Monday, August 6, 2012

Wednesday, Aug. 6, 1862

This morning Sarah went up to town but returned on the evening train with Mrs. Buell.  Kate, Lizzie and Annie have spent the day at Mr. Burgess with Mrs. J. Newton and Miss M. Woodbridge.  Miss Betsey Bailey called.  Col. Craig told the people of Marietta last night that in a late trip he has seen hundreds of villages and towns in ashes and that he should not be surprised to hear that Marietta was burned before fall.  Col. Craig goes to Santa Fe.  He owns a handsome residence in Marietta which circumstance may make him peculiarly alive to the dangers which threaten that place.  I think he counseled with his fears rather than with his judgment when he made that speech.  Still if the river becomes low and fordable we may have trouble from guerrillas.

Peggy's comments:
Julia always seems calm to threats of danger.

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