Kate, Lizzie, myself and the little girls went to Mr. Dickey’s where we met Mrs. Stewart, Mrs. Beman Gates, Mrs. Sala Bosworth, Mrs. Lindley, Mrs. B. C. Bailey & Mrs. And Mr. Goff & Maggie. Spent the day pleasantly. Kate took Annie & Sarah home in the buggy but the road is so muddy Lizzie & I came on the cars where we met Mrs. Col. Clark & A. H. Browning.
Mrs. Beman Gates (Betsey Shipman Gates) was the sister of Mrs. Sala Bosworth (Joanna Frances Shipman). Their daughters would later marry brothers in the Dawes family.