Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Thursday, Feb. 25, 1864

We hear to-day that Lewis Cutter who was arraigned for killing Kaufman in Watertown has been acquitted.  I am glad, as I have no doubt from Lewis’ excellent character that he simply defended himself from assault.  He will now go into the army having enlisted in the 77th.
Mrs. Cutler has received by express from Dr. D. Lewis of Boston a Spirometer dumb-bell clubs &c with directions.  She has been exercising with them today for the first time.

Peggy's comments:  Dr. D. Lewis was an early advocate of physical exercise.  Here is an ad for the Spriometer, which was designed to enlarge and invigorate the respiratory apparatus”. 

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