This is the anniversary of the first settlement of Ohio at Marietta in 1788. Seventy four years ago Uncle Jervis Cutler was one of the 48 who then landed at the mouth of the Muskingum. That year must have enjoyed an earlier spring than the present, for history says the emigrants found the pea vine and buffalo clover knee high and the trees coming out in leaf. Today it rains and is chilly.
I wrote to Martha A. Carter and sent from William twenty-five dollars.
Julia had a wonderful habit of recording anniversaries. She refers to her ancestors who first came west to Marietta as part of the Ohio Company that obtained land through the provisions of the Northwest Ordinance of 1787. Her grandfather, Manasseh Cutler was one of the men who drafted the Northwest Ordinance.
Marietta still celebrates its founding every day with a Pioneer Day.
Martha Ann Carter was a niece of Julia's. Her parents were Ephraim Cutler and Leah Atwood. She was married to Rufus Carter. William seems to have frequently and quietly sent money to help relatives.