Friday, August 19, 2011

Monday Aug 19

Mr. Douglas Putnam came down this morning to see William about the annual meeting of the board of directors of the Marietta and Cincinnati Railroad which takes place next Wednesday.  He went over the business items with Mr. Putnam but was very much exhausted by doing so.  In the afternoon he was quite delirious.
Kate and Mr. Burgess called down to see Mrs. M'Clure.  She is better.  Miss Betsey Bailey and Mrs. Julia Ann Bailey called.  Lizzie sits up tonight.

Peggy's comments:
It's a little difficult to keep track of who's who in Julia's journal, even though she frequently records first and last names.  William Cutler, Julia's brother who has been sick with typhoid, was Vice-President of the Marietta and Cincinnati Railroad and seems to have roused himself enough to discuss business with Mr. Douglas Putnam.

Kate is Kate Dawes, a niece of Julia's (and the oldest sister of Rufus and Ephraim Dawes).  She lived with Julia and her brother William's family in the Old Stone House in Constitution, Ohio.  Mr. Burgess was a progressive and out-spoken minister who lived nearby and he was the step-father of Lizzie Cutler (who was married to William although she was 20 years younger than he).    The Baileys were neighbors who were Lincoln Republicans and friends with the Cutlers.  Mrs. M'Clure is the woman who was injured when she fell from a buggy.

Map of Marietta and Cincinnati Rail Road

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