Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Friday, August 1, 1862

Lucy came this morning with Mrs. Dr. Tenny to spend the day.  She brought a letter from Ephe who is now in Memphis.  Also his likeness after being ten months in the service.  He has seen hard times, but has thus far been mercifully preserved.  We feel anxious about him on account of the climate as well as the danger from active service.  William says that he has needed him much at Washington and scarcely a day but he misses him and wants his assistance.  I have been devoting my leisure to directing documents &c for William, but still there are cart loads to be sent.  Ephe's ready pen would soon dispose of them.
William came home and proposes that one of us go to Clara.  Lucy will go if it is thought best.

Peggy's comments:
Ephraim Dawes, Julia's nephew,  was serving with the 53rd Ohio.  This may be the likeness that Julia refers to.
Ephraim Cutler Dawes
Ephraim assisted his uncle William both before and after the Civil War.  

The concern for Clara is growing.

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