Cannon fired at Parkersburg. It is reported that we have taken Fort Donalson. A letter to Kate and also one to me from William.
This is another entry where the original as been crossed out and erased and Mary Dawes Beach chose not to include that segment. The family was still sensitive to the fact that Sarah Cutler Dawes and Henry Dawes had legally separated about twenty years before. Henry Dawes was living in Wisconsin and hoped that Kate and Lucy would come keep house for him.