Saturday, December 1, 2012

1862 December 2 "Hopedale," Albemarle County, Va.

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

Tuesday 2nd  Ma & Lilla went to Charville--Ma
succeeded in getting a black calico dress & some
crape--Every thing exorbitantly high--Hanson's
company between Orange Ct Ho & Fredericksburg
A battle daily expected.  Burnside is urged
forward by all the power of the northern fa=
=natics, but as yet advances not--God protect
& keep our loved one, & make him a useful

Precept-"Cleave unto the Lord"--Acts.11:23

Prayer- "Up Lord, & let not man have the upper hand."

Promise-The patient abiding of the meek shall
not perish forever  Ps. 9:18

MSS 4208

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