Ellen Stabler Diaries

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Diary: Ellen Stabler, 1864-1867

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2d. - 3d. mo.

29th. 2d. day. Cloudy all day: Father went for mother, got home before 5 oclock: Joe and William plowing at their places:

3d.mo, 1st. 3d.day The ground covered with snow when we got up in the morning, snowed most of the day. William at the [Delite?] after supper.

2d. 4th, day. Clear day: Father and other at Uncle Samuel's in the afternoon : William staid all night at Ashton.

3d. 5th, day. Clear day: Willian took me to Spring Garden, in the morning: he dined at [Fealling?] Green, came home to supper; he and Joe both at the Reading circle.

4th. 6th, day. Clear morning, cloudy afternoon: Joe went to Washington: I was in D

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1864. 1st mo. 1st. 1864. 6th day. Cleared off cold, before dinner: father away nearly all day on business for B. Downes: Lucy came home from Burnside after dinner. William at the Cottage after tea.

2d. 7th. day. Clear and cold: Mercury down to 1 this morning. Kate spent the day here: Joe and William both out somewhere after supper: William at Joshua Gilpins I think.

3d. 1st. day. Clear and cold: John Stabler called here before meeting; Joe and William went to S. Brooke's mill dam in the afternoon to skate: Lucy went to Sharon and to the mill dam awhile, then to Phil's to stay all night; Joe at Phil's after supper; William at Sulford to supper.

4th. 2d. day Cloudy, begun to snow by 10 oclock, snowed all day: Mercury 18 early in the morning: Joe went to Washington: Lucy came home from Phil's in the morning; William at Ashton to a "scale meeting" after supper: Cutting ice in the morning

5th. 3d. day Cleared off cold and windy about noon: father went to Higgins [?] after dinner: Joe came home from Washington William at Joshua Gilpins and Uncle E. Thomas [?] after supper.

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1mo 6th 4th day Cloudy will toward evening, then cleared off: mercury 17 this morning: at monthly meeting: Aunt Rebecca and Mollie Wood came here from meeting, staid till after supper: William at the store after supper: Robert Stabler here in the afternoon/ in a sleigh/ to look at William's cattle

7th 5th day Clear morning, clouded up in the afternoon: snowed some at night: Lucy at Harewood and Gideon's in the afternoon, she and William at the Reading Circle in the evening: Mary Brooke came home with them: father at Uncle Samuel's and Ashton in the morning, at the mill to see Rush in the afternoon,

8th 6th day Snowed for two hours in the morning, cleared of about noon: Lucy and Mary Brook went to the Cottage late in the afternoon, William there after supper: Joe hauling wood all day. Ans eaesy 13 at 8 oclock

9th 7th day Clear and cold. Emily came in the stage, Brother came as far as Warwick Millers in the stage Joe was [waiting?] him there for him: Joe at Ashton after supper: Charlie Brook brought Emily down from the store mercury 18 at 5 ocloclk, 13 at 8.

10th 1st day Clear day. Lucy and Mary Brook came from the Cottage before meeting: Mary went home after meeiing: Fred Stabler dined here: Henry, Mary and Belle Stalber called here

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1st mo 15th 6th day Cloudy and foggy all day: mild. clear sun set. William at the Cottage after supper.

16th 7th day Clear day: Lucy came home from the Cottage in the morning, she and Emily went to Ashton before dinner: Emily went to Bentleys in the afternoon. William went to Phil after supper.

17th 1st day Cloudy and cold in the morning, cleared off in the afternoon: Jim Stabler dined here: Frank Thomas here before meeting. Lucy went to Burnside in the afternoon, staid all night. Morher and William went to Uncle Samuels after supper to see Harvey Miller who came yesterday, is going away tomorrow.

18th 2d day A rainy day: Joe came home from Baltimore, staid last night at Avondale.Minnie Finish came here from school and staid all night. Jo at Harewood after supper.

19th 3d day Cloudy and windy most of the day, with showers, about noon: the sun shone out at intervals in the morning, broke away some about sun set: Lucy came home from Burnside in the morning: Emily and I at Harewood to tea: William at Riverside after tea.

20th 4th day Cloudy morning, cleared off at noon a bright afternoon. Lucy at Gideons awhile in the afternoon. Kate here awhile

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1st moLucy went to Robert Moore's in the afternoon and staid all night I dined at Joshua Gilpiin's took tea at Sherwood. William met me there: Aunt Jane here awhile in the afternoon..

26th 3d Clear and mild. father went to Rockville. Lucy came home from Robert Moore's in the morning: Mother went to see Sarah Gilpin awhile in the morning: William at Uncle E. Thomas's after supper: Joe came home from Washington.

27th 4th day Clear and mile: Robert, and Hannah Stabler and the two children and Alice Taylor came here before meeting staid 'till 5 oclock, Mary Miller came in the afternoon. Robert came for her after supper. father at Ashton in the afternoon: William plowing at his place, all day at Ashton after supper. This is Henrietta's birth day

28th mercury up to 65 5th day Clear and warm: father went to Avondale in the afternoon: Lucy went to Samuel Elliotts: Joe not well, about the house all day. William plowing at his place: I went to Uncle Samuel's to the Association: Gideon Gilpin here after supper.

29th 6th day Clear and mild: father came home from Avondale in the afternoon: William plowing at his place: at Phils after supper: Joe plowing the peach orchard.

