Sunday, February 1, 2015

Feb. 1. 1865 - Wednesday

Mrs. Cutler & Sarah went to Mr. Burgess’s and will spend the night.  William all day at Marietta.  Mr. T. B. Wilcox who had been getting Options on oil territory in West Virginia is here to night.      The Gazzette says that the Constitutional Amendment abolishing slavery has passed the House of Representatives in Congress.  I thank God that he is thus inclining the hearts of our rulers to do away this great sin.  It has already passed the Senate -- and I trust that the State Legislatures will ratify the measure speedily.

Note (from Wikipedia):
The Thirteenth Amendment became part of the Constitution on December 6, 1865, based on the following ratifications:[76]
  1. Illinois — February 1, 1865
  2. Rhode Island — February 2, 1865
  3. Michigan — February 3, 1865
  4. Maryland — February 3, 1865
  5. New York — February 3, 1865
  6. Pennsylvania — February 3, 1865
  7. West Virginia — February 3, 1865
  8. Missouri — February 6, 1865
  9. Maine — February 7, 1865
  10. Kansas — February 7, 1865
  11. Massachusetts — February 7, 1865
  12. Virginia — February 9, 1865
  13. Ohio — February 10, 1865
  14. Indiana — February 13, 1865
  15. Nevada — February 16, 1865
  16. Louisiana — February 17, 1865
  17. Minnesota — February 23, 1865
  18. Wisconsin — February 24, 1865
  19. Vermont — March 8, 1865
  20. Tennessee — April 7, 1865
  21. Arkansas — April 14, 1865
  22. Connecticut — May 4, 1865
  23. New Hampshire — July 1, 1865
  24. South Carolina — November 13, 1865
  25. Alabama — December 2, 1865
  26. North Carolina — December 4, 1865
  27. Georgia — December 6, 1865
Having been ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several states—27 of the 36 states (including those that had been in rebellion), Secretary of State Seward, on December 18, 1865, certified that the Thirteenth Amendment had become valid, to all intents and purposes, as a part of the Constitution.[77] Included on the enrolled list of ratifying states were the three ex-confederate states that had given their assent, but with strings attached. Seward accepted their affirmative votes, brushed aside their interpretive declarations without comment, challenge or any acknowledgment at all.[78]
The Thirteenth Amendment was subsequently ratified by:[76]
  • Oregon — December 8, 1865
  • California — December 19, 1865
  • Florida — December 28, 1865 (Reaffirmed – June 9, 1869)
  • Iowa — January 15, 1866
  • New Jersey — January 23, 1866 (After rejection – March 16, 1865)
  • Texas — February 18, 1870
  • Delaware — February 12, 1901 (After rejection – February 8, 1865)
  • Kentucky — March 18, 1976[79] (After rejection – February 24, 1865)
  • Mississippi — March 16, 1995; Certified – February 7, 2013[80] (After rejection – December 5, 1865)

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Tuesday Jan 31. 1865

Nancy washed, melting ice to get water her sisters Mrs. Bowman and Mrs. Deming here to dinner and went with Nancy to Mr. Burgess’s to tea & spent the night here.  Eliza also.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Monday. Jan 30. 1865

Mrs. Dawes went to town this morning with William.  Col. Dawes here to dinner transacting oil-business with William.
Nancy went to town this after noon --  Pleasant.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Sabbath Jan 29 1865

Walked to meeting -- no superintendant at Sabbath school.  Mr. G. W. Bailey is sick -- good congregation --  Coming home from meeting Mr. Curtis’ horse ran away Mr. Curtis had taken James Walton & Charles Bailey into his jumper and they all came to the ground but were none of them seriously hurt.  Yesterday James & Humphrey Petticord were bringing a sled load of wheat from Hocking when the sled upset and the horses run away.  The boys were both hurt some, & William was provoked because they let the horses run away --

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Saturday -- Jan. 28 1865

Thermometer at 6o above zero -- cold enough.  Mrs. S. C. Dawes came on the train with William & will spend the Sabbath -- I have been busy all the afternoon writing out genealogy to send to Rev Abner Morse of Boston who is publishing a book of Cutler genealogy.
Mr. E. Huntington has sent Mrs. Dawes a letter lately received from Rev E. M. Stone of Providence who has been for twenty years writing the life of our Grandfather Rev Manasseh Cutler, he now proposes to publish the work this year.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Friday Jan 27. 1865

Very cold.  William went to Marietta.  Four car loads of soldiers passed down late last night they could not get across the river and were obliged to spend the night in the cars --  Mr. Burgess was here twice.  I thought he would freeze.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Thursday Jan 26. 1865

Much heavy ice drifting in the river stopping navigation.  There is a good deal of wind & the weather is very cold.  William went to town & Col. and Major Dawes came home with him & were here to dinner--  They were talking over their oil business, options, leases, &c.  Maggie & Mrs. W. D. Bailey called.  Mrs. Bailey goes this evening to the wedding of Mary Ewart and           Pierce.