Sunday, May 6, 2012

Tuesday, May 6, 1862

As the time we gave ourselves to stay in Pana is drawing to a close we find our time much occupied.  Kate has been busy all the forenoon with the sewing machine.  This afternoon we went with Jimmy for escort in the carriage to call on Mrs. Bradley, Mrs. Lewis and the Misses Lewis.  These Lewises are very pleasant people.  We went by invitation to Mr. Brigham's where we met Mrs. Sibley and Mrs. Baldwin.  This latter lady is from Vermont and appears to be highly educated.  She is original and interesting.  She is a Baptist.  Her husband is Postmaster.  Mrs. Brigham is much of a lady.  Her father was a German Professor named Ulrich.  She was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, but has lived for many years in Springfield, Illinois.  Is acquainted with President Lincoln and Mrs. Lincoln, etc.  We spent the afternoon very pleasantly and had a fine supper.

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