Friday, February 8, 2013

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

[from the diary of Mary S. Boyden, daughter of the Rev. Ebenezer Boyden]

Friday 6th  The storm has passed off, the weather
moderate, & the prospect for ice gone - for this
time.  Mr Mountjoy with us another day - The
doctor called to see Maria who was taken with
another fit today - & alarmed us.  He was introdu=
=ced to our guest, but stayed but a short time.
I began to give Mr M - music lessons as he calls
them - He really learns very readily, & insists
on learning one of Henrietta's pieces - bass & all.
Letter from Hanson today - saying that Mr Coffman
is coming up, & wishing us to send his jacket &
a blanket by him on his return - Letter also
from Henrietta Gouldlman - I have not thought
upon my God as I ought this day! O God have mercy!

MSS 4288

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