Himes, Charles Francis, to Helen Himes, Carlisle, PA, 10 May 1857. MC 2000.1, Charles Francis Himes Family Papers, Archives and Special Collections, Dickinson College, Carlisle, P.A.
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May 10th, 1857
Called yesterday in Wilson, Frank, Pede and I escorted Kate and Mettie-Coz. Maris and Miss Gerhart to the Chapel exercises. The latter was particularly pleased,” and thanked me for affording her so much gratification. She is exceedingly innocent. Attended chapel twice. In the morning, Miss Mettie sang the solo, “to thee oh God, our Saviour,” the choir singning the chorus. She succeeded very well. In the afternoon the band sang “the Inquiry” “Tell me ye minged minds &c. &c.” Took very well indeed. Dr. was much pleased, and says it will bear repeating. Quite a compliment for him. Pede & I took Kate & mette at night, to the 1st Presbyterian church. Found it very pleseant. Mettie is becoming more and more pleasant & interesting every day. Wrote to Ellen, and also to Father from whom I rec’d a letter yesterday. Says Henry fulfilled a contract to make ten large studs of Tennessee marble with which the Capitol is ornamented, for Mr. Winter at $5.00. He propose taking $3.00 more made in a similar way, and buy him a match. He has a great ambition to make money and very fond of spending it too. Father says mother and H-will probably be on here in the course of two or three days. Rec’d a “Daily Union” containing two columns & a half in answer to a “lie” contained in the New York Herald, written by the Washington correspondent. See next page.