Saturday, August 13, 2011

Tuesday. Aug. 13

Sarah came this morning with Emeline Bicknell who spent the day with us.  Mr. & Mrs. Burgess here to dinner.  Dr. Hart here again.  It is reported that there has been a battle in Missouri, our forces defeated and Gen. Lyon killed.  We trust it may be false.  Andrew M'Clure is under Gen. Lyon.  This makes his friends anxious.  Henry (Dawes) died just one year ago today.  How much we miss him!  How active he would have been in these exciting times.

Peggy's comments:
Henry Dawes was the oldest son of Henry Dawes and Sarah Cutler Dawes.  He was Julia's nephew, and brother to Kate, Lucy, Jane, Rufus and Ephraim.  By all accounts, an admirable young man, he was looked up to by his siblings.  He worked as a lawyer in Marietta, Ohio.

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