Sunday, January 20, 2013

1863 January 5 "Hopedale," Albemarle County, Va.

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

Monday 5th - Ma & Father, Lilal & Fanny set off
this morning for their respective destinations - I
dont know how I shall get on without my
parents - I wanted much to go with them, but
could not - Raleigh came back today, but
only called here, & went the boys over to Mr
Nelson's.  I can hardly say how I felt about his
returning here - Certainly the anxiety I suffer about
him, makes me not very anxious to have him
But if God's hand is in bringing him here, I
trust I shall try to do my duty towards him
as I ought to do - God help me & him, I pray

MSS 4288

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