Kate went to Marietta this morning to visit some schoolmates at her mother's. William has gone to Athens by special invitation, to speak at a war meeting. The Marietta people sent down Charlie Newton for him to make an address to them to-day, but he has agreed to go to Athens. He came back on the evening train and found Mr. Morris here waiting for him to look at the cattle & Mr. Scott the Bible Agent was here to tea. I wrote to Martha A. Carter and enclosed 20 dollars.
Kate Dawes was Julia's 32-year-old niece who lived with the Cutler's. She was about the same age as Lizzie Cutler, William's wife.
Martha A. Carter was also a niece of Julia's. Her mother was Julia's half-sister, Nancy Cutler Carter.