1862 July 31
[from the diary of Anne Madison Willis Ambler]
Hearing there were shoes & cotton at Mr Porters
we walked down but he denied have[sic]
said that he had any to sell & we bought
some yarn & returned.
stopped at the mill & weighed--Patty weighed
115 lbs. Emma-144-- I-129--little F.
45--Emma was shocked at her weight.
she is very fat--
[partially transcribed by her granddaughter Anne Madison Wright Baylor in 1972]