I sewed all day, finished grey calico dress. Today Ephraim graduates. I should like well to hear him speak his piece, the "True Reformer". William returned from Chillicothe. After a few days at home he will leave for Washington to take his seat in Congress. God give to him and to his colleagues all needed wisdom and have them in His holy keeping.
Ephraim Dawes, Julia's nephew, was graduating from Marietta College and would later join the 53rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
|Marietta College, Ohio, 1856|
Julia's brother, Ephraim Cutler, had been elected as a member of the House of Representatives from Washington County, Ohio.
|William P. Cutler|
|Washington, DC, 1861|