Friday, January 25, 2013

1863 January 17 "Hopedale," Albemarle County, Va.

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

Saturday 14th [Boyden's dating is still off]  Cousin Judy left us today - she has
a cold & is fearful of being sick - Ma, & Father went
with her, & not finding Aunt F at home, dined
at Cloverfields - There is a case of small pox there
One of the hands sent to work on the fortifications
took it, & was sent home.  Every body seems afraid
of it - Mrs Macon has left home with her children
& Mrs Gardiner who was on the way to Cloverfields
went instead to Kinlock---

MSS 4288

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