Friday, November 9, 2012

1862 November 10 "Hopedale," Albemarle County, Va.

[from the diary of Mary S. Boydon of "Hopedale," Abemarle County, Va.]

Hopedale, Nov. 12, 1862. A beautiful Autumnal day.
We girls were engaged helping father about the
apples & cider when who should come suddenly upon
us but Lilla--she had run away from Culpeper
on account of theYankees who are daily expected
to dash into the Ct Ho. she will dlubtless return
in a few days--Received a telegram from Staunton
announcing Grandma's death. she passed away
most quietly & happily yesterday morning about
7 o'clock. Though her death had been expected
long it was sudden at last, but as had been
her life, so was her death, "the death of the riht-
=eous"- Ma & father will go over to Kalorama
Precept-My soul wait thou still upon God, for
in Him is thy hope--Ps 63:5
Prayer-Hear my voice O God, in my prayer;
preserve my life from fear of the enemy-Ps. 64:1
Promise-The righteous shall rejoice int he Lord-
& put his trust in Him Ps. 64:10

MSS 4208

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