Sunday, June 30, 2013

Tuesday, June 30, 1863

A large family again today.  They finished cutting wheat at noon.  The cradlers went after noon to cut Bickford’s wheat.  Pettichord Cole and John began to mow the hay in field above the turnpike.  George Cutter to stay all night.
Kate went to town today & returned with sick head ache.  Her mother is quite unwell.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Monday, June 29, 1863

We have a large force at work harvesting wheat, with our own 
family eighteen here to dinner.
Lee’s army has entered Pennsylvania.  Hooker is pursuing.  The free states have been wonderfully preserved from invasion.  But now it seems to be the design of the rebels to, if possible, bring the war to our very doors.

Peggy's comments:
The armies were on the march to Gettysburg.  Rufus R. Dawes, Julia's nephew, was marching there part of the Sixth Wisconsin Volunteers.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Friday, June 26, 1863

A fine rain last night after a long drought, very acceptable; still cloudy & showery.  The locusts that have been so numerous & noisey have entirely disappeared.  They have done no injury except to the tender shoots of the young fruit trees & shrubs, not disturbing flowers, fruits or leaves.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Thursday, June 25, 1863

Harvesting wheat.
I dined at Mr. Burgess’s with Mr. & Mrs. Joel Deming & Mrs. Converse.  Female Prayer meeting there at three o’clock.  Present   Mrs. McClure, & Emeline, Mrs. Julia A. Bailey, Mrs. Elizabeth S. E. Bailey, Mrs. Deming, Mrs. Converse, Mrs. Burgess & myself.  Mrs. Cutler & Lucy came home-- also William from Chillicothe.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Wednesday, June 24, 1863

Sarah & Lucy returned home & Lizzie went with them.  She is going to get her new green & black silk dress made by Mrs. Dedham.  William has gone to Chillicothe.  We began to harvest our wheat today.
George Cutter came to stay all night.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Monday, June 22, 1863

My sister Mrs. Clara W. C. Walton & her little son Eddie started back to Illinois this morning.  Her visit has given me great pleasure & I think benefitted her.
Gov. Tod telegraphed to Marietta that Pierpont of Virginia has notified him that our border is threatened by the rebels and we must be on the alert.

Peggy's comments:
With her sister Clara's visit, Julia seems to have put concerns about the war out of her mind for a time.  It is not very far away, however.  Soon her nephew Rufus R. Dawes would march toward Gettysburg.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Sunday, June 21, 1863

Lucy, William, & I went to meeting with the children.  Kate has the sick headache.  
Very few locusts are heard now.  They have deposited their eggs in the tender branches of trees & shrubs & are disappearing, we find many dead scattered over the garden walks.  In one twig not three inches long I counted one hundred and fifteen eggs -- oblong & white.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Saturday, June 20, 1863

Mr. & Mrs. Dean started home to day, we were sorry not to have them stay with us till Monday.
This afternoon Lizzie invited a farewell party for Clara.  Mr. & Mrs. Blackinton, Mrs. Dawes, Mr & Mrs Joel Deming & Mrs Converse, Mr & Mrs. B. B. & Miss Betsey Bailey, Mr & Mrs A. S.  Bailey, Mr. & Mrs. Lyman Hart, Miss Nancy Deming, Mr & Mrs   Dickey, Mr. & Mrs. Burgess, Mr & Mrs G. W. Bailey, Mr. & Mrs. W. D. Bailey, Mrs. Lavinia McClure & Mr. & Mrs. W. D. McClure & Lucy came -- very pleasant.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Friday, June 19, 1863

I staid at home today to help prepare for company tomorrow, a farewell party to Clara of all those who here who have shown her attention.  William, Lizzie, Clara, Mr. & Mrs. Dean took dinner at Mr. C. H. Dickeys and these three last named went to B. C. Baileys to tea.  Sarah came down this evening.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Thursday, June 18, 1863

Mr. & Mrs. Dean, Mrs. Walton & I took dinner with Miss Betsey Bailey.  Mr. W. D. Bailey, Mr. B. C. Bailey & wife were there.  Took tea at G. W. Baileys where we saw Mrs. Dickey, & Miss Betsey.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Wednesday, June 17, 1863

