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July 5”, 1865. Wednesday
Still very hot. Annie Dean & Miss Brawley went on the train to town, and Mrs. McLean to Cincinnati. There are eight men in the hay-field, all with good appetites demanding an abundant supply of eatables. I helped Nancy all day in the kitchen & am very tired — A thunderstorm in the afternoon — Mrs. W. D. Bailey called —
July 6” Thursday —
Col. Dawes came from Marietta & brought Sarah home. The celebration on Harmar hill, was not what it was intended to be. None of the Speakers who were invited came. Rev. Mr. Wickes gave them an impromptu address, in which he took occasion to say things very laudatory of William’s course as a public man.
The Copperhead celebration at the Tunnel, broke up in a row. Mrs. Terril has been here ironing. Day very warm. Thermometer at 108o. Miss Brawley & Annie Dean came from town, and we went to Mr. W. D. Bailey’s where we had been invited to spend the evening & partake of ice cream & cake. The refreshments were served under a grapevine bower, lighted by lamps and was very pleasant.
July 7” 1865 Friday
Very busy all day, a large family. Nancy canning blackberries. I am obliged to help in the kitchen & can devote little time to my guests. I gave them Gail Hamiltons “Gala Days” and “New Atmosphere” to read. Sarah took a music lesson from Lizzie Poage, and recieved a letter to-day from her mother written at Wheeling. It has been excessively hot, thermometer at 110o — Miss Brawley & Annie about sunset concluded to call upon Mrs. Dickey & Mrs. B. C. Bailey & of course wanted me to go with them. I was very tired with the labors of the day & felt almost as if I could not walk three miles to gratify them, but I did! — The walk home was by moonlight.
The assassins of President Lincoln who were accessories were hung to-day.
July 8”. 1865. Saturday
Twelve years ago to-day, my dear father died. Brother William gave Annie forty dollars for her Mother. She & Miss Brawley took the spy-glass and went to the Pine-point hill, to enjoy the view, & the morning air. In the afternoon they called on Mrs. W. D. Bailey and went to town on the evening train to spend the sabbath. Gen. R. R. Dawes was here to dinner. Tommy Wickes came and staid all night with James P Walton. Heavy thunder storm.
Sabbath. July 9” 1865
Sarah, Nancy, & I went to meeting. I asked my sabbath school class to come and see Sarah Tuesday.
Monday July 10” 1865
Lucy Dawes, Miss Maria Brawley, & Miss Annie Dean came from town on the 10” clock train. I invited Mrs. Burgess & Lizzie Poage, Emeline McClure, and Mrs. W. D. Bailey & Nettie here to take tea. Only Mrs. W. D. Bailey and Lizzie Poage came — Mrs. Terril washed.
Tuesday July 11” 1865
This morning William started to Chillicothe to attend to railroad business. I wish he could be at home through harvest, it is very unpleasant to have him gone in harvest tine, when there are so many hands employed, it requires a master to keep all straight. Misses Brawley & Dean returned to their home in Amesville to-day. Lucy staid and helped me get ready for Sarah’s company. We had a beautiful entertainment, cakes, candies, raisons, almonds, canned peaches, ripe whortleberries, lemonade beside the more substantial viands. It proved to be a very rainy afternoon, and only Lucy, Ella & Nettie Bailey, and Ida Colder who came on the cars, were here.
Wednesday July 12. 1865
Lucy is here today making blackberry jam. I recieved a letter from Mrs. Cutler to-day written from Buffalo.
Thursday July 13" 1865
Lucy went home — Mrs Terril ironed. Miss O’Harra here to dinner. I took Sara up and left her to spend the day with her Grand-Mother. A Mr. West here for money to help buy him a cow. I gave him a dollar.
Friday July 14” 1865
Good weather for harvesting again, so we have a table full of hands. Sarah wrote a letter to her Mama. I sat up late writing for William who came on the train which was delayed.
Saturday July 15”. 1865
We had eleven men here to diner -- also Col. Dawes.
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July 30.” 1865 Sabbath
Mr. Curtis preached full congregation — Tender off the track kept minister & people waiting till sunset — Broderick engineer.
July 31”. 1865
Wrote to Kate. William took his 4” of July speech up to Marietta to be printed — Mrs Terril washed finished haying — Two oil men here to stay all night —