Entry by Catherine Edmondston, April 16, 1861

Source citation
Beth G. Crabtree and James W. Patton, eds., Journal of a Secesh Lady: The Diary of Catherine Ann Devereux Edmondston, 1860-1866 (Raleigh, NC: Division of Archives and History, 1979), 49.
Author (from)
Edmondston, Catherine Ann Devereux Edmondston
Type
Diary
Date Certainty
Exact
Transcriber
Transcription adapted from Journal of a Secesh Lady: The Diary of Catherine Ann Devereux Edmondston, 1860-1866 (1979), edited by Beth G. Crabtree and James W. Patton
Adapted by Don Sailer, Dickinson College
Transcription date
The following transcript has been adapted from Journal of a Secesh Lady: The Diary of Catherine Ann Devereux Edmondston, 1860-1866 (1979).

April 16, 1861

All of no avail. The dam gave way about daylight this morning. We lost all the work; the Low grounds are just ploughed & planted with corn, besides fencing & ditching. But outside matters occupy us so that tho’ it is a heavy blow in both money & work & entails strict economy on us for the rest of the year, we do not regard it as ordinarily we should. Public affairs absorb all our interest; the desire to know what next Mr. Lincoln will do!

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