Moncure Daniel Conway Journal, December 25, 1852.

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    Moncure Daniel Conway, Diary, 1851-1853, MC 1999.6, Moncure Daniel Conway Family Papers, Archives and Special Collections, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, p. 119-120.
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    Christmas morning - rainy, rainy! We have fine times at home at any rate. This is the first Xmas we have also all been together since 1850: but one is not here now! The Children are delighted with the riches which Chris Cringle has reaped into their stockings; and Sunday startly cracker reports bear witness to their joy. Mill & I have had the pleasure of giving them Dr. Walt's Youthful Poems & Rasselas and they are satisfied. We have also just received a hard scolding from Ma for buying her a noble copy of Longfellow for 3.50. I've given Mill Zschokke's Tales. I've received Gifts of a Splendid Gold pen & pencil from Ma & a fine umbrella fr. Mill. Xmas night I set off fire works in the yard for the benefit of white & blk.

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