Ephe came down this morning and Kate went to town with him returning in the evening. The train was delayed two hours which made it after eight before she got home. She bought herself a set of Motley's Dutch Republic and a rocking chair with money William gave her.
Ephraim Dawes, Julia's nephew, is still on leave from the 53rd Ohio.
Motley's Dutch Republic refers to a three volume set of books, The Rise of the Dutch Republic: A History by John Lothrop Motley. I can picture Kate sitting in her new rocking chair, reading about the establishment of a Dutch Republic.