Thursday, January 17, 2013

1863 January 1 "Hopedale," Albemarle County, Va.

[from the diary of Mary S. Boyden, daughter of Ebenzer Boyden, rector of Walker's Church, later Grace Episcopal, Cismont, Va.]

Thursday Jany 1st 1863  Well the another year has
dawned on the earth - Who of us will see the end
of it?  May we all be prepared to leave at the
summons of God's angel! - God grant it!
   Lilla & Fanny went to spend the day at Aunt
Frances'- Celia Nelson called & insisted on Celes=
=tine's going back with her.  We have had lovely pleasant
weather during the holidays--

MSS 4288

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