Thursday, May 8, 2014

Sabbath, May 8th 1864

Lucy is not well, she needs rest.  She has been outdoors most of the day.  The orchards are loaded with fragrant blossoms.
Mrs. Burgess is sick with erysipalis.  Mrs. Cutler has been with her all day.  Lucy & I went up in the evening & found her a little better, but still quite sick.
The National Guards have been called out for 100 days -- four trains of them going to West Virginia passed here to day.  William says about 2000 men.
Martha Colville is here sewing.  She came last Wednesday.  

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