[from the diary of Anne Madison Willis Ambler]
Tuesday, November 18, 1862
Determined to be more industrious & was
as good as my word. Rose early & after dressing
was able to get my sewing much earlier than
usual, but Patsy had to fix up to go home
& that kept me running about so that
I accomplished very little at my work.
went to bed with a dissatisfied feeling
I have not thought, or rather, or prayed,
Was angry at a very little thing, when
will I learn to restrain my evil temper.
Didn't write as I had intended, &
What an unprofitable day-