1862 July 31 Fredericksburg, Va.

[from the diary of Dr. Brodie Strachan Herndon]

31st  Miss Margaret
Barrett is untiring and by day
& night ministers to our poor
child’s suffering.  Lately Lucy &
Miss Margaret have alternated
in their nights attendance.  Nannie
seems to prefer them.  This evening she
left bequests and again bade
adieu.  Mrs Chew came to spend
the last night.  She is sinking fast.

MSS 2563-b

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