Saturday, November 17, 2012

1862 November 18 Fauquier County, Va.

[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, &
couldn't read
     What an unprofitable day-

[as transcribed in 1972 by her granddaughter Anne Madison Wright Baylor]

MSS 15460

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