[from the diary of Anne Madison Willis Ambler]
Wednesday, November 19, 1862
Got my work quite early & was able to
do more than usual but I have not
enjoyed the day--was cold in prayer &
had wandering thoughts whilst reading.
Wrote a long letter to my dear husband
Mr Thompson was here & seemed to have
some hopes of the wars ending=He & Pa
both agree that the best thing that
could happen would be a reconstruction
of the union. Can it be possible:
I am sure I know not but it seems
not to me. I dont see how we could ever
live in peace & love one another=though I
am sure we can never be a great nation
separated. Oh, that God may bring order
out of confusion & bring our once peaceful
& happy country out of this cruel war=
I long for peace. But it is all dark.
Major Coles & his brother Lieut Coles called--
Pa received a charming letter for Aunt Bertie B.
[as transcribed in 1972 by her granddaughter Anne Madison Wright Baylor]