Annie is nine years old today. She has taken cold and is quite unwell. Kate went down to Mrs. McClure's this morning. The first meeting of the Warren picnic circle was held there today. Lizzie went in the afternoon. The object is to do what we can for the comfort of the soldiers.
Annie Cutler is a daughter of Julia's brother William. William and Lizzie had many children but most of them died in infancy.
My first reaction to forming a "picnic circle" was that it seemed a bit frivolous. But it was in fact another gathering of women to make and assemble things that would be helpful to the soldiers.