Thursday, January 30, 2014

Saturday, Jan. 30, 1864

Kate went to town to see the dentist and the mantuamaker.  She wants to get a traveling dress of princess cloth made, also a brown corded silk which I gave her.  Miss Lucy Brigham engaged to do them.  Her bonnet, shawl & gloves and dress trimmings came by express from Cincinnati and are very handsome.  William got her spoons in the city, the best I ever saw, the large ones were 25 dollars for six, the small ones $10.  Mrs. Lizzie Walton & Mrs. Clarke did her shopping.
As usual there were a great many in to see William & do business.  Col. Moore, A. S. Bailey, Isaac Hopkins, Joe Skipton & etc.

Maggie was here and helped Lucy on the quilt which is being quilted for Kate.

Peggy's comments:
A mantua was a kind of dress.  Kate's wedding was to take place in about two weeks.

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