Today Mrs. Cutler, Mrs. Walton, Mrs. Burgess, & I went to Mrs. Hart’s to dinner where we met Mrs. W. D. Bailey, Mrs. Joel Deming & Mrs. Converse.  All took tea at Mr. Joel Demings--
My sister, Mrs. Mary C. Dean & her husband arrived on the train to night to see Clara.  Lucy is here to night from Marietta.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Tuesday, June 16, 1863

A Sabbath School picnic in Belpre.  Eddie went with the McClures.  We could not go--

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Monday, June 15, 1863

Clara went on the cars to Belpre to visit Mrs. Dr. Gilchrist & a Mrs. Forbes -- She also called on Old Mrs. Browning.  Mr. Curtis took her from the station in his carriage.  A letter from Eph June 7th at Memphis on his way to Vicksburg.  God keep him safely in life & limb as hither to.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Sunday, June 14, 1863

Today is communion in our Church.  I was sick last night & felt too unwell to go out.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Saturday, June 13, 1863

Clara, I, & Eddie spent the day at Mr. Blackintons, taking both dinner & tea.  Clara & Mrs. Blackinton have long been intimate friends, and have enjoyed this opportunity of talking over old times.  It was dark when we arrived at home.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Friday, June 12, 1863

This afternoon R. D. Hollister and wife, Mrs. W. D. Bailey, & Rev. Mr. Curtis took tea here.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Thursday, June 11, 1863

After a long droutght we had rain today.  Clara, Kate, & the little girls came home from Marietta.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Wednesday, June 10, 1863

Union Mass Meeting at Marietta.  John Brough & Gen. [Geiger?] speakers. The Union men of Belpre and ladies too went by here in procession -- they had five or six large & beautiful flags beside innumerable smaller ones carried in the hands of the people or attached to their horses heads.  Two wagons with music.  William says it was the largest crowd ever assembled in Marietta.  Eddie came home.

Peggy’s comments:
John Brough was a candidate for governor of Ohio.  A pro-Union Democrat, his speech in Marietta on June 10 helped him defeat Governor Tod as well as the Copperhead, Vallandigham.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Tuesday, June 9, 1963

Kate, Annie & Sarah & Eddie went to Marietta.  Annie wore her new buff chintz embroidered with black braid a very handsome dress & cape -- and very becoming to her--

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Monday, June 8, 1863

William, Lizzie, & I went to Mrs. Burgess’ to dinner.  Pres. & Mrs. I. W. Andrews & Mrs. Sam. [Stanman?] were also there.  They all with Mrs. Burgess & Maggie came here to tea -- pleasant time.
Mrs. Deming & Mrs. Hart called.

Peggy's notes:
Israel Ward Andrews was President of Marietta College.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Sunday, June 7, 1863

Mr. Curtis, having returned from General Assembly at            preached today--an able sermon--congregation large for this place -- about 100.
Heard that Mr. Caleb Green of Barlow shot himself accidentally yesterday & is to be buried today.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Thursday, June 4, 1863

Great Copperhead barbacue at Marietta, Pendleton & Morris, speakers--  The democrats have had emisaries out for weeks drumming up “The unterrified,” and judging from what we saw pass here the rabble were there.  The Coles’, Scotts’, Calders, J. H. Deming’s, Hopkins’, &c, were there, men, women, & children.  
Lizzie, Mrs. W. D. Bailey, & I went to Mrs. Burgesses to pray in meeting.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Wednesday, June 3, 1863

Kate & Clara went to Marietta.  Clara expects to spend the remainder of the week there.  Eddie to stay here.  Lizzie & the children spent the day at Mr. Burgesses.  A gun boat passed down today.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Tuesday, June 2, 1863

Mr. Sardis Cole & his daughter in law, Mrs. Carsis[?] Cole were here to dinner--toward evening Clara & I called at G. W. Bailey’s but found no one at home.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Monday, June 1, 1863

Mrs. Walton, Mrs. Cutler, I and little Sarah & Eddie went to Mrs. McClure’s and took dinner.