Susan Bradford Eppes, December 2, 1859, Through Some Eventful Years (Macon, GA: Press of the J.W. Burke Co., 1926), 120-121.
Transcription adapted from Through Some Eventful Years (1926), by Susan Bradford Eppes
Adapted by Michael Blake, Dickinson College
The following transcript has been adapted from Through Some Eventful Years (1926).
December 2nd, 1859 -- This is the day John Brown is to be hung. We are not going to school today for Miss Platt is sick in bed with a headache. When Fanny took her breakfast upstairs to her she would not open the door, just said she did not wish any. I took her dinner to her but she answered me through the half-opened door that she was too ill to eat. I asked if I could send the doctor to her but she did not want him; said she often had such attacks and she would be well in the morning; said she did not wish to be disturbed at supper time.