Tuesday, January 15, 2013

1862 December 28 "Hopedale," Albemarle County, Va.

[from the diary of Mary S. Boyden, daughter of the Reverend Ebenzer Boyden, Rector of Grace Episcopal Church]

Sunday 28,  Lovely day--the roads are excellent
& we walked to church.  On the way Mr Frederick
Page met us & told us of the death of Mrs Richard
Meade - She died last night of jaundice which
attacked the brain - O what a mourning house
hold her's is now! It was a great shock, for we
had not heard that she was even sick - What
a loss she will be to her family - How God has
blessed us the past year, blessed be His name!
I want to serve him more faithfully for the year
to come.

MSS 4288

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