Saturday, April 19, 2014

Tuesday, April 19, 1864

We rose early to get Kate started.  She went on the Eagle, her luggage consisted of four boxes, three barrels, a carpet sack, rocking chair and traveling bag to which two more boxes were added at Marietta. Mrs. Cutler, Maggie, and little Sarah went on the boat with her as far as Marietta.  The day has been pleasant and I hope Kate will get safely home without any disaster.  Barbara, who went home last night, did not get back until all the work was done up.  Mrs. Terril washed.  She has just parted with her son John Wesley Hufford who has started to join his regiment, the 36th O.V.I.  I gave Mrs. George Roberts a great quantity of flower roots also Mrs. Terril flowers & strawberries.  Old Mrs. Butler a colored woman, on her way to visit her children in the Northern part of the state came and spent the day.
William returned from Athens where he has been on business connected with a coal project & a Mineral Railroad.  Lizzie & Sarah returned from Marietta.  Mrs. Cutler delighted her with her steamboat ride, the first she remembered to have taken.  She told her Papa she thought it much nicer than Railroad riding.

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