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1st 2d mo 30th 7th day Cloudy and foggy all day: rained after night: William plowing at his place iin the afternoon: at the Lyceum after supper, staid all night at Ashton: Joe plowing in the orchard in front of the house in the afternoon: Lucy came home from the River by way of J. C. Gilpin and the Lyceum: Gilpin came with her from the Lyecum and staid awhile

31st 1st day 2 day Cloudy all day: Jim Stabler staid here: William went to Olney to supper.

2d mo 1st 2d day Cloudy all day, rained some early in the afternoon: Lucy and William went to the Lyceum at 8 oclock to a Sanitary meeting: William went from there to Ashton.

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foggy all the morning, broke away in the afternoon: Lucy went to the Cottage in the morning, staid all night: father and mother at Uncle E. Thomas's in the afternoon: William plowing at his place all day.

3d 4th day Cloudy and blustering with snow flurries most of the day, cleared off late in the afternoon right cold. Hoe went to Washinton: Lucy came home from the Cottage in the morning, called at Harewood in the afternoon Emily and I at Harewood after supper: ajune Vogle called here in the afternoon.

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2d mo 4th 5th day Clear except a few clouds in the morning and cool: father and mother spent the day at Uncle Samuels, Lucy at the Lyceum to meet the Sanitary committee at 3 oclock, Sarah Stabler came home with her to supper__they, with William went to the Reading Circle after supper: Joe came home from Washington about 6 oclock

5th 6th day Clear day: Lucy dined at Sharon: Mother at Harewood in the afternoon: Emily went to Robert Moore's from school.

66h 7th day Cloudy all day, rained a little in the afternoon: William at his place at work: Joe plowing in the orchard in the afternoon: Lucy at Harewood to in the morning, and again in the afternoon: William at Willow Grove after supper.

7th 1st day Cloudy 'til the middle of the afternoon, it cleared off: Lucy went to Brooke Grove from meeting: Joe went to Phils: William at Uncle Samuel's awhile in the afternoon: Emily came to meeting from R. R.Moores, then home.

8th 2d day Clear day: father went to Baltimore in the stage: William plowing at his place: I spent the day at Uncle Samuel's called at Burnside Pattie Thomas came home with Emily from school, and staid all night, William at the Cottage after supper. Joe plowing in the orchard.

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2d. mo.

9th. 3d. day

Clear and cool: I went to Sharon awhile in the afternoon Jow plowing int he orchard in the afternoon.

10th. 4th. day

Clear and cool: Lucy came home & before meeting, came from Olney this morning, Cousin Sarah and Eliza came with her and staid "till meeting time & father came from Baltimore Emily Thomas her to dinner. Lucy at Ashton in the afternoon. William at the store after supper.

11th. 5th. day

Clear and cold: mercury 11 in the morning. Joe, William and George at William's place cleaning wheat all day. Lucy at Gideons awhile in the afternooon, she, Joe and I at - Harewood after supper: Emily at home all morningwith toothache. Gideon /\ here [?] for butter in the afternoon.

12th. 6th. day.

Clear early morning, clouded up about nine oclock, clear -ed off again in the afternoon. killed a beef, father took some of it to Frank Millers after dinner: Lucy went to Uncle Samuel's in the morning, came home in the afternoon, and took Lucy [ deleted] Emily to Uncle E. Thomas's to stay all night:William at the cottage after supper.

13th. 7th. day.

Clear day: Joe went to Laurel for Guona: I went to Sharon awhile in the afternoon; Lucy came home from Uncle E. Thomas's in the afternoon; William went to Roger Brooke's to stay all night.

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2d mo. on "Emancipation" after supper. Joe hauling wood this morning.

19th 6th day Clear and cole: Mercuery 6 this morning: got up to 20 in the afternoon: Lucy called at Sharon and Fulford in the afternoon, at Gideon's to tea: Joe went to Washington with Lucy: I went to Sherwood after dinner to get vaccinated Wilson at the Reading Circle in the evening.

20th 7th day Clear and cold. Mercury 12 in the morning got up to 38 in the afternoon. father and mother at Uncle Samuels in the afternoon: Joe came home from Washington. William at Burnside after supper.

21st 1st day Mercury 24 in the morning. Clear mornings, clouded up in the afternoon: I went to Falling Green from meeting. Margaret and I called at Spring Garden awhile in the afternoon Anna Bentley came to see Emily awhile in the afternoon.

22d 2d day Clear morning and evening, cloudy most of the day Eliza and I called at John's and Uncle Tom's awhile in the morning: Debbie at Falling Green at supper.

23rd 3d day Clear day, Mercury up to 61 at noon: came down to Olney early in the morning: went to Rockland Ann tea Anna F. went with me: Joe went to Washington: Lizzie Lea

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2d mo called here. Aunt Nancy here too.

24th 4th day Clear day, windy. I came from Olney to meeting then home. Hannah Anna Oakford fained in meeting: Lucy went to Burnside in the afternoon: I went to the store.

25th 5th day Cloudy most of the day: father took mother to Avondale, he came home to supper: Henrietta Briggs dined here, Annie Porter spent the day here: William and Joe both went to Brady's sale, Fred and Asa Stabler came home with them to supper, they with Annie and Lucy went to the Debate after supper: Joe went down to the Dutch Sail[ore?] in the morning.

26 6th day Clear and windy: father went to Bakers and Marlowes, Lucy at Harewood to supper:

27th 7th day Clear and pleasant: Lucy and Emily went to James Stone's in the afternoon: I went to the store: Joe plowing at Ingelside in the afternoon, went to Falling Green after supper to stay all night.

28th 1st day Lea is day. Uncle Caleb and Charlie Brooke called here before meeting: Tom Lea here to dinner: William at Uncle Samuel's to supper: Hazy all day, cloudy part of the day

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