1863 February 13 “Hopedale,” Albemarle County, Va.

[from the diary of Mary S. Boyden, daughter of the Rev. Ebenezer Boyden, rector of Walker’s Parish (later Christ Episcopal), Cismont, Va.]

Friday 13th  No school today – I have been busy
making pies &c for Hanson’s box – It is to go on
Monday – father returned from Charlottesville
today, & brought some ten pounds of brown
sugar for which he paid $10 – & some black
tea worth $9 a lb- I made a little blank book
which I mean to give to Mr Mountjoy to write
his songs in – Maria out at last.  She has been
sick 22 days of this new year – nearly half-

MSS  4288

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