Showery — A train of cars passed up with returned soldiers said to be from the horrible prison-pen at Andersonville.  Who can say what the poor fellows have suffered there!  One shrinks from the recital of the cruelties which they have endured.  Mrs. Dawes came with Mrs. Cutler from Marietta and we wrote a letter of eight pages on Genealogical subjects to Rev. Abner Morse of Boston.  He is just now occupied in making out the “Cutler Genealogy”.  We sent him a draft for $50 to aid him in getting out his work.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Wednesday May 17” 1865

Planted pansies in my garden — Mrs. Cutler, Lucy Dawes & Sarah Cutler went to Marietta.  Emeline McClure came to see me and I went with her to call at W. D. Baileys — The boys finished planting corn.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Tuesday, May 16” 1865

Lucy spends the day here.  The trial of the conspirators who assassinated President Lincoln, by a Military commission, is now going on at Washington.  Reverdy Johnson acts as counsel for the criminals also, a son of Tom. Ewing is engaged to defend one of them —