Moncure Daniel Conway, Diary, 1851-1853, MC 1999.6, Moncure Daniel Conway Family Papers, Archives and Special Collections, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, p. 7.
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April 1st. I left Grandpa's on this ominous day for my circuit. Reached Occoquan at 3 P.M.: had a mouthful of bread that was so sour that it gave me bad dreams that night: pd. for this 37 1/2 c. Overtook a poor Corsican: gave him a Dime to play two tunes on his organ out there in the woods. Spoke to him in French: he was delighted. My house was very coy at night: reached Alex. at about 8 o'c. Took tea: went to see Miss Lou Wilson: Found John Horner & Ham. White at Newton's. Heard from the former all of the minutiae relative to John Daniel & Scott Powhattan.