Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Thursday, January 7, 1864

Trees covered with frost, thermometer 4o above zero this morning -- snowed during the afternoon, but so fine it does not accumulate much on the ground.  Thermometer in the evening rose to 14o

We were engaged to day quilting for Kate who is getting ready to be married.

Peggy's comments:
Kate Dawes, one of Julia's nieces and the oldest sister of Rufus and Ephraim Dawes, was 33 years old in early 1964 and had not yet been married.  She lived in the Old Stone House with Julia, William and Lizzie Cutler, and William and Lizzie's daughters, Annie and Sarah.  Julia's one line entry in her journal about Kate's anticipated marriage makes me wonder how enthusiastic Julia was about this upcoming marriage.  
Kate Dawes

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