Sunday, January 20, 2013

1863 January 6 "Hopedale," Albemarle County, Va.

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

Tuesday 6th  This morning as soon as I was
wake the servants told me that the house had
been broken into during the last night - The
parlor window was broken, the room entered
& a chair taken out, which was taken carried
to the other side of the house to try & enter a
window there - But nothing was stolen or
disturbed.  I immediately wrote to Dr Meriwether
about it, for I suspected it was two of his boys
who were known to be prowling about here
last night - About one o'clock, cousin Judy
came down.  Maria sick today, & Susan is
not much of a cook, However I made some
custard, & that must do instead of anything better.

MSS 4288

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.