Ellen Wallace Diary, 1861-1863

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20th of August 1863,

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[Blosh?] Children from in the [??] [crossed out] Bd [crossed out] ac [Isiah's?] chid was from June 1859 [?? child John was born? Sept 11th?} Kitty's, child, Dudly, was born, July 23 1859 [crossed out] Anns child [A?ron] was born in the Spring of 1858. [B??] 14 [??] of 1861, Kitty

Kitty was confirmed on the Mrs Albert Wallace Book
27 of Oct. 1861, with a son Mrs [Mav?] ????? Amanda Walace]
Ann's child [??] January 11th 1861
[Do??y's] child was born 30 of July 62. [crossed out] [????] child from Sept 14 1862.

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January,

I set a hen this morning with 14 egg this is the 6th of January

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January 1, 1861

Humbly imploring the Grace of God to be my guide counselor, and comforter in the coming duties, trials, and perplexities of life. I now open my new book for a new year. To day Dr [Jish] called to see Alfred who has a sore throat. The 3. Dr Jish called to see Alfred. Mr Wallace is at the farm to night. a very quiet day. The 4. a day appointed by the President for fasting and prayer, on account of the distracted state of the country. The North and South, abolition and [Slavery?] South Carolina gone out of the Union, Lincoln the Republican candidate elected. Mr Wallace returned from the farm this evening, had a [beef?] killed while there. The family moderately well.

Sunday the 6. Robert Mc dined with us. 7 R Mc spent the night. Great political excitement in town to day. Union, or disunion. John Nelson dined here.

The 8. The Cannon has fired a number of rounds in honor of the day. John Nelson spent the night here. Mr Wallace started to the farm to day. John Nelson dined here. Mr Wallace at the farm to night.

The 9. Mr Wallace returned from the farm. Joe complaining of sore throat when he left. 10. A quiet day. 11. Mr Wallace at the farm to night.

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Julia and my self are sitting by the fire reading and talking by turns. Alfred, Henry, and Howe, are all well and sleeping soundly. I feel very lonely when Mr Wallace is absent at night. The whole, country is fearfuly agi tated and apparently on the eve of civil war, mens hearts failing them from fear of the terible conflict and its consequences. The hearts of all christians are turned to the God of nations, he alone is their hope and confid ence, -- Mrs Sears and Mrs Phelps called this morn ing. 12 Mr Wallace returned from the farm. Had a plant bed sow. , Sunday. 13. Dark rainy day. Sandford left here for the farm. Last night as I lay awake in bed thinking over the events of the day, my concience smote me serverely. For harsh language to Jinny, the [?] [?] she was guilty of dishonesty when I found upon calm reflection, she was inocent. I formed a resolution, by the grace of God, that I would patiently submit to imposition rather than do it again. I do hope and pray that I may be enabled to keep it. 14. cloudy and raining. Heard of the death of Laura Wallaces infant. 15 This morning received an invitation to dine with Mrs [Phelps?] and amediately after a message from Mr James

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