Sunday, February 16, 2014

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1864

This is Kate’s wedding day.  There was a slight fall of snow last night & the weather has turned cold, but the sun shines pleasantly.  Miss Mary C. Nye came on the morning train.  Mr. McLean dines at Mr. Burgess’s.  The hour for the ceremony was six o’clock P. M.  Kate wore a brown silk very handsomely trimmed, a real lace collar with no ornament on her head but her own natural curls.  Rev. C. D. Curtis performed the ceremony.  Those present were Mr. & Mrs. Burgess, Maggie Voris, Lizzie Poage, Mary C. Nye, Sarah Parker, Mr. & Mrs. W. D. Bailey, Annette Bailey, Emeline McClure, Annie L. Dean and our own family consisting of Mrs. Dawes, Lucy Dawes, Major E. C. Dawes, Mr. & Mrs. W. P. Cutler, little Sarah, Nancy Carlin & John Kuntz and myself.  Every thing passed off very pleasantly.  Kate looked better than I ever saw her.  The supper was served early, the guests sitting around the table which was beautifully arranged by Lucy who has made the supper her speciality.  It consisted of scalloped oysters, cold chicken, biscuits & butter, jelly pickles, custard in glasses, rich fruit cake, jelly cake, pound cake, and brides cake, and two silver cake baskets filled with black and white cake and fine canned peaches.  The table looked beautifully, the glass & silver of which there was much on the table looked well by lamp light and the ornamentation of the cake with grapes & grape leaves made with frosting was particularly complimented.  William gave Kate a $500 1st Mortgage Railroad Bond, for a wedding present.

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