Sunday, August 26, 2012

Tuesday, Aug. 26, 1862

Mr. Dodge went early.  Mr. Ballard of Decatur who spent the night here goes to Marietta as a delegate to the Congressional convention.  Sophie and Fannie Dana, the little daughters of George Dana jr. Esq. of Belpre have come to spend a couple of days here.  Mr Ballard came about 5 o'clock -- took a cup of tea and pursued his journey homeward.   B. C. Bailey here in the evening.  William was re-nominated to Congress today on the first ballot.  The delegations from Washington and Meigs were unanimous for him.  Morgan and Monroe on the sequel were also unanimous.  Athens county had wire workers there, but a majority of the delegations were for William.  Mr. Bailey says the Convention was harmonious beyond what is usual and was made up of very intelligent and respectable men.
Gov. Tod telegraphed today that there was danger of guerrillas and the home guard must be on the alert.  We can only commit ourselves to God.  We lay ourselves down thinking of murdered friends in Minnesota and not knowing what may befall us, but God is our refuge, a very present help in time of trouble.  I wrote to Martha S. Carter enclosing 30 dollars.

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