Ephe went to town with A. S. Bailey to attend Union Convention at Marietta to nominate representatives to state legislature and county officers. George went to town to Mill. Sarah and Marion went up on the train, expect to come back tomorrow. The Dr. thinks that William is better. His fever is broken; but he has no appetite and is as weak as a child. We are thankful that he is no worse. Train late.
Ephe (Ephraim Dawes, Julia's nephew) was awfully young to be going to a Union Convention to nominate representatives for the state legislature. But he was well respected, even at the age of 21.
George, I think, is a man who worked for the Cutlers. Sarah is Sarah Dawes, Ephraim's mother and Julia's sister. I'm still not sure who Marion is!
They must have been relieved that William was better in this, the third week of his illness from typhoid.