It was not expected that there would be any public preaching services in our church, that as it turned out, Rev. Mr. McKimm was here. Lucy and I and Mrs. W. D. Bailey went to Marietta. Heard from Mr. Wickes a good and appropriate discourse, came home in the evening, the train from Cincinnati was an hour late & we had a tedious time waiting at the junction. Mrs. Emerson and Miss Sarah Emerson were on the car with Mrs. W. D. Bailey, which made it much more pleasant for me.
Abraham Lincoln's Proclamation 114 declaring August 4, 1864 as a "Day of National Humiliation, Fasting, and Prayer."