Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Thursday, June 5, 1862

Mr. Riggs and Mr. Burgess called down this morning.  Mr. Riggs is going back to Minnesota in about two weeks accompanied by his daughter Martha, now in school at College Hill.  We propose to sent Marion Robertson (who has been here nearly three years) back with them, we paying her expenses.  She is engaged to marry the Mr. Alex. Hunter of Minn., a worthy man.  She will remain with Mr. Riggs until her marriage.  This is thought to be the best arrangement we can make.  It will save Mr. Hunter the fatigue (he has not been well) and expense of a long journey and leave them more abundant means for housekeeping.  Mr. Burgess invited us all up to dinner at his house.  Lizzie, Kate, Marion and little Annie went.  In the afternoon Lizzie and I went to Mrs. A. S. Bailey's to tea where we met Mr. and Mrs. Greenwood, Mr. and Mrs. Blackinton.  Brother William who had been to town got off the cars at the Gravel Bank with Lucy Dawes and joined the company before tea.

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